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Please complete the form below to request information or program accommodations, or ask a question about our preserves, programs, or activities. We will do our best to respond to your request within two business days.
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You may also contact us by telephone at 815.727.8700, by fax at 815.722.3608, or by mail at 17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet, Illinois 60433.

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A report highlighting annual Forest Preserve land preservations, preserve improvements, financial information, and much more.
Beautify your favorite forest preserve and sponsor a bench or bench plaque.
Provide your canine friend some off-leash playtime by applying for a dog park permit.
A guide to the features and amenities of Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon.
Visit the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site with this self-guided tour brochure to learn about this unique preserve and its history in the iron and steel producing industry.
Learn about the Forest Preserve’s six dog parks, located throughout the county.
Explore the variety of trails the Forest Preserve has to offer.
A guide to the birds that nest at Lake Renwick.
A Will County map showing forest preserve locations and recreational information.
Plan your next trip on the Old Plank Road Trail, a 22-mile recreational asphalt trail that runs from Joliet into Cook County.
Learn how to offer a lasting tribute while helping the environment through the Forest Preserve District's Tree Donation and Dedication Program.
Find out about the many volunteer opportunities available within the Forest Preserve.
A guide to why and how the Forest Preserve District restores and improves natural areas.


The Forest Preserve District is dedicated to protecting, conserving, enhancing and promoting Will County's natural heritage for the educational, recreational and environmental benefit of present and future generations.


Bringing People and Nature Together


The people of Will County will view the Forest Preserve District as vital to enriching their quality of life.

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