The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

Current Headlines

'Rock the Woods' Music and Food Combo Rolls Into McKinley Woods

Photo for:

Keep your summer fun rolling along with the Forest Preserve’s “Rock the Woods” event featuring live music by the popular band Infinity and tasty meals from three food truck vendors.

The food and music combo is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, August 30, at McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove in Channahon. The band will be using the pavilion space, so bring a chair or blanket to sit on and a cooler with your favorite beverages. 

“'Rock the Woods' provides a great opportunity for visitors to experience McKinley Woods and the Forest Preserve District in a rare, fun and relaxed way,” said Ralph Schultz, the Forest Preserve’s chief operating officer. “It’s not often that visitors have an opportunity to listen to live music, watch a sunset and enjoy a forest preserve after dark.”

The free family-friendly event is a wonderful way to squeeze in some final summer fun before fall sets in, said Ben Hecke, the Forest Preserve’s community partnerships and outreach coordinator.

“’Rock the Woods’ is designed to be a night where families can come and enjoy a great dinner and an amazing band to send off summer in style,” he said.

The band Infinity will play a mixture of “classic to current” music including the hits of Boston, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Queen, REO Speedwagon, and their signature group Journey.

Audience participation is a big part of their show, so don’t be surprised if you are singing along with the group or suddenly have a microphone appear before you. And they have no prepared set list, instead preferring to employ the strategy of: “You say it, we play it!”

Infinity has won awards and broken festival attendance records at various venues, according to the band’s website.

If you work up an appetite groovin’ to Infinity’s tunes, three of the most sought-after food trucks in the Chicagoland area will be ready to sell you some tasty morsels:

Registration is not required.


Stay up-to-date on the happenings in Will County's forest preserves by subscribing to The Citizen, our weekly digital newsletter that provides subscribers with updates on Forest Preserve news, upcoming events, and other fun and useful information for the whole family. If you're only interested in programs, subscribe to The Weekly Five, which outlines the five must-do programs each week. Signing up for either newsletter is easy and free of charge.


Order a 2020 Canine Calendar Today to Benefit Homeless Pets in Will County


Calendars filled with photogenic pups who frequent the Forest Preserve's dog parks will be delivered in time for the holidays, and each calendar sold will generate $10 for the Will County Humane Society.

Read More

Plum Creek Greenway Trail Addition Opens in Crete Township


The 1-mile trail section extends south from Plum Valley Preserve – Burville Road Access, which includes a dog park and a picnic pavilion. 

Read More

'Don't Be A Jerk' Campaign Takes Aim at Troublesome Trail Users


One thing is certain: Nobody likes a jerk in the preserves participating in a number of offensive behaviors. 

Read More

The Citizen Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates