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

Wauponsee Glacial Trail Section Closed for Bridge Replacement Work



A northern section of the Wauponsee Glacial Trail will be closed from October 31 through spring for bridge replacement work. 

The trail's Jackson Creek bridge will be replaced. It is located just south of Delaney Road and east of Cherry Hill Road in Manhattan Township. 

The trail, which travels 22.42 miles from Joliet to the Kankakee River in Custer Park, was converted from a railway corridor. Many of the original rail bridges and structures remained and were used as part of the trail. The bridge that is being replaced is a 92-foot structure that has deteriorated and is in need of replacement. 

The bridge replacement project will cost $398,681, and the work will be performed by P.T. Ferro Construction.

The Wauponsee Glacial Trail north and south of the Jackson Creek bridge will remain open during the bridge replacement. 

____________

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.

News

Forest Preserve Board Approves $25 Million Capital Plan

11/14/2019

The bond funds will be used to improve preserves and facilities and allow for additional land acquisition. 

Read More


Stay Fit and Have Some Family Fun This Winter

11/12/2019

The Forest Preserve District offers ample opportunities for sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and winter-themed programs to keep you fit and having fun all season long.

Read More


Winter Weather May Impact Preserve Openings

11/8/2019

For the public’s safety, some preserves may remain closed immediately after a winter weather event as District staff work to plow the roadways to make travel less hazardous.

Read More


Sign up for a Newsletter