The 77-acre Veterans Woods was acquired in 1966.
The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.
Roy F. Hassert Grove is one of two access areas to the preserve. The other access area is Traders Corner in Romeoville.
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Veterans Woods protects forest habitat.
The preserve is home to a variety of plant species, including the yellow trout lily and oaks.
Amenities and Activities
Roy F. Hassert Grove features 0.33 mile of paved trail, ideal for the following activities:
- Cross-Country Skiing
Veterans Woods has two shelters available at Roy F. Hassert Grove and Traders Corner, each with a permit capacity of 100 people. Learn more about picnic permits and fees.
Permits are available for geocaching at Veterans Woods. Learn more about geocaching permits.