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Veterans Woods closes for improvement project
Veterans Woods will close Thursday, April 26, and remain closed until further notice as work to improve the preserve's parking lots and trails takes place.
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 0.46 mile of natural surface trail, ideal for the following activities:
- Cross-Country Skiing
Permits are available for geocaching at Veterans Woods. Learn more about geocaching permits.