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Veterans Woods Roy F. Hassert Grove

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District Moves Forward on Construction Projects

Work will begin at Hammel Woods and area trails and parking lots this fall.

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Preserve History

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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Natural Resources

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

Trails

Roy F. Hassert Grove features 0.46 mile of natural surface trail, ideal for the following activities:

  •     Hiking/Running
  •     Cross-Country Skiing
  •     Snowshoeing

Picnicking

Roy F. Hassert Grove offers one picnic shelter for rental, Roy F. Hassert Grove Shelter (permit capacity of 100 people). Learn more about picnic permits and fees.

Geocaching

Permits are available for geocaching at Veterans Woods. Learn more about geocaching permits.

Location

Veterans Woods – Roy F. Hassert Grove is located on Joliet Road, east of Route 53/Bolingbrook Drive in Romeoville.

Phone

815.727.8700

Hours

8 a.m.-Sunset

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