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Food Truck Friday

6/30/2017: Head out to Whalon Lake for this installment of Food Truck Fridays, where La Cocinita will be serving up its Latin American street food.

Food Truck Friday

08/25/17: Grumpy Gaucho will be serving up its empanadas and other food inspired by Argentina, Italy and Spain.

Food Truck Friday

08/04/17: Rogue Curbside Kitchen will be serving up its sandwiches and more. In addition, Carnivale will be offering a Latin fusion menu, and Ugly Truckin Sandwiches will have a variety of fresh local sandwich fare.

Food Truck Fridays Lineup Gets Expanded

Due to popular demand, the Forest Preserve's 'Food Truck Fridays' lineup is being expanded to offer more options.

Food Truck Friday

07/21/17: Rogue Curbside Kitchen will be serving up its sandwiches and more; Roaming Hog will be serving its pork-centric cuisine.

Food Truck Friday

07/14/17: La Cocinita will be serving up its Latin American street food, and Ugly Truckin Sandwiches will have a variety of fresh local sandwich fare.

Food Truck Friday

07/28/17: Best Truckin’ BBQ will be serving up its sandwiches and sides, and Ofrenda Contemporary Gordita will offer a modern take on traditional Mexican dishes.

Lake Renwick Maintenance Facility Addition

The Forest Preserve will continue to manage its portion of the preserve with a 2 bay addition to the existing maintenance facility to accommodate more of the preserve maintenance staff in the immediate area.

Food Truck Friday

07/07/17: Featured food trucks will be Brother George's BBQ and Ofrenda Contemporary Gordita.

Food Truck Friday

08/11/17: Toasty Cheese will be serving up its gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches; Shrimp Shack will offer a variety of fried seafood.

Food Truck Friday

08/18/17: La Cocinita will be serving up its Latin American street food and The Fat Shallot will have tasty sandwiches.

Free Concert Series Begins June 1

What better way to enjoy a beautiful summer evening in a forest preserve than to set up a lawn chair, grab a refreshing drink from your cooler and settle in for some entertainment.

Morning Bird HIke

This program at Monee Reservoir is for birders of all backgrounds, from beginners to experts.

Whalon Lake

The 249-acre Whalon Lake was acquired between 1992 and 2007. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

McKinley Woods

McKinley Woods has two shelters available at Frederick's Grove and Kerry Sheridan Grove, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

Volunteer Workday: Hammel Woods

08/27/17: Contribute to your community, support your local environment, meet fellow nature-lovers, and get some fresh air and exercise.

Fishing

Fishing opportunities are available in the Will County forest preserves free of charge.

Hammel Woods – DuPage River Access

The 445-acre Hammel Woods was acquired between 1930 and 2011. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Dog Exercising

The Forest Preserve District of Will County has six dog parks throughout the county. All parks provide fenced areas that allow dogs to run and play without a leash.

Rock Run Greenway Trail

The Rock Run Greenway Trail travels 9.93 miles from Crest Hill south through Joliet.

Plum Valley Preserve – Burville Road Access Development

The Plum Valley Preserve – Burville Road Access Development project is planned to be a three-phase development of Plum Valley Preserve in Crete Township.

Monee Reservoir

The Monee Reservoir Visitor Center offers a variety of educational and recreational opportunities

Rock Run Rookery Preserve

The 224-acre Rock Run Rookery Preserve was acquired between 2002 and 2011. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

Messenger Marsh

The 620-acre Messenger Marsh was acquired between 1989 and 2000. The preserve is part of the Spring Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 1,900 acres.

Pet Owners: Information About Leptospirosis

The Forest Preserve District would like to make you aware of a serious disease, Leptospirosis, which can affect dog owners and their pets.

Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve

The 997-acre Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve was acquired between 1974 and 2006. The preserve is part of the Thorn Creek preservation system, which conserves approximately 1,600 acres.

Birding by Boat

Enjoy flat water kayaking through Rock Run Rookery Preserve as we listen and look for birds.

Save These Dates for Moonlight Concerts, Food Truck Fridays

Summer may seem like a long way off, but it’s never too early to mark your calendars for some fun events being offered by the Forest Preserve District of Will County in June, July and August.

Tackle the District's Hiking Challenge

Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve's 'Hike the Grove' features eight hikes over eight weeks.

Spot’s Clubhouse Scavenger Hunts

8/11/2017: Spot and his friends are ready to test your hunting skills.

Sharefest Community Workday: Hickory Creek Preserve – Hickory Creek Junction

09/16/17: Contribute to your community, support your local environment, meet fellow nature-lovers, and get some fresh air and exercise.

Monee Reservoir

The 248-acre Monee Reservoir was acquired between 1982 and 2006. The preserve is part of the Rock Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 460 acres.

Nature Camp for Seniors: Wild Animal Tracks

We’ll put ourselves in the paws of some of Thorn Creek’s woodland creatures to discover clues to wild animals’ identities and to explore adaptations animals have developed to find food and survive through the different seasons.

Sugar Creek Preserve

The 317-acre Sugar Creek Preserve was acquired between 1972 and 2011. The preserve is part of the Sugar Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 320 acres.

Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting activity that is growing in popularity, and is permitted in select Will County forest preserves.

Music in the Moonlight Concert

7/20/2017: This concert at Riverview Farmstead offers a British invasion theme with retro rock ’n roll band Bagshot Row.

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