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Alessio Prairie

The 13-acre Alessio Prairie was acquired in 1995. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.

Vincennes Trail

The 6-acre Vincennes Trail was acquired in 2005. The preserve is part of the Plum Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,300 acres.

Birds Junction Marsh

Birds Junction Marsh is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.

Black Walnut Creek Preserve

The 109-acre Black Walnut Creek Preserve was acquired between 2006 and 2010. The preserve comprises the Black Walnut Creek preservation system.

Briscoe Mounds

The 39-acre Briscoe Mounds was acquired between 1937 and 1989. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Employment

The Forest Preserve District of Will County provides challenging job opportunities. Positions are posted as they become available.

Sixth Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Seventh Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

High School

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Kindergarten

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Eighth Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Fifth Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

First Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

First Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Whalon Lake

Whalon Lake has two shelters available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

Forked Creek Preserve

Forked Creek Preserve has two shelters available at Forsythe Woods and the Ballou Road Access, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter.

I&M Canal Trail

The I&M Canal Trail travels 7.55 miles from the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site north through Lockport to Romeoville.

Police Department

The police department’s mission is to safeguard the visitors, employees and properties of the Forest Preserve District of Will County. Protection of properties includes the District’s natural and cultural resources and its wildlife.

Educator Resources

The Forest Preserve District of Will County has a wide variety of educational resources available to teachers.

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.

Prairie Bluff Preserve

Prairie Bluff Preserve has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter. Groups smaller than 25 also can purchase a permit, which grants exclusive use of a shelter for the entire day.

Riverview Farmstead Preserve

Riverview Farmstead Preserve has one shelter available, and a permit is required for all groups of 25 or more to use a shelter. Groups smaller than 25 also can purchase a permit, which grants exclusive use of a shelter for the entire day.

From Stone to Water: Quarrying in Will County

Over decades, the Forest Preserve District of Will County has acquired a number of properties that include these manmade lakes.

The Sandhill Crane Experience

This is a spectacle right out of a television wildlife special, except it is not in some far-off, exotic location, but right here in the Midwest.

Girl Scouts plant oaks at Hickory Creek Barrens

The oaks were among 350 donated to The Conservation Foundation.

Before There Was Us

Four properties owned and managed by the Forest Preserve District contain gravesites dating back to the 1800s.

Second Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Third Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Fourth Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

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