Plans and Projects

Current Projects

Ben Fuller House at Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve

The District's Board of Commissioners awarded a professional-services contract to prepare the Ben Fuller House for public use.

Blackwell Forest Preserve Fleet Services Building Project

A new 16-bay fleet building at Blackwell Forest Preserve will provide almost 29,000 square feet for the maintenance and repair of District vehicles and equipment...

Churchill Woods Wetland Restoration Project

The goal of the wetland enhancement project at Churchill Woods is to eradicate the reed canary grass monoculture from the wet prairie and sedge meadow areas...

Cooperative Invasive-Species-Control Program at Springbrook Prairie

Invasive flowering rush populations treated at Springbrook Prairie...

Danada Visitors Enhancements

The District proposed implementing additional accessories, trails, and landscaping as part of the overall master plan...

Dunham Wetland and Prairie Restoration

The Forest Preserve District and its partners are continuing to restore 212 acres of prairies and wetlands at Dunham Forest Preserve, including 11 acres funded by Canadian National and 30 acres by DuPage County Stormwater Management.

Forest Preserve Aerial Treatments for Common Reed

The District will close some DuPage forest preserve areas for aerial treatment to common reed, an invasive plant.

Hawk Hollow And Mallard Lake: County Farm Road Bridge And Trail Improvements

In September 2013, the District entered into a Professional Services contract with TranSystems for Phase I and II engineering of the County Farm Road Bridge and Trail Improvements project at both Mallard Lake and Hawk Hollow Forest Preserves.

Hawk Hollow Off-Leash Dog Area And Pratt's Wayne Woods Model Airfield

In October of 2012, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County entered into a cooperative agreement with Canadian National Railways (CN) for the construction of certain improvements on District properties. The purpose of the agreement was to allow CN to fulfill certain regulatory requirements on District property as part of their Munger Connection project.

Mallard Lake: Invasive Shoreline Vegetation Treatment Continues

The District is using follow-up herbicide treatments to eliminate invasive common reed along Mallard Lake’s shore.

Mayslake Off-Leash Dog Area Improvements

Since this area at Mayslake Forest Preserve in Oak Brook opened in 1999, it’s been extremely popular. Increased use has created the need for improvements...

McDowell Grove, West Branch DuPage River Habitat Restoration And Hydraulic Improvements Project

The District and DuPage County Stormwater Management will begin a restoration project starting May 2013.

McKee House at Churchill Woods

The District is conducting an architectural study on the McKee House at Churchill Woods to determine costs for renovation...

New Entrance, Parking, Trails and Plaza at St. James Farm

Construction began in July 2012 on a new Winfield Road entrance 600 feet north of the existing one...

North Central DuPage Regional Trail / Woodland Hawk Update

Review details of the re-alignment of the Woodland Hawk Trail at Hawk Hollow...

Oak Meadows Golf Improvements Design

The District will begin master plan construction at Oak Meadows Golf Course in summer 2015.

St. James Farm Forest Preserve Trail Improvements Project

The Forest Preserve District will begin construction of a looped trail at St. James Farm Forest Preserve late summer 2014.

St. James Farm: Water And Sewer Improvements

In May 2013, the District entered into a Professional Services contract with Strand Associates for Phase I, II and III engineering for the St. James Farm Water and Sewer Improvements project.

Waterfall Glen: Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Habitat Restoration

The District is part of a team to identify conservation measures for the Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Habitat Restoration Project at Waterfall Glen.

Waterfall Glen: Kettle Woods And Musk Turtle Marsh

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is restoring Kettle Woods and Musk Turtle Marsh at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien to functional, sustainable ecosystems.

Waterfall Glen: Trail Improvements at Musk Turtle Marsh

The 2,472-acre Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve is home to savannas, woodlands, prairies and wetlands...

West Branch Regional Trail: Timber Ridge And West Branch Forest Preserves

The Forest Preserve District is working cooperatively with the Village of Carol Stream and the Wayne Township Road District to complete a critical missing segment in the West Branch Regional Trail from Timber Ridge Forest Preserve in West Chicago to West Branch Forest Preserve in Carol Stream.

West Branch Regional Trail: Winfield Mounds To West DuPage Woods

Over the past several years, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, the village of Winfield, and Winfield Riverwalk Committee have been working cooperatively on the development of a segment of the West Branch Regional Trail that will connect residents to Winfield Mounds Forest Preserve, West DuPage Woods Forest Preserve, Wynwood Park, Lions Park, Oakwood Park, downtown Winfield, the Winfield Metra Station, Winfield Riverwalk and Central DuPage Hospital.

West Branch: Klein Fen, River Restoration And Wetland Mitigation Project

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and DuPage County Stormwater Management will begin a 350-acre multiyear restoration project at West Branch Forest Preserve in Bartlett, which will restore 1 mile of the West Branch of the DuPage River, 90 acres of wetlands, the 34-acre Klein Fen (a rare type of wetland) and adjoining prairies.

Willowbrook Wildlife Center Master Plan — Phase 1 Improvements

The District is working toward the first phase of Willowbrook Wildlife Center's Master Plan.

Zebra Mussels Confirmed in West Branch Lakes

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County confirmed the presence of invasive, nonnative zebra mussels in Deep Quarry and Bass lakes at West Branch Forest Preserve.
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