Phase one engineering proposals are being sought to extend the DuPage River Trail along Weber Road from Naperville to Bolingbrook. The new trail section would travel through DuPage River Park in Naperville and Indian Boundary Park in Bolingbrook to an existing section of the DuPage River Trail owned by the Bolingbrook Park District. The trail travels east to the Forest Preserve’s Hidden Lakes Trout Farm and Whalon Lake preserves and north to the DuPage Forest Preserve District’s Greene Valley Preserve. Partners in this project would be the City of Naperville, Naperville Park District and Bolingbrook Park District.
Here are the latest headlines from the Forest Preserve District of Will County:
Making connections: Forest Preserve’s countywide trail network continues to grow
The Forest Preserve’s operations committee took action recently that will pave the way for more trail projects as the District works to connect and extend the countywide trail system. Construction oversight is being sought for an extension of the Plum Creek Greenway trail in Crete Township. And phase one engineering proposals are being sought for an extension of the DuPage River Trail from Naperville to Bolingbrook and a new trail along Wolf’s Crossing Road that would connect Naperville and Bolingbrook trails to a trail system in Aurora.
All Forest Preserve visitor centers to close Dec. 15 for staff training
All Forest Preserve District visitor centers will be closed to the public on Friday, Dec. 15, for staff training. All preserves, trails and dog parks will remain open.
When school’s out for the holidays, head to the preserves for family-friendly fun
Explore the preserves while the kids are on their holiday break this year. Check out the wide variety of family-friendly programs that are offered, hike or cross-country ski the trails, take a trip down a sled hill or check out the live critters at the visitor centers.
Don’t hibernate, recreate this winter!
The Forest Preserve District offers a variety of recreational opportunities in winter including hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding. With more than 135 miles of trails, 40 preserves, two sled hills and six dog parks, there are many ways to stay active.
For more information on the Forest Preserve District of Will County, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.