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Woodridge Park District
WPDcoatedlogo.jpgWoodridge Park District offers more than 1,000 programs each year, and maintains five facilities and 60 community and neighborhood parks and sites, woodlands, wetlands, bikeways and open space totaling 655 acres.
Facilities include the ARC, Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park, Village Greens Golf Course and the Community Center.

Woodridge Recreation
The Village of Woodridge is a great place to refresh your mind, body, and spirit. Residents and visitors can enjoy amenities including golf courses and ice skating at Seven Bridges Arena, Edwards Health and Fitness Center, and an expanded off-road bikeway system. Woodridge provides better golfing access than most Illinois communities with two village-owned golf courses; Seven Bridges and the Village Greens of Woodridge.

Local Recreational Areas
In addition to great parks and facilities offering top-notch recreational activities, there are many nearby nearby recreational areas that offer a multitude of outdoor activities. Review the listing below for a recreational area that may offer something you enjoy!

Greene Valley County Forest Preserve
Greene Valley is home to many native birds, mammals and plants, and provides a spectacular display of spring wildflowers. In the wetlands there are waterfowl, shorebirds, aquatic life, and toads and frogs can be heard during the spring breeding season. Red foxes, coyotes, meadowlarks, and bobolinks co-exist in the meadows. Owls can also be spotted in the forest. Hawk-watching from Greene Valley Hill is popular with birders in the fall. It offers a great opportunity to enjoy 11 miles of multi-purpose trails, camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, an off-leash dog area, picnicking, a model-aircraft area, horseback riding. and more.

The 190 foot Greene Valley Hill provides an impressive scenic overlook of DuPage County and beyond to the Chicago skyline. The Tricky-Tree-Trek is a self-guided nature trail that gives visitors a chance to make and use their own leaf identification keys.

Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve
With glacier-formed ridges, ravines and potholes Waterfall Glen may be the most astonishing parcel of open space in DuPage County. The preserve contains 700 acres of a contiguous woodland block and a dolomite prairie with rock very close to the surface and shallow soil and is home to rare plants for the region. One entrance can be found at 101st Street and Lemont Road. Waterfall Glen’s many habitats include prairies, savannas, oak-maple woodlands, and planted pine groves. The distinctive features make it a haven for a wide variety of plants and animals. Ecologists have recorded more than 600 native plant species at the preserve, which includes 75% of all the plants known to grow naturally in DuPage County. In addition, there are countless fish, amphibian, reptilian, and mammalian species can be found in the preserve, as well as more than 160 avian species, some year-round and some migrating.

Outdoor education camps, orienteering (map and compass hiking), Forest Preserve District programs, youth group camping, biking, fishing, horseback riding, model aircraft area, picnicking and miles of multi-purpose trails are just a few of the activities offered.

Morton Arboretum
Located on Route 53 just west of I-355 and north of I-88 in Lisle, the Morton Arboretum offers people the opportunity to experience the joy of the ever-changing seasons 365 days a year. Whether you seek a quiet walk in the woods or an active family exploration, the Arboretum offers a wide variety of activities, events, tours, and classes for people of all ages and interests. Within an oasis of magnificent trees and beautiful landscapes, visitors are invited to explore 16 miles of hiking trails and 9 miles of paved roads.

Additional activities include a guided tour on an open-air tram, an award-winning Children’s Garden and Maze Garden, lunch in The Ginkgo Room overlooking Meadow Lake. The Arboretum is a unique place to explore, discover, escape, and connect with trees and nature.

Egermann Woods County Forest Preserve
One of the few remaining pre-settlement oak forests in DuPage County is in Egermann Woods Preserve. Several ephemeral ponds and 15 acres of reforested native trees and plants are contained in the preserve, making it a valuable habitat for amphibians, birds, and other wildlife species. There is a mowed turf trail which meanders for 1.3 miles through the preserve. The trail can be used by hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders, cross-country skiers and joggers. No parking is available.

Fox Hollow Forest Preserve
Fox Hollow currently stands as an undeveloped, natural area. The preserve is a mix of wetlands, ponds, open fields, and immature woods.

Oldfield Oaks Forest Preserve
Oldfield Oaks is an excellent example of an intact, mature oak woodland, natural wetland, and restored prairie. With this diverse mix of ecosystems, the preserve is home to a variety of wildlife, from foxes to great horned owls to western chorus frogs. Wildlife conservation activities such as amphibian monitoring and bird counts take place at the preserve. The Forest Preserve District offers historical and nature programs at Oldfield Oaks and two miles of looped limestone footpaths meander through mature oak woodlands and open prairies, which is the perfect setting to see coyotes, foxes, and a variety of nesting and migratory birds.

Black Partridge Forest Preserve
Black Partridge Forest Preserve is located west of Lemont Road near the intersection of Lemont and 111th Street. This 80-acre site has ravines and contains riparian forests that contain sugar maple, basswood, birch, and red, white, and bur oak trees. The site contains high quality habitat for fish, amphibians, and reptiles; and visitors can often spot snakes, toads, and many different species of birds.

Keepataw County Forest Preserve
Just west of I-355 along Bluff Road, is the 215-acre Keepataw County Forest Preserve. A quarter-mile path leads visitors from the parking lot to a scenic overview of limestone bluffs and the extensive wetlands that populate the Des Plaines River Valley below.

Danada Forest Preserve
Danada has a rich history as the former home of Daniel and Ada Rice, and Kentucky Derby winner Lucky Debonair. Today, the preserve is the home of Danada Equestrian Center, which is surrounded by 783 acres of rolling terrain that encompass wetlands, woodlands, and prairies. A large wetland complex interspersed with fields is located in the area west of Naperville Road. A 35-acre prairie attracts a variety of wildlife, including waterfowl, grassland birds, and a heron rookery.

Educational programs, hayrides in the fall, volunteer opportunities, banquet hall, fishing, picnicking, and nearly 3 miles of multipurpose trails are just a few of the activities available here.