Natural Areas

The department manages over 56 acres of passive park land, over 125 acres of active park land and over 200 acres of protected natural areas. There are over 21 acres of open space and parkland along the Fox River, so take care of them and visit them often. The department has embarked on a mission to prevent vandalism in the parks and to keep open space areas pristine see how you can do your part! The department's Adopt-a-Park program is open to individuals, families, groups, and businesses willing to roll up their sleeves and create a little ambiance.

Wetlands are one of the most productive ecosystems on earth because they produce more living things per acre than other ecosystems...an excerpt from the Living with Wetlands Handbook for Homeowners in Northeastern Illinois produced by the Wetlands Initiative in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Blackhawk Park

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Crystal Springs Park

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East Avenue Park

Heartland Meadows Detention A
Heartland Meadows Detention B

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Julie Drive Detention

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Jim Hansen Park Rain Garden

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Kane Street Detention

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Lancaster Pond

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Municipal Annex Rain Garden

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Parks Maintenance Rain Garden

Renee Street Detention

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SEBA Park

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Spring Street Pond

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Sugar Ridge Wetland

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Thornwood Natural Areas 1-6

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