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Departments: Forest Preserve

DeKalb County Forest Preserve

IMPORTANT NEWS- 

  • Open-air picnic areas have no restrictions.
  • Enclosed Shelters, Lodge, and Natural Resource Center will require the use of face coverings beginning on Monday, August 2nd while indoors, especially in common areas and places where social distancing cannot be achieved.  Face coverings need to used regardless of whether the individual is vaccinated.  This is based on the latest CDC, IDPH and DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) guidance as DeKalb County’s COVID-19 community transmission is now at Substantial level per Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Please continue to practice social distancing and hand washing.
Thank you.


The mission of the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District is to acquire lands in order to preserve, protect, restore and restock the flora, the fauna and the natural beauties of such lands, in their natural state and condition, for the education and recreation of our citizens.

The following short paragraphs are an attempt to express a few of the details and a bit of the essence of the various DeKalb County Forest Preserves. We live in a thriving agricultural community that was, 160 years ago, an ocean of prairie grass, with scattered islands of woods and oak savannah’s. These preserves serve as small living museums that give us the opportunity to study and reflect on the past, add serenity and beauty to our present, offer many recreational and educational opportunities and plan thoughtfully for the future.

 

TERRY HANNAN
Superintendent
Phone: 815-895-7191
thannan@dekalbcounty.org

Legislative Center
200 N. Main Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

TERRY HANNAN
Superintendent
Phone: 815-895-7191
thannan@dekalbcounty.org

Legislative Center
200 N. Main Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

IMPORTANT NEWS- 

  • Open-air picnic areas have no restrictions.
  • Enclosed Shelters, Lodge, and Natural Resource Center will require the use of face coverings beginning on Monday, August 2nd while indoors, especially in common areas and places where social distancing cannot be achieved.  Face coverings need to used regardless of whether the individual is vaccinated.  This is based on the latest CDC, IDPH and DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) guidance as DeKalb County’s COVID-19 community transmission is now at Substantial level per Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Please continue to practice social distancing and hand washing.
Thank you.


The mission of the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District is to acquire lands in order to preserve, protect, restore and restock the flora, the fauna and the natural beauties of such lands, in their natural state and condition, for the education and recreation of our citizens.

The following short paragraphs are an attempt to express a few of the details and a bit of the essence of the various DeKalb County Forest Preserves. We live in a thriving agricultural community that was, 160 years ago, an ocean of prairie grass, with scattered islands of woods and oak savannah’s. These preserves serve as small living museums that give us the opportunity to study and reflect on the past, add serenity and beauty to our present, offer many recreational and educational opportunities and plan thoughtfully for the future.

 

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