Skokie River
2580 Skokie Valley Rd
Park Type
Open from dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted

Adjacent to the Highland Park Country Club, the Skokie River Woods property is owned by the City of Highland Park and managed by the Park District of Highland Park as open space with wetlands and wooded areas providing open space, habitat, natural rainwater storage, and infiltration in the North Branch Chicago River watershed.

The site is currently under ecological restoration as part of a Wetland Restoration Fund grant provided by the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission. Since 2009, approximately 15 acres of wetlands have been restored or enhanced through the removal of spoil, contouring, seeding, and planting of native plants trees, and shrubs. An additional 5 acres of oak woodlands have been cleared of invasive species and seeded.

This park is designated a natural area.


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