Thu, July 18 at 10am – 

Due to the excessive rain, portions of the paths at The Preserve, Larry Fink and Danny Cunniff Parks are flooded.

The Preserve of
Highland Park
1207 Park Ave W
Park Type
Passive Recreational Area
Open from dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted

Our newest park, The Preserve of Highland Park, celebrates nature and our place in it.  The 100+ acre property includes green lawns, nature-based play areas, specialized native gardens, restored woodlands, and walking and biking trails that connect neighborhoods, downtown Highland Park, and regional biking trails.  Visitors can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and experiences of nature and outdoor play. 

The Recreation Center of Highland Park, The Highland Park Senior Center and the Highland Park Golf Learning Center/Rivers Edge Adventure Golf are steps from the outdoor spaces and trails of The Preserve.

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency through Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. 


  • Walking paths