The Park District is conducting maintenance on its phone system on Tuesday, February 27 at 5pm. While efforts will be made to minimize disruption, patrons may experience intermittent interruptions in phone service, which could extend into the evening. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Park District Participating in Oak Tree Study

August 25, 2022

The Park District is participating in a Morton Arboretum study to treat and track the health of declining oak trees at Heller Nature Center and Sunset Woods Park.  A total of eight District trees (four white oaks and four red oaks) are part of the ongoing study. According to the USDA Forest Service, management solutions are urgently needed to cope with the large number of oak trees that are declining in our nation’s forests. The Park District has been working to address oak decline since 2019 and has a tradition of strategically planting new trees in our parks.

Learn more about the threat to native trees in the United States.