Theodore Marsh—the last unprotected gap in the nine-mile Rock Run Greenway in the Joliet-Lockport area—was acquired during the Centennial by the Forest Preserve of Will County. This acquisition achieves two Green Legacy goals: preserving regionally significant open space and completing our regional trail system. Rock Run consists of 1,200 acres of high quality wetlands and uplands interconnected by a greenway trail that forms a loop connecting to the I&M Canal Trail and the Grand Illinois Trail.
Rock Run Greenway is an example of creative collaboration among several units of government working together to enhance local quality of life by protecting a valuable natural area. Other participants in creating the Greenway include the Lockport Township Park District, Channahon Park District, Joliet Park District and Joliet Junior College.
For a print-friendly fact sheet on the Rock Run Greenway, click here.
Forest Preserve District of Will County
Contact: Ralph Schultz, RSCHULTZ@fpdwc.org, 815.727.8700