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Rock Run Greenway

Rock Run Greenway

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.

Program Partners

Forest Preserve District of Will County

The Forest Preserve Disctrict of Will County strives to bring people and nature together. The District's philosophy of selective management of natural areas provides the best conditions possible for the plants and animals of the preserve and you. While providing ...

Channahon Park District

Channahon Park District serves the community of Channahon, Illinois by creating diverse opportunities and experiences that enhance quality of life.

Joliet Junior College

The nation’s first public community college offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student ...[MORE]

Joliet Park District

The Joliet Park District owns and operates more than 50 park sites, and provides a variety of family activities. ...

Lockport Township Park District

The Lockport Township Park District was organized in 1945 in order to provide recreation programs and park areas for the community. The Park District has a vast array of recreational opportunities available including an 18-hole golf course, an indoor tennis/fitness ...

Forest Preserve District of Will County

Contact: Ralph Schultz,, 815.727.8700

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