The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The mission of the Forest Preserve District is to: preserve open space for serenity, solitude and preservation of the beauty of nature; protect natural areas for plants and wildlife; conserve wetlands, streams and rivers to maintain clean air and drinking water for our communities; develop and maintain areas for outdoor recreation such as hiking, bicycling, cross country skiing, fishing and other recreation; and provide an outdoor environmental education for people of all ages.

Partner Category: Public Agency

Centennial Activities

Kankakee Riverfront Trail

Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley

Phase I of the Kankakee Riverfront Trail was begun—and will be completed—during the Centennial. The 6.5 mile-long trail will enhance local access to the Kankakee River and connect the city of Kankakee with Kankakee River State Park. This project advances three Green Legacy goals: connecting us to our rivers and streams, completing our regional trail system and expanding neighborhood green space.

Kankakee River  Valley Forest Preserve District


Kankakee River Valley Forest Preserve District
1301 Waldron Road
P.O. Box 13
Aroma Park, IL 60910
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