The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


Today, Lake County is the second largest Forest Preserve District in the state of Illinois protecting more than 26,500 acres. This land benefits residents in multiple ways. Cleaner air and water, less flood damage, improved property values, open space between cities and villages that relieves traffic congestion, habitat for wildlife and the preservation of native prairies, woodlands and wetlands are just a few of the returns on our collective investment.

Partner Category: Public Agency

Centennial Activities

Des Plaines River Trail/Liberty Prairie Reserve Connection

Lake County Forest Preserves

Planning efforts by the Lake County Forest Preserve District are focused on fixing a key gap in the regional trail system by creating a new trail connection linking the 32-mile Des Plaines River Trail with the 5,800-acre public-private Liberty Prairie Reserve in the Grayslake area. This link will make possible a later connection to the 35-mile Millennium Trail, now under development. [MORE]

Lake County Forest Preserves



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