As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, we protect nearly 31,000 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people.
Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 205 miles of trails for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to Lake Michigan and the Fox River, and award-winning nature and history education programs and events. Most preserves are open from 6:30 am to sunset, daily. Facilities of special interest include the Dunn Museum in Libertyville, Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods, Independence Grove in Libertyville, and ThunderHawk Golf Club in Beach Park.
The 2023 Miss Illinois Competition Finals will take place June 5-10, 2023 at the Marion Cultural and...Read More
The Peoria Bach Festival celebrates the music, life, and faith of one of history's greatest composer...Read More
Evening music performances at the Garden are fun for the whole family!Read More
Family fun in Historic Downtown Genoa.Read More
Grab your friends and family — band together for live music every Wednesday night!Read More
One of the longest running County Fairs in Illinois! Join us for tons of family fun at our annual Ma...Read More
Don't miss the award-winning superstar T-Pain live in concert!Read More
With a diverse lineup celebrating the blues’ past, present and future, the Chicago Blues Festival sh...Read More