Independence Grove

FROM THE Special Needs

Seasonal Description - Winter:

This 1,100-acre forest preserve offers a wide range of outdoorrecreation and education opportunities centered on a 115-acre lakereclaimed from a gravel quarry. Walk, ride or rollerblade aroundthe lake or play at the Children's Grove playground.

Seasonal Description - Spring:

This 1,100-acre forest preserve offers a wide range of outdoorrecreation and education opportunities centered on a 115-acre lakereclaimed from a gravel quarry. Featuring miles of trails, boat andbicycle rental, a swimming beach and the Children's Grovehandicap-adaptable play area.

Seasonal Description - Summer:

This 1,100-acre forest preserve offers a wide range of outdoorrecreation and education opportunities centered on a 115-acre lakereclaimed from a gravel quarry. Featuring miles of trails, boat andbicycle rental, marina,swimming beach and the Children'sGrove handicap-adaptable play area.

Seasonal Description - Fall:

This 1,146-acre forest preserve offers a wide range of outdoorrecreation opportunities centered on a 115-acre lake reclaimed froma gravel quarry. The preserve features over six miles of trails, amarina with boat and bicycle rentals, an outdoor cafe, swimmingbeach and a handicap-adaptable playground.

Days/Hours: 6:30 a.m.-sunset daily. Visit website for marina and swim beach hours.

Admission: Free. Parking $10 Friday-Sunday and holidays; $5 Monday-Thursday. Residents free.