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We host two blogs, written by our professional staff, to help you learn about Lake County Nature and Lake County History.

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Spring Horizons Magazine

Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with a special illustrated feature on river otters.

Image of child in water at Independence Grove Beach

Beach Passes Discontinued

Season passes to the swimming beach at Independence Grove in Libertyville have been discontinued, and the Family Fun Friday events have been canceled.

New LCFPD logo. Leaf shape with 4 colors, dark green, brown, light green, and blue.

Refreshed Logo is Launched

The logo features crisp clean lines, an updated typeface, and incorporates multiple colors for the first time.

Painting of men at a bar by artist Reima Ratti

Lake County Artist Exhibit

"Reima Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression" opens Sat, Jan 25 at the Dunn Museum.

Traditional Native Artists with Original Cradle from Dunn Museum Collection

Dunn Museum Cradle Inspires Native Artists With New Display

Traditional Native American artists Pat Kruse and Terri Hom visited the Dunn Museum in Libertyville 16 months ago to research a birchbark cradle in the Museum's collections. The duo focused their research on 19th and early 20th century

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Sled Hill at Old School
Dec 10, 2019 08:00 AM

Winter Recreation

Cold weather brings winter fun in your forest preserves.

Oct 29, 2019 04:00 PM

Take an Evening Hike

Get some evening exercise this winter along designated solar-lit trails at Old School and Lakewood, open until 9 pm, daily, November 3, 2019, through March 8, 2020.

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