The Champaign County Forest Preserve District is a local, property tax-supported government agency charged with the stewardship of six forest preserves covering almost 4,000 acres in Champaign County, Illinois. The Forest Preserve District, which covers all but seven sections of Champaign County, was established by referendum in 1935. Due to the Depression and World War II, however, the first park was not opened until 1948.
We conserve, preserve and restore natural areas. We provide cultural, historical and environmental opportunities. We provide compatible outdoor recreation experiences.
To provide excellent places and experiences for current and future generations.
Visitors with Disabilities
The Champaign County Forest Preserve District encourages its disabled visitors to utilize its facilities and to participate in its programs, and is committed to providing facilities and programs which meet the needs of both disabled and nondisabled visitors. Persons anticipating having reasonable special needs should contact District Headquarters in advance of their visit at 586-3360.
Board of Commissioners
The Champaign County Forest Preserve District is governed by a five member volunteer Board of Commissioners. The Champaign County Board appoints commissioners to five-year terms. There is a limit of two terms per commissioner. Board of Commissioners meetings are typically held the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted. To contact our commissioners, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently the District takes videotape or photographs of people enjoying programs, special events, preserves or facilities. These photographs are for the District promotions and marketing. They are used at the District's discretion and become its sole property.