Heron Creek Forest Preserve

22890 N. Old McHenry Rd. Lake Zurich, IL 60047


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Here you'll find valuable natural resources and sensitive wetlands in a country-like setting.

Explore 2.5 miles of gravel trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing.

Please keep dogs leashed and on trails at all times, and pick up after them.

Learn about our off-leash Dog Parks (permit required).

An innovative playground provides a colorful series of tunnels, slides, ladders, bridges, decks and swings for children to climb and explore.

The playground has two separate areas, one for ages 2–5, and one for ages 5–12. Much of the playground is ramped for handicapped accessibility.

There is also a sand pit, and lookout stations with views into the woods.

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