Sycamore Forest Preserve Shelters, Sycamore, Illinois

The DeKalb County Forest Preserve District purchased 60 acres of land neighboring the Kishwaukee River that had been inhabited by a mobile home facility. Once the area had been freed of debris and raked smooth, the Forest Preserve hired Swedberg & Associates to erect two shelters on the property as a part of their beautification project.

The smaller shelter conveniently sits at the front of the park, near a major travel route, allowing for a quick stop for people heading farther east or west. While the larger facility is nestled at the back, next to a pond where folks can sit and enjoy a bit of nature while picnicking or fishing. Trees and large rocks line the driving route, and offer some shady areas to park and sit.

Additional features of this new park, Sycamore Forest Preserve, will include hiking and cross-country ski trails, a Great Western Trail trail-head, a 30 acre Illinois native prairie restoration and trail connection to the Sycamore Trail Plan.