The Dean Nature Sanctuary is an important recreational and ecologial component in this region. The area is a unique combination of ecosystems, with oak savannah, wetland, pond, and praire habitats living in very close proximity. To protect this diversity, the Dean Nature Sanctuary will forever be a "passive park" - meaning the property will not house athletic fields, traditional playgrounds, or recreational facilities.
-Nature Observation Shelter overlooking restored prairie.
-Stone Council Ring
-1/2 mile of ADA accessible limestone trails
-1 mile prairie trail
-Fishing pier and fishable rock-outcroppings on 2 acre pond
-Interpretive Gardens featuring indigenous plants of the DuPage area
-Canoe launch on the Salt Creek
-Salt Creek Greenway Bike Trail – gateway between DuPage County and Cook County Bike Trails
Oak Brook Chapter of Trout Unlimited