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The Dean Nature Sanctuary is a member of the Chicago Wilderness, a regional alliance dedicated to protecting nature and enriching life.

Oak Brook Park District
Dean Nature Sanctuary

115 Canterberry Lane
Oak Brook, IL 60523

 

Dean Nature Sanctuary

NOTICE: Controlled Burn Scheduled for Dean Nature Sanctuary

Controlled BurnHomer Environmental will be conducting a controlled burn at the Dorothy and Sam Dean Nature Sanctuary within the next few weeks, weather depending. Burn dates are not available as specific conditions must be present. Controlled burns are conducted to help manage weeds and other invasive growth in order to protect the health of native plants.

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.

Dean Nature Sanctuary Amenities

-Gazebo
-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

To Obtain Additional Information On:

Gardening with Nature Plants:
DuPage Chapter of the Wild Ones
University of Illinois Master Gardeners

Canoe/Kayak classes & trips:
Illinois Paddle Council
Prairie State Canoeist

Importance of Open Lands & activities:
Chicago Wilderness
Conservation Foundation
Openlands

Fishing:
Oak Brook Chapter of Trout Unlimited


DNS Open House

 

 

The Dean Nature Sanctuary is a member of the Chicago Wilderness, a regional alliance dedicated to protecting nature and enriching life.