Play in Nature

Special amenities at The Preserve provide a place to stop and learn about the nature around you. Some take advantage of former golf features in creative ways, all use materials inspired by our community heritage of working with nature in the landscape. Interpretive signs help you learn about the creatures and plant communities that call The Preserve home.

Ponds and Wetland Overlooks

Get a fresh perspective on the benefits of water and wetlands.

Nature Maze

An adventure with a purposeā€”to provide food and habitat for birds.

Pollinator Garden

Learn about the home of Illinois pollinators and how you can help.

Sand Play Area

Dig in the sand like a turtle and learn about their nesting habits.


Explore the fun features of our green spaces. Discover hills to roll down, logs to climb, puddles to explore and wildlife to watch.