New Year’s Day Hike

ParkLands Kenyon-Baller Woods Preserve MR6G+M5 Secor, Illinois, Secor

What better way to bring in the new year than time outside?  Join us for a guided hike through one of our best-kept secrets.  Our New Year's Day hike at

Earth Day Volunteer Event

Join us for our Volunteer Earth Day event! We will be cutting honeysuckle on the Bunney tract at the Mohr Preserve. Honeysuckle can cause severe damage to our natural prairies.


Merwin Wildflower Walk

ParkLands Merwin Preserve NORTH gate M496+HG, Lexington, IL

A spring favorite is back!  Local naturalists will lead guided tours of Merwin Preserve’s vibrant spring wildflowers on Saturday, April 23rd.  Four sessions are available: 10:00am, 10:15am, 10:30am, and 10:45am.

ParkLands 5th Annual Bike Ride

Who would like to go for a bike ride through some beautiful restored prairie and woodlands along the Mackinaw River this summer?  That’s right! ParkLands will be hosting our fifth

River Event

ParkLands Chinquapin Bluffs South Gate JVXH+C9, Carlock, IL

    Our annual mussel and fish survey is back as we will again explore the river for a hands-on learning opportunity about the Mackinaw River’s amazing aquatic diversity at