7 Forest Preserve, Fox River Trail Areas Closed Due to Storm Damage
Several forest preserve areas are temporarily closed due to flooding, downed trees and other damage, as a result of this week’s heavy storms.
Presently, part or all of the following Kane County forest preserves are closed:
- Brunner Family Forest Preserve in Dundee
- Buffalo Park Forest Preserve in Algonquin
- Carpentersville Dam in Carpentersville
- Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Elgin
- Raceway Woods Forest Preserve in Carpentersville
- Voyageur Landing Forest Preserve in Dundee
Additionally, the Fox River Trail is closed at Stearns Road in South Elgin, and at Arthur Andersen Forest Preserve in St. Charles, due to flooding.
The back of Hampshire Forest Preserve in Hampshire is closed due to the number of large, downed trees. Staff hopes to have Hampshire back open by July 14.
Forest Preserve staff began cleanup efforts on June 12. The district will post updates on its website at www.kaneforest.com and on social media @forestpreserve, as conditions improve and areas reopen.
The Forest Preserve District asks preserve and trail users to heed the closures and use caution around impacted areas.
For more information on the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, call 630-232-5980.
SOURCE: Kane County Forest Preserve District news release