Lemont Township Preserving our Native Beauty!
Heritage Woodland Sanctuary!
Imagine a community that believes future generations deserve the chance to enjoy it’s existing natural features and wildlife. Lemont Township is proud to say we are that kind of community! In 1999, a citizen-driven effort began the process to preserve land in our town. In 2001, our residents supported this vision through the approval of a referendum.
Thus far, our open space plan has resulted in the acquisition of 109 acres.
A 59 acre parcel of land has been developed into the Heritage Woodland Sanctuary Park.
This park includes restored savannas, wetlands & woodlands. There are over 100 species of trees, wildflowers & wildlife!
Another exciting feature is our dog park named “Central Bark”. This area also features a boulder park for dogs & children, a family picnic shelter and a green space play area.
The final addition to the park will be the new township community center. The Township received a $500,000 grant from Citgo Corporation to build a wing just for human services! The building will also house an educational interpretive center and a community hall with a full kitchen for groups to rent for special events!
In July of this year the Township Board partnered with the Village of Lemont to acquire 50 acres of land along Lemont’s historic I & M Canal/Heritage Quarry Recreational area. We look forward to future development of this area to provide more options for passive recreation to area residents.
Rules and Regulations
Questions may be directed to Kathy Henrikson
Lemont Open Space Chairlady @ 630-863-3411