The development of this 250 acre site included an asphalt path, a crushed stone trail, grading, a curved boardwalk, drainage structures, 136 parking stalls, paved internal roadway, an entrance on Gelden Road, a roadside trail along Grass Lake Road, a playground, a car-top boat launch, bioswales, 2 acres of new wetlands, boulder walls, 2 floating fishing piers, lake overlooks, a septic field, water well, and fountains. Other amenities include a 3-season educational building, picnic shelters, and restrooms.

The Details


Lake Villa, Illinois

Construction Cost/Fee

$3.8 million / $448 thousand


Lake County Forest Preserve