Our Mission

To preserve and manage natural areas and open spaces for ecological, educational and recreational benefits of present and future generations.

What’s New


Think Spring! The Spring 2014 Newsletter is online now. click here to download

Dog Tags Increase for 2014

In order to help pay for the cost of waste bags that are available at both the dog park and all our other parks, the cost of the dog tags will be going up.

The cost for the 2014 tags are:

Full year: $35 for county residents, $45 for out of county for the first dog. Additional dogs are $15.

2014 tags are on sale now and can be used immediately.

After School Birthday Parties

Click here for information on children’s birthday parties at BCCD!

Conservation Areas


Qualifying sessions for the 2014 hunting season are being held as follows:

  • Saturday, May 10 – 8:00 a.m. – Noon.
  • Tuesday, May 13 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday May 15 – 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m.

All qualifying is done at the Kishwaukee Bend Conservation Area, 9416 US Rt. 20  Garden Prairie.

There are no make up dates and no additional dates will be scheduled.

Conservation Area Closures

As of April 1st, all conservation areas are open with the exception of the equestrian trail at Kinnikinnick Conservation area.