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Lakewood Forest Preserve

posted Jun 14, 2012, 8:17 AM by Brian Donahoe

 Construction season is in full swing: Lakewood is benefitting from a major Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) road improvement project to widen the intersection of Fairfield Road and Route 176 in Wauconda. Improvements will aid traffic flow, make Lakewood's main entrance more accessible, and provide safe crossing for trail users via underpasses for the Millennium Trail and Fort Hill Trail. To date, vegetation has been cleared, relocation of Lakewood's main entrance has been completed and tunnel excavation has started. Safety fencing has been installed at the Dog Exercise Area. During construction, access to Lakewood, the Lake County Discovery Museum, the Dog Exercise Area and all adjacent trails will remain open. Visitors should be alert to signage that may direct to alternative entrances.

Discovery Museum Participates in Blue Star Program

This summer, the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda is participating in Blue Star Museums to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families. The free admission program runs through Labor Day, September 5, 2012. It is available to active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve members bearing a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173, or a DD Form 1173-1, and up to five immediate family members. View a map and list of other participating museums.

 source: Diana O'Kelly June 14, 2012 newsletter