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Prescribed Burns Going on Now Through April

March 23, 2018 – The Woodridge Park District conducts prescribed burns in parks and properties every fall and spring. The burns typically take place between October and April, when weather conditions are suitable.

Burns are scheduled to take place on March 23 at the following sites:

  • Mending Wall Park
  • Triange Park
  • Village Greens Golf Course

Burns completed to date:

  • Ides Grove East Park
  • Windy Point Park
  • Lake Harriet Park
  • Castaldo Park
  • Caddie Corner Park
  • Echo Point Park
  • Vicente Outlot E
  • Vicente Outlot D

Prescribed burns are part of a natural areas management process and will be conducted by trained Park District staff or a contractor. All burns are supervised by an Illinois Certified Prescribed Burn Manager. Prescribed burns are a management technique used for improving site conditions for high quality native plants while reducing invasive weeds.

During the prescribed burn, smoke conditions will occur, but shall be kept to a minimum. Should any of your family members have health situations that may be affected or irritated by these conditions, please contact us so that we may properly plan to avoid any problems.

The following parks/sites are scheduled for prescribed burns sometime this spring:

  • Boundary Hill Woods
  • Cypress Cove
  • Duke Street Basin
  • Hawthorn Hill Woods
  • Heritage Parkway
  • Ide’s Grove West Park
  • Rutgers/Peters Basin
  • Vicente Outlot A
  • Vicente Outlot C
  • Water Tower Reserve Outlot C
  • Wendy’s Pond
  • Westminster Park

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