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Willowhaven Park & Nature Center

 

To preserve its natural setting, no motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails. Also there is no swimming, horseback riding, boating or camping in the park.

The Bourbonnais Township Park District is proud to present it's new Dog Park that opened on April 21, 2018! Annual memberships will be required to use the dog park.

For details on pricing and vaccincation requirements please check out our Dog Park Registration Packet for more details. 

Dog Park Registration Packet (PDF)

Disc Golf Course

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The Willowhaven park features a 9 hole disc golf course that is free and open to the public. The course is a 3,468 feet, par 32, flat course with some trees and tall prairies plants to challenge players. Course amenities include concrete tee pads and permanent baskets. Score cards and maps are available inside the Willowhaven Nature Center.
 


Trails

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1 mile of paved trails within Willowhaven Park guide you through natural areas as well as past many of the park recreational areas. The rustic 0.5 miles of rustic stone trails circle the parks wetland and prairie areas.Trails are open from sunrise to sunset 365 days of the year. Pets are welcome but please remember to be courteous to others enjoying the trails by keeping them leashed and disposing of waste properly.


History

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The wetlands and ponds of the Willowhaven Park are a natural invitation to wildlife. Spring is the best time of the year to catch glimpses of migrating waterfowl like Northern Shovelers, Blue-wing teals and Hooded Mergansers. You can also catch Snapping and Painted turtles along the trails as they dig nests.

Summer brings out the pond life like Bull Frogs, Crayfish, Dragonflies, Great Blue Herons and Green Herons. A wide variety of wildlife can be found in the park including white tail deer, ring-necked pheasant, coyote and raccoons are abundant. Many bird species nest in the park including waterfowl, songbirds and red tail hawks. The ponds are home to many fish species including bass, crappie and bluegill; as well as, frogs, toads, turtles and many types of waterfowl are found in and around the ponds.


Activities Guide


Sept - Dec 2018

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News

Willowhaven Dog Park water will be shut off Thursday for the season. Members don't forget to bring your water bottles.

The Willowhaven park is experiancing a lawn rust outbreak. Pets who are suseptable to allergies should stay off the grass.

The Perry Farm Playground is closed for upgrades and will reopen in the spring of 2019.

Don't forget to sign up for school break days before they fill up!