|Rt. 25 at Fulton Avenue or Wing Avenue, west of N. 11th Avenue|
Park Type: Neighborhood Park
Park/Facility Code: DWP
Trails: 0.66 miles
A native oak-hickory woodland with century-old trees plus native plantings, interpretative signage, fishing opportunities, picnic pavilions, paved pathways and a dam with a small waterfall.
Whether you are seeking exercise or the tranquility of the forest, you will find it here. Trails crisscross the entire area between trees and open spaces, over grassland and wetland.
Have you heard of the nationally-trending ‘park prescription’ programs?
Doctors are prescribing a dose of nature and a walk in the park to better one’s health. Walking can help maintain a healthy weight, strengthen your bones and muscles, increase your flexibility, and lower your blood pressure/cholesterol, to name a few. Walking also eases stress, helps you sleep better and can improve your mental well-being. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. For a trail map: click here
- Bird Watching
- Fishing – Open Play/Free Use*
*Park District programs and rentals have priority for use. This is not allowed for organized sports team practices or play.
- Bench Seating
- Creek/Pond/River Access
- Multi-use Field
- Native Plantings
- Parking Lot
- Picnic Shelter
- Picnic Tables
Dam, Waterfall & Pond
Originally this dam was constructed in the 1930s on private property to impound water for the creation of the pond. At 131 feet long by 7 feet high, the dam was designed and installed without engineering software, laser levels or chemically-based epoxy. Thus, the soundness and longevity of the workmanship is admirable. In 2018, the park district completed a restoration project to restore the dam to be fully functional for visitors to continue enjoying fishing and bird watching.
State fishing licensing and regulations apply in all Park District waterways.
Timeless Tags Dog Memorial
Anyone who has ever experienced the loss of a pet knows the pervasive sense of grief that never fully goes away. While treasured pets may leave a hole in our hearts, they no longer have to leave a hole in our lives. Bring an ID tag memorializing your beloved pet to place on the sculpture and help grow its coat of many colors, as this unique sculpture becomes a year-round destination for healing and celebrating the role pets play in our lives. Memorial plaques available for purchase, too. For more details: click here
In March 1998, the District purchased acreage from the Norris Estate. On July 4, 2000 Delnor Woods Park officially opened to the public as the District’s 56th park site.