About Us

The Byron Forest Preserve District is located on the rolling hills along the Rock River in Byron, Illinois. With thousands of acres of prairie and woodlands, you don’t want to miss this beautiful setting during all seasons! You can enjoy these natural areas by walking our trails at our many preserves, using one of our picnic shelters, playing on the playground, going horseback riding, playing a round of golf at our golf course or at our indoor/outdoor driving range, viewing the night skies at our observatory, or just looking out over the prairie from the windows and deck at the Jarrett Prairie Center.

Our Mission

The mission of the Byron Forest Preserve District is to provide for Preservation of open space/natural resources, provide Education concerning our natural environment/heritage, and provide Recreation opportunities and enterprise operations that are consistent with District goals.