Crystal Lake Park District  •  One East Crystal Lake Ave.  •  Crystal Lake, IL 60014  •  815.459.0680  •
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Crystal Lake Park District - An IAPD/IPRA Distinguished Agency
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NEW this Season. Register for a program and get a friend to register too... and you all save. Questions about the Friendship Savings Program? Contact Kim Buscemi at (815) 459-0680, ext. 1217

Look for details inside the summer brochure



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Volunteer Opportunities


Serve your community with your time and talents!! The Crystal Lake Park District relies on many different kinds of volunteers throughout the year to make its programs and events successful. If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved in the community, please consider volunteering with us! For information about volunteer opportunities with the Crystal Lake Park District, call Anna Olas at (815) 459-0680, ext. 1202.

Crystal Lake Park District Volunteer Application PDF Download (updated 2/3/15)


Natural Resources Volunteers

The natural areas found throughout the Park District offer a variety of opportunities for volunteers to make a difference by helping the environment. Individuals or groups can benefit from the rewarding and educational experience of restoring our native ecosystems.


Butternut Nature Preserve

Volunteer Co-Stewards: Jodi Stuck, Nicole Petra, Marita Griffith

Woodland and prairie preserve located on a branch of the Kishwaukee River

Work Days: 1-3 pm, 2nd Sunday of each month

Meet in parking lot on Butternut Road


Lippold Park Wetland Complex

Volunteer Co-Steward: Position Open

The wetland helps clean the water flowing into Crystal Lake

Work Days: **there is currently now steward-if interested, please contact John Fiorina at


Sterne's Woods Fen

Volunteer Co-Stewards: Larry Smith, additional Co-Steward position open

One of the highest quality wetlands in the state

Work Days: TBD


Veteran Acres and Wingate Prairie Nature Preserve

Volunteer Co-Steward: Jim Wigman

One of our popular sites, this has been formally dedicated as a sanctuary for native plants and animals.

Work Days: 9-11 am, 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 2-4 pm, every Tuesday

Meet at the Nature Center for any work day







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