Forest, forest edge, pond, meadow and wetland habitats make up this park in Liberty Township. Trails skirt the meadows and wind through mature woods, offering a variety of vistas to visitors.
Deer Haven Preserve is adjacent to Liberty Township's Havener Park. The two parks share a main access driveway and walking trails are connected, providing about 3 miles of trails between the two parks.
The Deer Haven property was donated to Preservation Parks in 2006 by Phyllis A. Havener and her family. The family had used the property as a summer retreat and agreed that the beautiful natural area should be preserved. The park is home to the Amy Clark/Bader Bird Sanctuary. John W. Bader Jr. donated funds to the Park District to develop the Bird Sanctuary in his wife's honor. The park was opened to the public in 2008, and The Lodge nature center opened in 2009.
The Lodge at Deer Haven Preserve
Hours of Operation:
8 a.m. - Sunset, 365 days a year