Old growth woods, meadows, restored prairies and wetlands, and wetland woods characterize Gallant Woods Preserve. Gallant Woods Preserve is the site of many of the Park District's special events, and also contains the Buttermilk Hill sledding hill. Sections of the park include restored wetlands and prairies.
The Interpretive Gateway at the head of the Acorn Trail describes the transition of the park from farmland to parkland, and introduces park visitors to the wetland habitats.
Gallant Woods Preserve was acquired because of the generosity of two Delaware County citizens. Charlotte Gallant donated 83 acres of woods to the Park District.
An anonymous donor provided the funds to purchase 101 adjoining acres, and the Park District purchased an additional 47 acres of adjoining properties, bringing the total to 231 acres. The park opened to the public in 2005.
NOTE: Leashed dogs are allowed on these trails, but you must clean up after your pets. "Mutt mitts" are provided at the kiosk to assist you in the clean up.
Reservable Picnic Shelter
Hours of Operation:
8 a.m. - Sunset, 365 days a year