Forest Preserve District

Trails at the Forest Preserve District of Will County, located in Joliet, IL, consist of 134 miles of paved and natural surface paths. Following years of data collection for the District’s High Efficiency Trail Assessment Program, the Forest Preserve District of Will County commissioned a signage project to provide information for path users. As a result, 1,980 signs at 396 trail locations have been installed throughout Will County.

Each new sign will contain valuable information for all trail users. “It is fantastic to see the project come to fruition,” said Cori Crawford, the Forest Preserve’s real estate and data supervisor, who is overseeing the project. “It is so exciting to see the trailhead signage in place after all the hours of collecting, interpreting and organizing trail data. We collected more information so people can make better decisions about venturing out in our park. They’ll know how steep a trail is and what type of surface it has and obstacles they might encounter.”  she said.

Each trailhead panel contains five sign components, including trail name, trail rules, emergency information, trail information and Forest Preserve logo. Crawford and the team chose iZone’s High Pressure Laminate because of its extreme durability, ease of maintenance, and 10-year warranty, ensuring enjoyment of the park for residents and visitors for many years to come.