Rehabbing Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Appears in the July 2022 issue.

The DuPage Forest Preserve District recently approved a $25 million project to transform its nationally recognized Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn into the district’s first net-zero building. Based in Chicago and Darien, architect Wight & Company will design and build the revitalized facility, which is set to include a 27,000-square-foot wildlife clinic and visitor center, new animal rehabilitation areas, an outdoor classroom, and an interpretive trail with wildlife observation areas. The new clinic and visitor center are expected to open in mid-2024, with the entire project expected to be completed by 2025.

Courtesy of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County