Goal: Open the Barn to the Public

Hobson & Greene Roads in Naperville, Illinois
Greene Valley Forest Preserve

The public is invited to take outdoor holiday photos at the historic Greene Farm Barn from one hour after sunrise to one hour after sunset November 27th through January 4th at the corner of Hobson and Greene roads in Naperville.

Visitors should park in the Greene Valley Forest Preserve Greene Road parking lot and park at the northern end behind the barn. Holiday lights and wreath will be featured on the barn for a seasonal backdrop.

Participants are invited to share their photos to the Greene Barn’s Facebook page and can tag them #TheGreeneBarn.

The barn is owned by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, which has received citizen interest in its future. Rachel Jenness and Britney Toussaint, Becky Simon and DuPage Forest Preserve District Commissioner Mary Lou Wehrli, District 5, have been working with the Forest Preserve District to bring more attention to the cultural asset. 

“It is hoped that people will find new enjoyment at the barn,” Jenness said. 

The Greene Farmstead is located at the north end of the 1,388-acre Greene Valley Forest Preserve. The preserve features 12 miles of marked trails, an off-leash dog area, a model-craft area, picnic shelters and a youth-group campground. It is home to more than 540 native plant species and a 190-foot-tall scenic overlook that provides a bird’s eye view of the landscape and Chicago skyline. 

“It is a beautiful place,” said Toussaint. “We look forward to social media posts and hope to attract volunteers.” 

For information about efforts involving the Greene Farm Barn, call 630-420-2282 or visit TheGreeneBarn.org.

Donations welcome any time!

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The Greene Barn

Greene Valley Forest Preserve

on the East Branch of the DuPage River

Greene Barn Ad Hoc Committee

A Closer Peek

Timber frame barn built with local trees and limestone.

At 14,000 square feet it was and is the largest barn in DuPage County!

Main Level

Lower Level

Fresh Air Charm


The Greene Barn is owned by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.


Funds raised benefit the efforts to create outside engagement with the Greene Barn, expand awareness of its potential when open to the public, and to celebrate connecting people with nature and the cultural heritage of DuPage County.


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