Thank You, Sponsors!

Goal: Open the Barn to Public Use
Objective: Awareness & Engagement

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

REGISTER TODAY! for the Rooted Acoustic Barn Raising 5K + 1M Kids Dash! 

Visit the Greene Valley Forest Preserve and check out the barn and trails.  Social media posts are encouraged.

Share photos to the Greene Barn’s Facebook page and  tag them #TheGreeneBarn. Thank you!

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

“It is hoped that the barn will connect people of all ages with nature, ecosystems, and cultural heritage,” said Toussaint. 

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. 

“It is a significant historic place with many stories to tell,” said Simon. “We look forward to attracting volunteers and developing a Strategic Plan.”  

For information and to become involved, please call 630-420-2282 or visit

2019-2021 Successessssss!

Join us in celebrating the successessss of the Greene Barn!

Identity Sign

Parking Sign

Directional Sign


Logo Designed!

Website & Email!

2019 Event

2020 Event!

2021 Event!

Straw Bale Photo-Ops!

Holiday Lights!






Phased Update of the 1992 
Greene Valley Forest Preserve Master Plan!

Contract awarded in 2021 by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

Donations welcome any time!

Click the books to read, "God Bless Our Home."

Click here to read, "The Greenes of the East Branch of the DuPage."

Click here to read, "Dear Progeny."

Donations always welcome any time!

Spring is around the corner!

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

Naperville Preservation

Honoring Our Built Heritage

Historic preservation is a celebration of community. It maintains a record Naperville’s history and culture by keeping buildings alive through adaptive reuse. It helps define our identity, keeps our community intact, and is part of a healthy community.

We believe that preservation pays. Historic preservation is good for our local economy:

  • old buildings attract new businesses
  • old buildings attract people

Historic Preservation is environmentally friendly. The greenest building is the one that is already built.

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


Funds raised benefit the efforts to create outdoor 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.


in the Greene Valley Forest Preserve, Naperville IL

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