This 15 acre natural area sits on the east bank of the Des Plaines River.

In 1997 the Village began extensive restoration of the floodplain forest, wet meadow and peninsula along Lincolnshire Creek. Much of the work was accomplished with volunteer labor. Bird feeders and houses have been placed throughout the site to encourage a broad diversity of birds and other wildlife.

Canoe Launch at Rivershire Park

Park Amenities

  • Small Picnic Area
  • Canoe Launch
  • Parking Lot
  • Trail System

Canoe Launch Rack

The launch provides easy access to the Des Plaines River. To facilitate the use of the river, the Village has a storage rack adjacent to the launch where interested individuals may store their canoe, kayak or other small paddle boats for easy access. Canoes may be stored at this location beginning May 1st and must be removed from the rack by October 31st each year. The fee for use of the rack is $50.00 per year or $5.00 for three days if space is available. If you are interested in obtaining a permit for storage, please contact the Village at 847.913.2360.

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