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Dan Ryan Woods

One of the few forest preserves within the city of Chicago, Dan Ryan's playfields, picnic groves, sledding hill, paved trail and natural areas make it a popular family destination.

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About Dan Ryan Woods

One of the few forest preserves within the city of Chicago, 257-acre Dan Ryan Woods is a popular and well-loved family destination on the South Side. Playfields, picnic groves, a sledding hill and a paved trail provide ample activities for all visitors to enjoy. While best known as a gathering spot for families and friends, Dan Ryan Woods also supports a large array of native plants, animals and migratory birds.

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