Fullerton Park contains several regionally rare plants such as indigo bush, short green milkweed, gentians and wild rice. Because of its diverse habitats, the forest preserve also hosts a variety of grassland and marshland birds, including black-crowned night herons, ospreys, Wilson’s snipes, American woodcocks and other state and regionally rare species. Ecologists have recorded northern leopard frogs, beavers, red foxes, coyotes, water snakes, midland painted turtles and garter snakes at Fullerton Park and more than 100 different kinds of invertebrates, including beetles, butterflies, crayfish, freshwater mussels, dragonflies and damselflies.
If you enjoy flying model helicopters or drones, you can do so in the designated area west of Grace Street but you must have a valid Forest Preserve District permit in your possession. Picnic tables are located near the field.