James “Pate” Philip State Park
Philip State Park features remnant tallgrass prairie and wetlands that are home to white-tailed deer, beavers, yellow-headed blackbirds, common snapping turtles and sandhill cranes.
About James “Pate” Philip State Park
When people think of a state park, they often imagine significant or unique natural features that warrant the need to be protected for posterity. First-time visitors to James “Pate” Philip (formerly Tri-County) State Park may initially wonder what the area’s specific feature is. After all, the land is predominantly farmland that had been tilled and grazed for years.
This State Park connects to DuPage County’s Pratts Wayne Woods.