Barbara Key Park 9323 Pyott Rd, Lake In the Hills, IL60156 This is one of several Lake in the Hills parks, which includes various activities and sources of recreation for…More residents. Residents can fish in a pond at Barbara Key, utilize the volleyball and basketball courts and walk or bike on the paved trails. Also, within Barbara Key is the Fen Nature Perserve.
With acres upon acres of rare or endangered wildflowers and geological remnants from the Ice Age, Fen Nature Preserve…More is a great place to take a hike and learn more about the many interesting species in the preserve. There are more than 400 species of plants, 80 species of birds and 40 different butterflies on 260 acres in this natural preserve. Some of the more noteworthy flowers and species you might spot in the Fen include a milkweed beetle, praire rose, black-eyed Susan and Angelica. The village of Lake in the Hills offers guided nature walks and instructional classes on botany in the Fen.
The Fen is within Barbara Key Park, which offers many additional recreational options.