Friends of Shabbona Lake State Park is asking for volunteers to help maintain the Park. If you have some free time and would like to help a great cause please call (815) 824 2106 Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 4PM and let them know you would like to volunteer. They will then set up times and dates with you. Thank you in advance!

The following is a list of park needs provided by the park staff.  If you have any suggestions or would like to volunteer to help please email friendsofshabbonalake@gmail.com

Play Equipment/Swings

  1. Upgrade
  2. Replace
  3. Repair

Trail Maintenance

  1. Clearing trails of overgrown foliage
  2. Place wood chips
  3. Replace culverts
  4. Place new signage (signs are on-site)

Install new grills

  1. Pour concrete pads & affix grills (grills are on-site)

Flower beds

  1. Weed
  2. Plant
  3. Maintain
  4. Expand beds to new areas

Memorial Benches

  1. Sand
  2. Re-stain
  3. Refurbish borders


  1. Install solar lights at various locations

Bike Racks

  1. Install new bike racks (racks are on-site)


  1. Shower building
  2. Check Station
  3. Wooden guard rails

Birdhouses: Wood Duck & Bluebird

  1. Clean & place new nesting material
  2. Repair/replace damaged or missing houses

Tree Removal/replacement

  1. Remove Ash trees
  2. Plant replacement trees as directed by IDNR Forestry Division

Kishwaukee River State Fish & Wildlife Area

  1. Trail improvement
  2. River access improvement