Independence Grove is an outdoor recreation area situated on a 115-acre lake. The park features prairie and woodland habitats where people can bike, hike and picnic; bikes are available to rent. Canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and fishing boats can also be rented to use on the lake and on the swimming beach, which has bathrooms, showers and locker rooms. A number of trails, a children's playground, an outdoor pavilion and amphitheater, a visitor's center (which can be rented for special events) and a summer café are all part of the property. Parking is free for Lake County residents.
- Fax: 847-918-9017
- Hours: Visitor Center: daily, 9am - 4:30pm
- Parking: Free lot, Paid lot
- Features: Beach, Benches, Boat dock, Concert stage, Picnic pavilions, Picnic tables, Playgrounds
- Services: Food/drink, Lockers, Restrooms, Showers
- Area: 115 acres