Drda Woods

5404 New Poag Road

William C. Drda Woods is a 71-acre park that is currently being reforested. Drda Woods preserve is adjacent to Bohm Woods State Nature Preserve. Preservation work is being led by parks staff, volunteers and the Heartlands Conservancy. Part of the terms of a grant from Illinois Clean Energy Foundation includes restoration of the forest, which was previously used as farmland. Plans call for public access to Drda Woods to be established off New Poag Road near the entrance to SIUE.