Message of the Day – A Boundary

In the “You can see it, but you can’t use it” category is this land behind the CVS Pharmacy shopping area.

It is owned by the McHenry County Conservation District, but don’t think you are welcome to take a walk.

First, there are no public parking spaces.

Secondly, there are signs like this:

A sign posted by the McHenry County Conservation District on the road behind the CVS Pharmacy that runs into McHenry Avenue. Click to enlarge.


Message of the Day – A Boundary — 5 Comments

  1. And so just where is a Designated Access Point?

    Every reader of McHenry County Blog can call 815.338.6223 and ask.

  2. Cal, you never struck me as a hippie liberal, in disagreement with how private organizations choose to use their private property?

    And the sign said anybody caught trespassin’ would be shot on sight
    So I jumped on the fence and-a yelled at the house, “Hey! What gives you
    the right?”
    “To put up a fence to keep me out or to keep mother nature in”
    “If God was here he’d tell you to your face, Man, you’re some kinda sinner”

    Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
    Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
    Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?

  3. That’s the sign they place on properties before they get the trails developed- that’s how it has worked here in Woodstock, anyway. I suspect there’s a legal purpose for it- seems like frivolous lawsuits against public entities for inadequate signage are an everyday occurrence in Illinois.

    I presume you’ve already read the management plan for the parcel. Could you post it?

  4. John_d This is not a Private organization! Taken directly from their web site

    “The District was established by a successful countywide referendum held in conjunction with the general election of April 1971 and formally organized in July 1971. The first Board of Trustees were appointed by the County Board Chairman ”

    Another taxing body of government!!! How do you think they fund buying land?

  5. Actually this property was probably purchased using bond funds that were passed by citizens of Mchenry County.

    This sign is a boundary sign for Lake in the Hills Fen, really if you wanted to use the site there are TWO perfectly good parking lots with amenities, such as hiking trails not far from this exact sign.

    I’m sure if you did call the number above they would tell you the same.

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