Dellwood Park West Mesa
In the midst of junkyards, railroad tracks and old dumping grounds, just west of the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal lies a newly created park - Dellwood Park West. This 175 acre park was formed by the Lockport Park District a little while ago, and it is helping the area return to a natural state. Formerly a dumping area for an old steel mill, this area has some bike/ walking trails, a few ponds for fishing, old building skeletons, and some limestone mesas.
The woodlands and limestone savanna are slowly making a come back from the decades of misuse. Situated right next to the Illinois and Michigan Canal towpath, this park can be visited on foot after a half mile or so walk from Dellwood Park in Lockport.