OPRT site history The OPRT web site was first pulled together during March and April, 2002. Over the years we have been revising, correcting and adding addition information and pictures. If you have stories, photographs, or additional information you think we should know about we'd be happy to take a look at it. The site was originally coded using Symantec Visual Page software. The page size was optimized for XGA (1024x768 pixel) displays and dialup Internet connections. The width of text columns was restricted to less than 800 pixels to allow users with VGA monitors to read text columns without scrolling. Standard photograph size was 320 by 240 pixels. The site was originally hosted by a local Internet provider,  Towne Internet (twne.com) in New Lenox, Illinois. On December 31, 2011 the content was recoded using Xara Web Designer. The updated site is designed with a pagewidth of 955 pixels (XGA). Most photographs and graphics are less than 800 pixels wide but many of them can be enlarged to 1920 by 1200 pixels (WUXGA) which is similar to HDTV in resolution. The 2012 version of the OPRT.ORG website runs best for those users with a broad-band connection to the Internet because tranferring large photo files from the server to your computer (by clicking on thumbnail photographs) requires more bandwidth than most dial-up services provide. Website contact e-mail address: Jim Nugent < nugentj (at) ameritech.net > Photos, text, & graphics Rights to the photos, text, logotypes, maps, diagrams and graphics on the OPRT website are the property of various individuals and organizations including the Old Plank Road Trail Management Commission, the Forest Preserve District of Will County, the Old Plank Road Trail Association, local governmental bodies, the site designer, OPRT volunteers and others. For more information or reproduction permissions please contact us. Click here. OPRT Management Commission Ralph Schultz, Chair Forest Preserve District of Will County Sugar Creek Administration Center 17540 West Laraway Road - Joliet, Illinois 60433 815-727-8700 Click for a complete list of the OPRT Board of Directors Internet site designer Jim Nugent, Designer Matteson, Illinois
Trail Etiquette Motorized vehicles are prohibited Stay on the designated trail Be courteous to all trail users Announce your intention to pass Keep right and pass left Move off the trail when stopped Cyclists & skaters yield to walkers Dispose of trash properly Leash pets and remove waste
Old Plank Road Trail
A 22-mile recreation and nature trail in northeastern Illinois