Outdoor Recreation News

 In celebration of the new pedestrian bridge connecting Rosemont’s entertainment district to the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Des Plaines Trail, Cook County and Forest Preserves of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Rosemont Mayor…

 In celebration of the new pedestrian bridge connecting Rosemont’s entertainment district to the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Des Plaines Trail, Cook County and Forest Preserves of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Rosemont Mayor…

Forest Preserves of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle announced at a press conference that the Forest Preserves will institute a weekend parking closure policy at six sites that have had issues with overcrowding or visitors consistently…

We have worked very hard since 2010 to make the Forest Preserves of Cook County a welcoming and safe place for all.

The first season of camping in Cook County began on Friday, May 22, 2015, with the opening of Camp Shabbona Woods in South Holland, the first of five new or renovated campgrounds being introduced by the Forest Preserves of Cook County.  This weekend