The Forest Preserve District of Cook County manages more than 68,000 acres of public land—about 11 percent of Cook County. That’s a lot of land and it’s packed with opportunities. Use our maps and site profiles to find your next adventure in the forest preserves!
From trails improvements and extensions to habitat restoration work, there are projects happening throughout the County. Find out more about what’s happening in a preserve near you.
During the winter months, select Forest Preserve parking lots, driveways and groves will be closed for the winter season. Many will close after the first significant snowfall, while others will be closed beginning December 9, 2013.
Interested in a job with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. Click here to view open positions and apply online today.
If you sell a commodity or service, you may find a market in the Forest Preserve District. We are constantly seeking new sources of supply. The District’s Board of Commissioners welcomes your participation in these efforts.
For the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, and to protect the ecological health of this important natural land, all users must abide by certain rules. We appreciate your respect for the land and for other guests, and we look forward to seeing you out on the trail.
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