Find a Preserve

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!

Current Projects

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.

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Blog

Interested in learning more about what’s happening at the Forest Preserves? Check out our blog for news on conservation efforts, upcoming events and other behind-the-scenes content.

Jobs and Hiring

Interested in a job with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. Click here to view open positions and apply online today.

Doing Business with Us

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.

Rules and Regulations

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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