2017-2021 Capital Improvement Plan

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The Forest Preserves of Cook County is pleased to present the FINAL 2017 Update to the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is a five year projection of planned capital improvements to forest preserve buildings, campgrounds, trails, other recreation facilities and infrastructure. With the exception of a few new notable projects, 2016 was devoted largely to completion and closeout of bond-funded centennial projects, maintenance of existing facilities and planning for the future. 2017 will bring more of the same but with reduced funding.


Projects in the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan were identified by Forest Preserves staff, partner organizations, stewardship and recreation groups. As in the past three years, many projects were the result of comprehensive plans and assessments. In 2017, the focus of new projects is on welcoming new visitors, trails and new wayfinding and interpretive signs. Ideas and suggestions for capital improvements were also received from staff and the public via our capital improvements web page.


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