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Jun 25, 2012

Ribbon cutting part of exciting new evening film program, Tuesday, June 26, 2012



WHO:              Forest Preserve District of Cook County General Superintendent Arnold Randall, Forest Preserve District Board Commissioner Deborah Sims, Riverdale Mayor Deyon Dean, and other project partners and community leaders


WHAT:           Official opening of the Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail. This ribbon cutting is followed by a screening of the movie Red Tails, the first in the FPDCC’s Films in the Forest series this summer. Before the film, movie-goers can also enjoy a model plane flying demo by Chicago Model Masters as well as other fun flying activities for kids of all ages.


WHEN:           Tuesday, June 26. Evening event runs from 6:30 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m.

6:30: walk around new Kickapoo Trail—free pedometers for first 100 walkers

7:15: flying demo

7:30: Kickapoo Woods Trail ribbon cutting ceremony with Superintendent Randall and guests

Dusk (around 8:30): movie begins


WHERE:         Kickapoo Woods, 144th and Halsted, Riverdale, IL



About the Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail: Opening Tuesday, June 26, this 1-mile paved asphalt loop trail encircles the Kickapoo Woods model airplane flying field. It is the only loop trail in the Calumet region.


About Films in the Forest: Four times this summer a different feature film with a nature connection will be presented along with family-friendly activities that correlate to the film’s theme. Screenings are free and will take place at different locations all over the county. Activities begin at 6:30. Screenings begin at dusk, around 8:30. Families are encouraged to pack a picnic dinner and head out to enjoy an evening of fun, entertainment and relaxation at scenic preserve venues. For details, visit


For more information on the incredible opportunities available in your forest preserves, visit

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