All Seasons

bicycling

Bicycling

Bikers can enjoy over 100 miles of paved bicycle trails and over 200 miles of multi-use trails in the Forest Preserve.

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equestrian

Equestrian

Enjoy horseback riding on the District’s multi-use trail system.

 

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inline skating

Inline Skating

Inline skaters can enjoy over 100 miles of paved bicycle trails in the Forest Preserve.

 

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dog friendly area

Dog-Friendly Area

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County provides the Beck Lake Dog Friendly Area for visitors to unleash their dogs.

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Model Airplanes

Enjoy model airplane flying at one of our nine designated flying fields.

 

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tennis

Tennis

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is the landowner of the Oak Park Tennis Club.

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hiking and walking

Hiking and Walking

Get some exercise, or just relax and enjoy the many miles of bicycle and multi-use trails throughout the County.

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model boating

Model Boating

There are five locations for model boating located throughout the District.

 

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special activities

Special Activities

Interested in hosting your sporting event in one of our groves? Find out how.

 

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Spring/Summer/Fall

boating

Boating

The lakes and rivers of Cook County are an excellent place for boating.

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birding

Birding

Bird watching is one of the most popular recreational activities in America.

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butterfly gardening

Butterfly Gardening

Approximately 100 species of butterflies can be found in Cook County.

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fishing

Fishing

Fishing in the lakes, ponds and streams of the FPDCC is enjoyed by tens of thousands of people each year.

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Golf

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County’s 10 golf courses and four driving ranges offer something for every golfer.

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picnics

Picnics

The picnic groves at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County are the perfect place for you to picnic.

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youth organization camping

Youth Organization Camping

The FPFCC operates overnight camping facilities for properly supervised youth organizations of either boys or girls.

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Swimming

Swim at one of the Forest Preserve’s three aquatic centers, located in Chicago, Lyons and Calumet City.

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Winter

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing is fast becoming the most popular winter pastime in the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

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ice fishing

Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing is permitted during the winter season at 22 designated lakes and sloughs throughout the County.

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sledding

Sledding and Coasting

Nothing says winter fun like sledding and coasting. The Forest Preserve District offers 10 hills for sledding.

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snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Snowmobile at 5 designated locations in Cook County.

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Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County