Model Airplane


Giant Scale Show (122)There are nine designated Model Airplane Flying Fields located throughout the Cook County Forest Preserve District. Please note that flying model aircraft is only allowed in these designated locations and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Permission for organizations/clubs or single-occasion, exclusive use can be given by obtaining a Special Activity Event Permit. Such requests will be granted only in the case of a contest or similar demonstration.



Location of Designated Flying Fields


Miller Meadow
Salt Creek Division

(708) 447-0090 or 0091
East side of 1st Avenue, 1/4 mile north of Cermak road, adjacent to I.C. tracks, Maywood
Kickapoo Woods
Calumet Division

(773) 233-3766 or 3767
West side of Halsted Street at 144th Street, Riverdale
Ned Brown Meadow
Northwest Division

(847) 437-8330 or 8331
South side of Golf Road, east of Interstate 290, Elk Grove Village
Morrill Meadow
Palos Division

(708) 839-5617
West side of Mannheim Road (Rt. 45), south of 107th Street, Palos Hills
Schiller Woods
Indian Boundary Division

(773) 625-0606 or 0607
South side of Irving Park Road, west of Cumberland Avenue, Chicago
Tinley Creek Division
(708) 385-7650
West side of Cicero Avenue, between Flossmoor and Vollmer, Country Club Hills
Northwest Division
(847) 798-4668
South side of Shoe Factory Road, 1 mile east of Bartlett Road, Streamwood
Thorn Creek Division
(708) 474-1221
East side of Volbrecht Road, south of 183rd Street, Lansing
Deer Grove East
Northwest Division

(847) 437-8330 or 8331
North side of Dundee Road, between Hicks and Smith Roads, Palatine


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