The picnic groves at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County are the perfect place to picnic. Summer is the time to gather family and friends and head outdoors for a picnic. Every effort has been made by Forest Preserve personnel to ensure that your picnicking experience is pleasant and enjoyable.
Picnic groves are available throughout Cook County, providing a variety of amenities set with the scenic backdrop of the Forest Preserves.
A Picnic Permit must be obtained by groups of 25 or more. Only two (2) picnic permits per person or organization are allowed per year.
Click here to obtain a picnic permit
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