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.


Picnic Permits

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


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