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Spring/Summer/Fall

Aquatics Centers

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

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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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camping

Camping

Experience what it’s like to camp overnight in the forest preserves starting in summer 2015. Camp Alphonse is currently available for Youth Organization Camping.

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