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Forest Preserves of Cook County

Forest Preserves of Cook County

536 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest
, IL 60305

HOURS: 7 days a week: Dawn to dusk
CALL:  708-386-4042
EMAIL(kathleen.moriarty@cookcountyil.gov)   |     |   FACEBOOK


People of all ages and interests can relax, get active, or just have fun in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. With thousands of acres to explore and hundreds of events year-round, there are so many ways to get out and experience nature. Check out free or low-cost events and programs in the Forest Preserves. Join a workshop on camping basics, or bring the kids to a concert in the woods. You can try anything from “forest bathing” to an owl prowl to nature photography.



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Upcoming Events by This Business

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