The Forest Preserves of Cook County announced a series of changes to the Preserves as the state moves to Phase 3 of the Governor's Restore Illinois plan. Full details on the Forest Preserves opening are here
What has already reopened:
Camping at four of its five campgrounds is open in a limited capacity (Camp Reinberg, Camp Sullivan, Camp Shabbona Woods, and Camp Bullfrog Lake) from Thursday through Sunday for tents and cabins and throughout the week for R.V.s.
All ten golf courses are open with the extended Phase 3 state rules for play in effect.
All three Forest Preserves off-leash dog areas are open.
Busse Lake Boating Center is open on Mondays and Thursdays with limited rental capacity.
Maple Lake Boating Center is open for concessions only, Monday through Thursday.
Volunteer activities for groups up to ten participants are being reinstated.
What will reopen:
Rolling Knolls disc golf course will open on June 12.
Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course with ziplining will open with modified operations for COVID-19 on June 13.
What is NOT open:
Forest Preserves public buildings including Nature Center buildings and grounds are closed.
Aquatic centers are closed.
The Swallow Cliff stairs are closed.
Weekend parking closures at six preserves are still in effect.
Public restrooms are closed.
Picnic tables are not in commission.
Visitors cannot bring in grills or coolers or set up sports equipment like goals, nets, or cones.