Outdoor Recreation

Forest Preserves


Whether you’re staying in a tent, a cabin, a bunkhouse or an RV, you’ll get an immersive, round-the-clock nature experience - a chance to he…
Forest Preserves


The Forest Preserve District of Cook County’s 10 golf courses and four driving ranges offer something for every golfer. Beautifully well-mai…
Department of Revenue

Home Rule Tax Web (mobile) application

Home Rule Tax Web (mobile) application The Home Rule Tax Reward program rewards those individuals who report violations of the Cook County…
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Maps and Geospatial Data

Cook Central: Centralizing Maps, Apps, and Data From property and boundary data, to transportation, social service, and environmental data,…
Transportation and Highways

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a federally mandated…
Forest Preserves

Picnic Grove Permits

The Forest Preserves have approximately 297 picnic groves (191 with shelters) available for public use.Link to the Forest Preserves Picnic P…
Forest Preserves


The Cook County Forest Preserves offer opportunities for a wide variety of recreation, including: 
Forest Preserves

Special Event and Athletic Event Permits

Forest Preserves issues permits for use of groves for special events (such as festivals, performances, or fundraisers) and athletic/sporting…
Forest Preserves


There are more than 100 miles of paved bicycle trails and over 200 miles of multi-use trails in the Forest Preserves.Link to the Forest Pres…