Forest Preserves of Cook County

Forest Preserves of Cook County

Chicago Botanic Garden

With more than 69,000 acres the Forest Preserves of Cook County is the largest forest preserve district in the U.S. Created in 1914 it was also the first forest preserve in the nation, with a mission:

“to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space with its natural wonders, significant prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, streams, and other landscapes with all of its associated wildlife, in a natural state for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public now and in the future.”

The Forest Preserves of Cook County has over 40 million visitors each year. Quarterly the FPCC distributes their activity brochures at over 300 locations throughout Cook County.

Your ad in the FPCC quarterly activity brochure offers your business the opportunity to reach this vast audience and remain in the readers hands and referred back to over the upcoming months.

The FPCC serves those interested in the great outdoors and offers activities and adventures for everyone from tots to seniors. Enjoy:

  • Oak woodlands and savannas
  • Tallgrass prairies
  • Native wetlands
  • Migratory fly-ways that afford spectacular birding
  • 22 dedicated nature preserves
  • 40 managed lakes and ponds
  • 7 major waterways that can be canoed or kayaked and offer glimpses of waterflow and shorebirds
  • 300 miles of marked trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing
  • Scenic spots for painting, photography or quiet reflection

 Download a list of FPCC facilities

Chicago Botanic Garden Member’s Magazine Guide Media Kit

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Forest Preserves of Cook County Web site