Reserve Your Cook County Picnic Grove for 2015 Dates
January 2, 2015 - Picnic Time
Though winter has only begun, Cook County timberland safety visitors are meditative warm, formulation forward to secure
locations for destiny outside gatherings.
A cruise assent contingency be performed by groups of 25 or more.
Doors will open during 7 a.m. and sales will start during 8 a.m. by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan 2
at a Forest Preserves of Cook County General Headquarters building located during 536
N. Harlem Avenue in River Forest. Online purchases will also start during 8 a.m. on the
Forest Preserves website at
A extensive registration and information government complement was launched final year,
making it some-more accessible for people to haven sites. Requests for permits for groups
larger than 399 people will now be accessible online in 2015 and might still also be
purchased in-person. Online users contingency emanate an comment and doing so forward of time
is endorsed in sequence to immediately book a plcae when sales begin. Customers
who combined profiles in 2014 are suggested to use a same log-in information.
Staff will be on palm during Forest Preserve domicile aiding people with a permit
process and selecting a many suitable places to horde events. Similar information is
also posted online, including a finish list of all 297 cruise groves as good as maps
and a several fees compared with cruise rentals. Online business needing
assistance can hit Forest Preserve staff during 1-800-870-3666 (option #2) in a event
they knowledge problems renting their eventuality space.
“This is one of a busiest times of a year for us,” pronounced Daniel Betts, Director of Permits, Concessions Volunteer Resources for a Forest Preserves of Cook County.
“Preparations began several months in allege of Opening Day in sequence to support the
hundreds of people looking to buy a assent on opening day and in a weeks and
Nearly 10 percent of all annual permits are sole opening day. In 2014, some-more than one
million people visited a Forest Preserves during accessible cruise events.
Several hundred permits are released on a initial day they are accessible for purchase.