Upcoming Special Events in the Forest Preserves

Check out some of the great upcoming events in the Cook County Forest Preserves:

September 14
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Kayak the Des Plaines in Maywood Grove, Maywood
Kayak nearly 6 miles of the Des Plaines River from Maywood Grove to Plank Road Meadow. Instruction, equipment and kayaks provided. Ages 5 and up; prior experience a plus. Registration required, call (312)533-5751.
September 15
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Archaeology Day at Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland
Join us for activities promoting a better understanding and appreciation of historic Native American culture. Enjoy archaeology displays, guided hikes, a traditional craft and more.
September 22
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Brookfield Zoo
Celebrate Hispanic culture at Brookfield Zoo and Latin American music and dance! The celebration will include visits by South American Animal Ambassadors, performances by Latin American music and dance groups, as well as a children’s art contest.
September 29
1:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Party for the Preserves at Deer Grove East, Palatine
Celebrate National Public Lands Day at the County’s first preserve. Restoration activities, outdoor adventures, native plant sale, music and star gazing throughout the day.