Published on July 3rd, 2013 | by MD0
Cook FPD returning to camping roots
The Cook County Forest Preserve District appears ready to shake off its sleepy image and grab the attention of county residents and visitors. Its woods, trails, waterways and recreational areas are there, waiting to be used, but not enough people use them.
The district has suffered from a lack of a dynamic mission, especially when it comes to restoring what once was its prime function — giving urban dwellers a close and convenient way to enjoy camping and escape the pressures of city life.
So we’re glad to see that district officials have launched an overdue program to expand and improve many of the campsites within the roughly 68,000 acres of preserves, with the goal of encouraging camping, especially by first-timers.
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