For Immediate Release
September 20, 2017
Celebrate the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Public Land
with Party for the Preserves events
Weekend events to include themed party at two Forest Preserves campgrounds
Throughout Cook County, residents and visitors can enjoy nearly 70,000 acres of wild and wonderful in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. These public lands are available for numerous activities including hiking, biking, fishing and camping.
In honor of these public lands, the Forest Preserves will be hosting a weekend of Party for the Preserves events on Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, to kick off the week preceding National Public Lands Day. At Camps Bullfrog Lake and Dan Beard, visitors of all ages can enjoy a variety of activities, with both campgrounds offering a different themed party.
For those interested in the opportunity to “lose themselves in the wild,” party attendees should check out the day’s events at Camp Bullfrog Lake, 9600 Wolf Rd. in Willow Springs, on Saturday, September 23. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing yoga session, a Go The Distance guided hike and numerous outdoor adventure activities including mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, archery and more. Attendees can also participate in various art-related activities, including a watercolor pencil demonstration with the Forest Preserves Artist in Residence Kathleen Marie Garness. The day will finish with music and star-gazing.
On Sunday, September 24, visitors of Camp Dan Beard, 200 Portwine Rd. in Northbrook, can join in on the “Workshop in the Woods: Primitive Skills, Creative Reuse and Nature Play” to spend the day learning outdoor self-reliance skills. Beginning at 1 p.m., veteran and rookie do-it-yourselfers can participate in various skill-building stations including creative reuse with buckthorn, shelter building, large-scale wood weaving, flint knapping and more. Music, a DIY dinner and a bonfire will close out the day.
Both festivals are free to attend, however some items including food, souvenirs and workshop materials will be available for purchase on site. Attendees interested in extending the party can make camping reservations at either site. To make a camping reservation, call 1-855-YES-CAMP.
For more information on Party for the Preserves events, call 708-386-4042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a list of each campground’s activities, visit fpdcc.com/party.
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