Cook County forest preserve picnic grove reservations begin Jan. 4
Dec 10, 2015 12:12 PM - The new year is quickly approaching, and many people are already planning their gatherings and special events for 2016. With 283 picnic groves, many with shelters, the Forest Preserves of Cook County offers numerous great locations for special events of all sizes. In addition to groves, the Forest Preserves also offers rentals for indoor event facilities, athletic fields and more. Online and in-person permit sales for 2016 will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4. Picnic permits are required for groups of 25 or more.