Frequently Asked Questions

The county parks are open to a variety of recreational activities, such as walking and cycling trails, camping, fishing, boating, picnicking, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Certain activities may be restricted in certain areas due to safety or environmental concerns; please always check any local regulations before engaging in these activities.

Yes, all visitors should adhere to the regulations and guidelines of the county parks department, including keeping dogs on leashes at all times (unless in designated no-leash dog exercise areas) and disposing of trash in designated areas. Additionally, alcohol and fireworks are strictly prohibited in all parks.

Yes, as long as they are kept on a leash and owners abide by local regulations. Please also ensure that you clean up after your pet and dispose of all waste appropriately. Some areas may be restricted due to safety or environmental regulations.

Yes, many county parks departments offer a variety of volunteer programs and positions throughout the year. These may include gardening and landscaping projects, educational programming, trail maintenance or wildlife conservation initiatives. If interested, please fill out our volunteer application form.

Yes, camping is available at the Kankakee Property by river access only. Learn more about camping at Kankakee Property here.