The places where we play like the Forest Preserves of Cook County and local parks districts can impact your health. Along with leisure activities like walking or having a picnic, these places can be powerful catalysts for better health. From the direct contact with nature and clean air to breathe to opportunities for physical activity and connection with others, the forest preserves and local parks and recreation can enhance your well-being.

Healthy HotSpots that benefit where we Play

Forest Preserves Smoke-free Parks

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Healthy HotSpots help us to eat better, move more, live tobacco-free, and respond to emergencies.