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COVID-19 RESPONSE


The priority of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve District is the health and safety of our park visitors and staff. We are closely monitoring developments of COVID-19 and state of Illinois regulations, and will post updates to this page as they become available.
 
WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT VISIT ANY OF OUR PARKS IF YOU ARE ILL OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE THAT HAS BEEN ILL OR IS EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS.
 
Updated: 12/9/2020

 

ALL DISTRICT REGULATIONS

The following regulations are enforced at all Forest Preserve District organizations including Loud Thunder Forest Preserve, Illiniwek Forest Preserve, Niabi Zoo, Indian Bluff Golf Course, Dorrance Park and Martin Conservation Area.
  • We are following current regulations set forth by the State’s Restore Illinois Plan. Click here for up-to-date mitigations.
  • Mask mandates for staff and park visitors indoors and in some designated outdoor spaces when unable to social distance 6 feet or more.
  • Increased sanitation of District buildings and indoor public use spaces; especially in high-trafficked areas.
  • Limited capacity in park offices and other District buildings where social distancing is not possible.  
 

LOUD THUNDER FOREST PRESERVE REGULATIONS

Camping is now closed for the season. Boat rentals and public boat access to Lake George and the Mississippi River are also closed for the season.

All playgrounds will remain closed until further notice. Drinking fountains also remained closed.
 
Multipurpose trails are open (pending weather and ground conditions). Please practice social distancing on trails and be respectful of other trail users by warning them of your presence when passing on foot, bike or on horseback.
 
For current trail status, due to weather and ground condition, visit Loud Thunder on Facebook or call 309-795-1040.

 

ILLINIWEK FOREST PRESERVE REGULATIONS

Camping is now closed for the season. All playgrounds will remain closed until further notice. Drinking fountains also remained closed.
 
Public boat access is closed for the season. If fishing on the banks, please practice social distancing from other park visitors.
 
Multipurpose trails are open (pending weather and ground conditions). Please practice social distancing on trails and be respectful of other trail users by warning them of your presence when passing on foot or bike.
 
For current trail status, due to weather and ground condition, visit Illiniwek on Facebook or call 309-203-1404.

 

INDIAN BLUFF GOLF COURSE REGULATIONS

Fall and winter hours are weather pending. Contact Indian Bluff at 309-799-3868 to inquire about tee-times and to learn about current COVID-19 state regulations as they apply to golf courses.

 

NIABI ZOO REGULATIONS

Niabi Zoo is now closed for the season. Winter virtual programming is available. Visit NiabiZoo.com for details.