In accordance with Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s August 26 announcement (read here), starting Monday, August 30, masks will be required when inside any Rock Island County Forest Preserve District indoor facility, regardless of vaccination status. Thank you in advance for your compliance and understanding. 

Our Mission is to maintain and acquire lands with the intent to restore and conserve such lands for the purpose of preservation, education, and recreation for its residents with fiscal responsibility.

The Rock Island County Forest Preserve has many activities, parks, and preserves to choose from. Join us today at Illiniwek Forest Preserve, Loud Thunder Forest Preserve, Dorrance Park, Martin Conservation Area, Niabi Zoo, or Indian Bluff Golf Course. Once there you can take advantage of our many hiking, biking, or horseback riding trails. Or maybe you would rather go camping, fishing, boating, or picnicking. You can always play ball, play on one of our many playgrounds, play golf, rent a shelter for a special event, or even go archery deer hunting. When it gets cold, that doesn’t mean the fun has to end, you can always go cross country skiing, snow shoeing, or sledding. Here at Rock Island County Forest Preserve we embrace the outdoors, for some of the best leisure activities in the area.