CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County cut the ribbon Saturday on an accessible canoe and kayak launch at Busse Woods Forest Preserve in Elk Grove Village.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said it’s a reminder the Forest Preserves belong to all county residents and visitors.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois, Winter Storm Watch For Parts Of Indiana
“Everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of being outside, and of the natural world. At the Forest Preserves, we’ve made a commitment to increase opportunities available to individuals with disabilities to enjoy these benefits. We’re working to continue to add more, and to do more, and this successful canoe and kayak launch is another milestone,” Preckwinkle said.READ MORE: Bradley Police Officer Tyler Bailey Shot In The Line Of Duty Moved From ICU To Standard Care According To Statement From Family
It was a perfect sunny day for the ribbon cutting, and for the first boats to launch on Saturday.MORE NEWS: Cook County Reopens Third Vaccination Site In A Week In Effort To Get More Residents Vaccinated
For a list of other accessible canoe and kayak launches – as well as camping info, picnic shelters, and more – check out the Cook County Forest Preserve website.