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: Over 24,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
“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: For These Two Standout Students, Their Achievements Speak Volumes
It was a perfect sunny day for the ribbon cutting, and for the first boats to launch on Saturday.MORE NEWS: 2 Mass Shootings Reported At The Same Time In Chicago Hours After President Biden Announces Plan To Address City's Violence
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.