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Picnicking at Our Preserves

Rock Island Forest Preserve District wants to encourage you to spend more time outside, this includes eating outside. From a special event, to a romantic date, we have a variety of picnicking areas available for you. Please choose from our parks below to find the perfect picnicking area for you.

Pickicking at Niabi Zoo

Picknicking at Indian Bluff Golf Course

Picnicking at Illiniwek Forest Preserve

Picnic basket on a tableTired of fast food and cold restaurants? With five different picnicking areas available along with one shelter area you can find a table to enjoy your meal at Illiniwek Forest Preserve. Bring the family or turn it into a getaway for two as you enjoy the great outdoors and all that nature has to offer.

Picnicking at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve

Picnic basket on a table

Packing a lunch is the perfect way to ensure that you can spend your entire day at the park. With seven different picnicking areas available along with three shelter areas you can always find a table to enjoy your meal. Bring the family or turn it into a getaway for two as you enjoy the great outdoors, watch the boaters, or even camp overnight.

Picnicking at Dorrance Park

Park grill

Take me out to the ball game, and don’t forget dinner. Pack your own or buy food from our concession stand for a picnic of your own. With two different picnicking areas available along with one shelter area you can always find a table to enjoy your meal. Bring the family or turn it into a getaway for two as you enjoy the great outdoors or catch a game by one of the local ball teams.