|About||Sagawau provides field -based, environmental education during the spring, summer and fall. In the winter, Sagawau becomes the cross country ski center.|
We are the Environmental Learning Center for the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Our mission is to provide valuable environmental education to teachers; college, high school, and junior high school students; adults; family groups. The purpose of our programming is to increase environmental awareness, appreciation and respect for Chicago region ecosystems and to inspire our visitors to develop an "Ecological Conscience" on a global scale.
The Forest Preserves of Cook County, with nearly 70,000 acres, is the largest urban forest preserve district in the United States. It receives an estimated 40 million visits each year, providing an escape into a world teeming with wildlife and rich with outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities. Within its boundaries are rare habitats that offer plant and animal diversity on par with the rainforests of the world. This natural heritage offers something for everyone.
This page has been created for the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Sagawau Environmental Learning Center and its patrons to share news, ideas and events. Any comments that include political ranting, off-topic attacks or abusive language will be removed.
Learning Center: 9 am -- 3:4 5pm
Trails: 8 am -- 4 pm
As a nordic ski center, Sagawau offers a complete cross country ski program when snow conditions permit.
Hours: 9 - 4 pm
All skiers must register and obtain a free trail pass at the Nordic Center on the Lower Level
Length: 6 km
Groomed: Classic and Skating, watch for updates
Difficulty: 4 loops are Easy and 2 loops are More Difficult
Ski equipment rental:
Available daily from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Must be returned by
Stays on premises.
Cost: Individual -$15
Senior (55 and over) - $10
Family - $40
Available on weekends, beginning of January until early March, at 9:30 am
Ages 12 & up
Registration begins the Monday prior