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Forest Preserve District Opens New Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail in Riverdale, IL

Forest Preserve District of Cook County General Superintendent Arnold Randall, Forest Preserve District Board Commissioner Deborah Sims, Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg, Dixmoor Mayor Keevan Grimmett and other project partners and community leaders were on hand for the official opening of the Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail.

The ribbon cutting was followed by a screening of the movie Red Tails, the first in the FPDCC’s Films in the Forest series this summer. Before the film, movie-goers enjoyed a model plane flying demo by Chicago Model Masters as well as other fun flying activities for kids of all ages.

Opened Tuesday, June 26th, this 1-mile paved asphalt loop trail encircles the Kickapoo Woods model airplane flying field. It is the only loop trail in the Calumet region.

About Films in the Forest: Four times this summer a different feature film with a nature connection will be presented along with family-friendly activities that correlate to the film’s theme. Screenings are free and will take place at different locations all over the county. Activities begin at 6:30. Screenings begin at dusk, around 8:30. Families are encouraged to pack a picnic dinner and head out to enjoy an evening of fun, entertainment and relaxation at scenic preserve venues. For details, visit http://fpdcc.com/films-in-the-forest/

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