Yingling Encourages Residents to Visit Re-Opened State Parks

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – With the modified stay-at-home order coming into effect on May 1, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is reminding residents that state parks will be partially re-opened and available for residents to visit.

“With the weather continuing to get warmer, it is a great time to utilize the many amazing state parks that Illinois is home to,” Yingling said. “Visiting a state park is a great way to get outdoors while also maintaining social distancing during this pandemic.”

As of May 1, many state parks in Illinois, including Chain-O’-Lakes in Spring Grove, will be partially available for public use. Visitors will be able to engage in activities such as wildlife observation, hiking, biking and fishing. Facilities such as visitor centers, campgrounds and beaches will remain closed. For more information, please visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website at https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/Pages/default.aspx.

“While we must do our part to limit social interactions to stop the spread of COVID-19, finding safe ways to participate in recreational activities is important for people’s health,” Yingling said. “I highly encourage residents to take advantage of this opportunity and plan an outing to one of Illinois’ state parks.”