Swallow Cliff Woods – Palos Park IL

City:
Palos Park, IL

Site Type:
Forestry and Agriculture, Parks and Recreation, Paths and Trails

New Deal Agencies:
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Work Relief Programs

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Marked:
Yes

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps built the Swallow Cliff Woods, an 800-acre nature preserve with 8 miles of trails in Palos Park IL, in the Palos Forest Preserves. It was operated by the Cook County Forest Preserve District.

The park features a 100-foot bluff with 125 limestone stairs that are popular for outdoor exercise and sledding.

Source notes

Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swallow_Cliff_Woods

Swallow Cliff Woods, https://fpdcc.com/places/locations/swallow-cliff-woods/.

Site originally submitted by Kate Schwartz-Jakocko on May 5, 2024.

Location Info


Calumet Sag Rd.
Palos Park, IL 60464
Cook County County

Location notes: Calumet Sag Rd/Rte 83, West of La Grange Rd/96th

Coordinates: 41.68072, -87.86257

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2 comments on “Swallow Cliff Woods – Palos Park IL

  1. Joyce Kanadet

    Those stairs r something!!💯 My son & I do that for Sept 11 every time they do it

  2. I SO miss the toboggan slides! It was such a wonderful time, yet actually affordable! Going back up all of those stairs was quite the workout, though. 😃

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2 comments on “Swallow Cliff Woods – Palos Park IL

  1. Joyce Kanadet

    Those stairs r something!!💯 My son & I do that for Sept 11 every time they do it

  2. I SO miss the toboggan slides! It was such a wonderful time, yet actually affordable! Going back up all of those stairs was quite the workout, though. 😃

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