Shelter rental postponed until after Tuesday, March 31.

Anyone who has a shelter booked during this time frame will be issued a refund. To communicate with our staff regarding customer service questions, call 847-367-6640 or contact us online.

Old School Shelter C

Old School Forest Preserve offers a convenient location, great fishing and miles of trails.

Shelter C offers the largest picnic area in this preserve, accommodating up to 500 people. This shelter area features an adjacent playfield and horseshoe pit. A playground is located nearby and is shared with other preserve visitors. Several miles of trails are accessible from this shelter, as is the countywide Des Plaines River Trail. Picnickers also have access to the preserve's 12-acre lake, stocked and managed for fishing.

The public access facilities at this preserve were designed to be in harmony with the natural landscape. Picnic shelters and parking areas are tucked away.

To access this shelter, turn right into the parking lot for the sled hill and ice skating.

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Shelter Features:

Maximum Capacity

500: Shelter and surrounding area
120: Under the shelter roof

Total Picnic Tables and Grills

64 Tables
1 Grill


  • Water may not be available mid-Oct–May 1.
  • No electricity at this shelter.