Walk Skokie

Downtown Skokie Walkability is a Big Perk for Neighboring Community Residents & Visitors

Take a walk today to see some sights, get some exercise and enjoy your neighborhood while safely maintaining social distance guidelines. You can walk to a park, explore unique Skokie artwork, walk to pick-up take out food, or take a historic bike tour. Help us showcase the hidden gems in our town and show off why we all enjoy living in Skokie!

Please explore responsibly … no gathering in large groups, maintain social distance and remember while playgrounds are closed, the parks are open! Read more Covid-19 walking safety tips.

Downtown Skokie Walk/Bike Map

Downtown Skokie Walking Map (1)

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park


The Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park is located on the east side of McCormick Boulevard, between Dempster Street and Touhy Avenue, in Skokie, Illinois. The park is adjacent to the north channel of the Chicago River.

The Sculpture Park is open all year, and admission is free. The Park welcomes bicycling and jogging, offers group touring and picnic areas, and is fully accessible to persons with disabilities.  Dogs on leash are welcome and pick-up and disposal of droppings, mandatory.

Click here to view the Skokie Sculpture Parks online, interactive map.

Click here to view the Skokie Sculpture Park Self-Guided Tour (PDF)

Skokie Parks and Facilities

Cook County Forest Preserve - North Branch Trail


The North Branch Trail System offers paved and unpaved trails along approximately 20 miles of the North Branch of the Chicago River, making it a premier biking route in the northern suburbs. Connecting Chicago to the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, the system includes trail loops through ecological restoration sites with diverse native wildlife. 

In and around Skokie, there are four locations to enter the North Branch Trail System:

Click here to view a map of the North Branch Trail System - Devon to Golf

Click here to view a map of the North Branch Trail System - Golf to Lake Cook