(20 ILCS 862/5)
The General Assembly finds that:
(1) Recreation is an important industry in the State of Illinois and its
growth should be encouraged.
(2) The establishment and maintenance of recreational trails by the
State of Illinois is important for the promotion of recreation and
(3) The federal government has emphasized the importance of recreational
trails by enacting the Symms National Recreational Trails Act of 1991 (P.L.
102-240, Sec. 1301).
(4) Illinois should adopt a comprehensive recreational trails Act for
the establishment and maintenance of recreational trails.
(Source: P.A. 90-287, eff. 1-1-98.)