Rockford Park Districts Lockwood Park and Childrens Farm will host a variety of afternoon and evening activities for children and families during the last three weekends in October. Following are the six activities, along with dates, times, and costs:
Dragons Castle Corn MazeOct. 14-16, 21-23, 28-30; Fridays, 6-9:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2-9 p.m.; Sundays, 2-5 p.m.; admission $1, children younger than 1 free; proceeds benefit Whiz Kids Enrichment Center;
Glow in the Dark Pony Ring Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; Fridays and Saturdays, 6-8 p.m.; for ages 1-7 only, must be under 4 feet 6 inches tall; $2 per ride;
Goblin GameyardOct. 14-16, 21-23, 28-30; Fridays, 6-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2-8 p.m.; Sundays, 2-5 p.m.; games, activities, and prizes for kids; games start at $1 each; free admission;
Boo BarnyardOct. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.; free admission; friendly farm animals await visitors to the decorated Childrens Farm barn;
Pumpkin LaunchOct. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5 p.m.; send pumpkins flying through the air with Lockwoods slingshot; $1 per launch; and
Undertakers Buzzard Egg HuntOct. 16, 23, 30; Sundays, 3 p.m.; free; search for almost 1,000 black and orange eggs containing candy, plus 10 special eggs with free activity admission passes.
Lockwood Park is at 5201 Safford Rd. between Searls and Page parks in northwest Rockford. For more information, call Lockwood Park at 987-8809 (voice/TTY). For information on accessibility for people with disabilities, call 987-1600 (voice/TTY).
From the Oct. 12-18, 2005, issue