Bring the family out to enjoy Saturday afternoons at Rockford Park Districts Lockwood Park, 5201 Safford Road. There's a covered pony ring for children ages 1-7, the Children's Farm with friendly farm animals, and horseback trail rides for riders age 8 and older. To complete their visit, families can relax together on a scenic hay ride through the meadows and woods. Tickets for the pony ring and hay rides are $2 per person; trail rides are $17 per person ($20 non-resident), and Children's Farm visits are free. Advance reservations recommended for trail rides. Activity hours are noon-5 p.m., Saturdays through October, weather permitting. The park, its facilities, and programs are wheelchair accessible. For more information, call (815) 987-8809 (voice/TTY). For information about adapted equipment and accessibility for people with disabilities, call (815) 987-1600 (voice/TTY).
from the Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2007, issue