Bring the family out to the country to enjoy weekend afternoons at Rockford Park Districts Lockwood Park, located at 5201 Safford Rd. in northwest Rockford. Theres a covered pony ring for children ages 1-7, the Childrens Farm with friendly farm animals, and horseback trail rides for riders age 8 and older. To complete their visit, the family can relax together on a scenic 45-minute hayride through the meadows and woods. Tickets for the pony ring and hayrides are $2 per person; trail rides are $20 for adults, $18 for youth (discounted resident rates $18 and $15, respectively), and Childrens Farm visits are free. Advance reservations requested for trail rides. Activities are held weather permitting; regular hours are noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; on Saturdays during Haunted Hayrides (Oct. 29), trail rides operate noon-3 p.m. The park, its facilities, and programs are wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 987-8809 (voice/TTY). For information on adapted equipment and accessibility for people with disabilities, call 987-1600 (voice/TTY).
From the Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2005, issue