Free kite-flying event set for May 6 at Southwest Community Park

Staff Report

Rockford Park District and Chicago Kite will host Kites in Flight, a free family kite-flying event open to the public and participants of all ages, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 6.

The event will be at Southwest Community Park, 2004 Ogilby Road (next to RESA Middle School), Rockford.

All participants will receive a free kite kit to assemble, decorate and fly, with help available from Park District staff and volunteers.

Participants may bring their own kites if they wish. Skilled professionals from Chicago Kite will fly kites of all sizes, some as large as 90 feet; kites and accessories will also be available for sale.

Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, visit or, or call (815) 987-8800.

From the May 2-8, 2012, issue

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