Rockford Park District will host “Animal Mania” at Lockwood Park, 5201 Safford Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 19 (weather-permitting).
This free spring event offers a day of fun in the country for the whole family. Activities will take place in several areas within the park, including the Trailside Centre, Cookhouse, main arena and Children’s Farm. The playground will be available for kids to enjoy.
Activities will include wagon and pony rides, a tractor show, horseshoeing demonstrations, a horse extravaganza, a Birds of Prey presentation by staff of Atwood Center, Pioneer Day activities, and games and crafts.
Children can learn about the park’s animals in the Children’s Farm area, and visit the Cookhouse to observe chicken hatching, sponsored by the Winnebago County and Boone County farm bureaus. (Events and activities are subject to change.)
Admission to the event is free; fees will be charged for some activities, and refreshments will be available for purchase from the Friends of Lockwood Park.
Horse trailer parking and trail rides will be closed for the day of the event.
Event fliers with the schedule of activities will be available at Park District facilities and Customer Service locations.
For more about Lockwood Park and equestrian programs, call (815) 987-8809, or visit www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/lockwood. For about accessibility for visitors with disabilities, contact Customer Service at (815) 987-8800.
From the May 16-22, 2012, issue