Atwood offers free ‘In the Outdoors’ activity March 16

Staff Report

Rockford Park District’s Atwood Center invites all ages to experience “In the Outdoors,” a series of free activities held one Saturday a month from March through December at 334-acre Seth B. Atwood Park, 2685 New Milford School Road, Rockford.

The next scheduled session is from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 16, when visitors can enjoy a hike through the park to view artifacts and structures from some of the park’s rich history dating back to World War I, when it served as the rifle range for Camp Grant.

Several bunkers and a target pit can be seen, in addition to artifacts inside the Atwood Lodge, including pictures of the old camp and rifle range, as well as weapons fragments found in the park.

This is a drop-in program, with no registration required (groups of five or more are asked to phone ahead to notify staff). This series is one of many free family-friendly activities offered by the Rockford Park District. More about Atwood programs, facility rentals and group activities and retreats is available at For information about accessibility and support for people with disabilities, call (815) 987-8800.

From the March 13-19, 2013, issue

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