Rockford’s Atwood Park offers free ‘In the Outdoors’ programs

• Next event is April 13 Stewardship Saturday

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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 April through December at 334-acre Seth B. Atwood Park, 2685 New Milford School Road, Rockford.

Visitors will enjoy experiencing and learning about nature and aspects of the park through the variety of two-hour morning and evening outdoor and indoor programs.

Upcoming sessions include Stewardship Saturday for a park maintenance session 9-11 a.m., April 13; Atwood at night, 7-9 p.m., May 18, for a night hike and s’mores around the campfire; and archery (all skill levels and beginners welcome) 1-3 p.m., June 15.

Session schedules and topics are listed in the Rockford Park District Spring/Summer 2013 Program Guide, available at, and at Park District offices and facilities. These are drop-in programs, with no registration required; groups of five or more are asked to phone ahead to notify staff.

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.

Posted April 10, 2013

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