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 http://www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/guides, 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 www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/atwood. For information about accessibility and support for people with disabilities, call (815) 987-8800.

Posted April 10, 2013

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