Rockford’s Atwood Park offers free nature programs

• ‘Atwood at Night’ set for 7-9 p.m., July 20

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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 the 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, afternoon, and evening outdoor and indoor programs.

Upcoming sessions include “Atwood at Night” from 7 to 9 p.m., July 20, for a night hike and s’mores around the campfire; “Stewardship Saturday” from 9 to 11 a.m., Aug. 10, for a park maintenance session; and archery (all skill levels and beginners welcome) from 1 to 3 p.m., Sept. 21.

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 July 17, 2013

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