Free nature program at Atwood Park Nov. 16

Online 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 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.

The next session is scheduled for 2-4 p.m., Nov. 16, when Atwood Center staff will lead activities related to outdoor living skills. Participants will build a debris shelter, and learn the basics of fire-building; once the fires are going, there will be s’mores around the campfire.

This a drop-in program, 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 more about accessibility and support for people with disabilities, call (815) 987-8800.

Posted Nov. 13, 2013