By Jim Hagerty
To help keep area students stay busy while schools are closed, the Rockford Park District, along with community partners, is offering special rates on a variety of activities Tuesday, Jan 7, as part of the School’s Out program.
Following is a list of activities offered through the park district and participating partners as part of the program.
Tropical Tuesday–Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. Second St., Rockford, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., $3 admission.
Public Skate–Carlson Ice Arena, 4150 N. Perryville Rd., Loves Park, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Adults, $5 ($5.50 non-resident), youth, $4 ($4.50 Non-Resident). Skate rental, $2.
Sapora Playworld (Inside Carlson Ice Arena)–Half-price admission. Fees range from $.75 to $2.50, based on age and residency. Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Open soccer and volleyball for high school students–Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission, $5 ($6 non-resident).
Indoor Driving Range–Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, $5 per bucket (resident), $6 per bucket(non-resident).
School’s Out Fun Day–Harlem Community Center, 900 Roosevelt Rd., Machesney Park, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per child. Information: Dawn Busby, (815) 633-5817.
Washington Park Community Center–3617 Delaware St., Rockford, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch, afternoon snacks and drinks are provided. Admission is free for current Washington Park Community Center and Lewis Lemon Community Center members, $30 for non-members. This one-time membership fee provides access to Washington Park Community Center for the rest of the school year.
Discovery Center–711 N. Main St., Rockford, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission $8, members and children 1 and younger, free.
Burpee Museum–737 N. Main St., Rockford, Donation Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission is free.
Rockford Art Museum– 711 N. Main St, Rockford, Donation Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission is free.
Northwest Community Center–1325 N. Johnston Ave., Rockford, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $5. Students enrolled in before- and after-school programs are free.
Boys & Girls Club of Rockford, Carlson Unit–7406 Elm Avenue, Machesney Park. Open 3 to 5 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club of Rockford, Blackhawk Unit–330 15th Avenue, Rockford. Hours: 3 to 5 p.m.
More information about programs offered through the Rockford Park District can be found at the district’s website.
Posted Jan. 6, 2014