Help out at Atwood Park on Saturdays

Staff Report

Rockford Park District’s Atwood Center in Seth B. Atwood Park welcomes help from citizens to maintain and preserve areas of the park’s 334 acres while enjoying the outdoors.

The Park District’s second-largest park is uniquely diverse, with prairie, woodland, river and wetland areas that need special attention. The public is invited to join the Environmental Recreation and Education staff on the second Saturday of the month through Nov. 8, from 9 until 11 a.m. for a brief lesson about the area to be worked on, then pitching in to help with some maintenance.

All ages are welcome; youth younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks will be provided. Families and other types of groups can enjoy spending time together while knowing their contributions of time and effort help benefit nature and the community; groups of five or more are asked to call (815) 874-7576 in advance to advise Atwood staff of attendance.

Upcoming Stewardship Saturdays are planned for: Oct. 11 and Nov. 8. More information about Stewardship Saturdays can be found in the Rockford Park District Fall/Winter 2014/2015 Program Guide available at, and at Park District offices and facilities, or by calling Atwood Center or Customer Service. These are drop-in sessions, with no pre-registration required. More about Atwood programs, facility rentals, and group activities and retreats is available at For information about disability support and accessibility for people with disabilities, call Customer Service at (815) 987-8800.

Posted Oct. 7, 2014

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