Rockford Park District offers free In the Outdoors programs

Staff Report

The Rockford Park District will be holding a series of free In the Outdoors programs this summer at Atwood Park, 2685 New Milford School Road.

These events will be held one Saturday a month through September.

The next program will be on July 17 from 1-3 p.m. and will feature the 100-Year Hike exploring part of what was once Camp Grant, a training camp for soldiers during World War I and World War II; hike through some of the park’s  trails to visit the Camp Grant artifacts that still stand today.

The following program will be on August 15 from 9-11 a.m. and will offer Introduction to Archery for those ages 5 and older for all skill levels and beginners welcome with equipment provided.

The final event of the season will be on September 19 from 7-9 p.m. with the program Howls & Owls where you can join Atwood staff guides on a night hike to howl in search of Atwood’s trained “Alpha Wolf.”

These are drop-in programs with no registration required, however groups of five or more are asked to phone ahead to notify staff.

This series is one of many free family-friendly activities offered by the Rockford Park District.

More information on Atwood programs, facility rentals and group activities & retreats is available at

For information on accessibility and support for visitors with disabilities call 815-987-8800.





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