The large open gazebo is the focal point of Veterans Park. It was constructed in 1978 and was dedicated to the memory of Virginia Hood, a past Sandwich Park District board member. Veterans Park has been host to a large variety of community functions including the annual Memorial Day ceremony, Sandwich Freedom Days celebration and Indian Valley Theater classes. The gazebo has also been used for several area weddings. Veterans Park is also home to several memorials. These include an antique street light donated in memory of Michael Paul Pruski, a memorial stone honoring veterans of past wars and an inscribed marble bench added in 2001 by the Sandwich American Legion and Auxiliary to honor Lester Hage.
Weatherbug Lightning Detection Systems
The Sandwich Park District has activated 5 New Lightning Detection Systems. The systems will be tested on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00am. The units are at Milestone Park, HS Concession Stand, Knights Park, Memorial Park and Veterans Park.
For more information, pictures, videos and complete instructions for park and outdoor facility users, please refer to the Lightning Detection System Video Link for the WeatherBug Lightning Detection Systems:
The Sandwich Park District is proud to be the custodians of multiple parks within the city limits of Sandwich and Harvey Creek Conservation Area which is located on Lions Road just east of Dayton Street.
All parks in the system are maintained by the Sandwich Park District maintenance staff with utmost care in providing a safe, clean environment for your family’s recreational needs. Please take time to visit a park near your home and enjoy the great outdoors!
Click each park location to learn more:
- David A. Francis Center
- Ernest Memorial Park
- Harvey Creek Conservation Area
- Henderson Park
- James Knight Park
- Milestone Park
- Sandwich Memorial Park
- Patriot’s Park
- Veteran’s Park
- Skate Park
- Splash Park
- Westfield Park
Sandwich Park District
1001 Latham Street , Sandwich, IL 60548
815.786.8044 office 815.786.6690 Fax
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