Hello Friends,

What a wonderful time of year! Though most of us do not look forward to this type of weather, I feel there is something special about it. The cold can be brutal, but sometimes it brings peace and serenity if you enjoy being outdoors. If you are not a fan of this weather, have no fear we have something for you. Throughout this guide you will find programs that fit your needs whether you would like to be outside or inside. For those like me who enjoy the outdoors no matter the time of year, don’t forget to join us for our winter hike at Starved Rock State Park. This hike allows you to see a side of Starved Rock that most don’t get to. You can also enjoy the great outdoors by experiencing our Ice Rink. We have once again partnered with the City of Sandwich to provide this fantastic amenity. Grab your skates and join us for a fun time on the ice!  READ MORE


Holiday Light Contest

Registration OPENS November 1st

Voting Starts December 1st

Voting Ends December 18th

at 10:59pm


The top 3 houses that receive the most votes will be the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners



Kids Holiday Activities

Outdoor Activities

Starved Rock Hiking

Starved Rock Hiking

STARVED ROCK FALL HIKE - Saturday, October 22, 2022, Registration by: October 14, 2022. 8:45a-2pm  Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls this fall on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along...

Did you know we have Canoe / Kayak Rentals? For more information give us a call at 815-786-8044

The Sandwich Park District has 12 parks and locations that allow you to enjoy the great outdoors!

Imagine yourself enjoying a crisp fall day listening to the sounds of nature at Harvey Creek Conservation Area located at 1025 Lions Rd, Sandwich, IL 60548

James Knights Park is one of our most popular parks in the Sandwich Park District system. This five-acre park is located in the northeast section of the City of Sandwich and has recreational opportunities for all ages. Includes two playground areas which features equipment appropriate for ages toddler through 12 years.

Fall Youth Basketball League in Action 

Thank you to our participants!

We are looking for referees and clock workers for Fall Youth Basketball. If you, or anyone you know is interested please call (815)786-8044.

There are six games per day meaning clock workers will make $72 every Saturday. Referees will make $120 every Saturday since they are only needed during four of the games (9:30am-1pm).

Winter Boys Basketball Registration is now open!

Click HERE to Learn more

Watch for NEW Lunch Brunch trips in Fall Guide!

Lunch Brunch Bar Louie Bolingbrook

Lunch Brunch Bar Louie Bolingbrook

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - Registration by November 3, 2022.  Time:  11am - 4pm Age:  18+   Fees:  $15/$17 R/NR Bar Louie located in Bolingbrook, IL (Promenade Bolingbrook Bar Louie’s selection of entrees and appetizers is to die for. Be sure to try one of their...


Hello Friends,

Fall is on its way! This is my favorite time of year. I love seeing all the trees turn colors and truly enjoy the campfire and sweeter weather. I hope you all enjoyed
your summer time activities with family and friends. We truly enjoyed our summer here in the parks, and enjoyed seeing all of you out enjoying what the
Sandwich Park District has to offer.

This summer we had numerous fun programs and events to offer. This year we had a HUGE turnout for our Freedom Day’s Parade and Fireworks. It warmed my heart to see so many of Sandwich’s residents out celebrating our country’s independence! Though the summer is coming to an end, it is not a time to be sad, but a time to look forward to the fun activities ahead for the fall and winter.


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Volunteer Opportunities to Help Support the Park District

Get Involved Fall/Winter Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are essential to the success of many of our programs, special events and our beautiful parks.

The volunteer program enables the Park District to offer a high level of quality programming while minimizing staff costs.

Get Involved Fall / Winter Volunteer Opportunities

Harvest Moon Halloween Egg Hunt

Fargo Chill n Grill

Holiday Lane Craft Show

Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association

Email interest to: sandwichparkdistrict@comcast.net or register to volunteer online at sandwichparkdistrict.org under volunteer catalog tab.

Adopt a Park

Are you or is your group interested in

“Adopting a Park”?

Please contact us at

815-786-8044 for more details!


Patriot’s Park Adopted By:

Open Door Rehabilitation Center


Knight’s Park Adopted By:

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Troop 10


Board Commissioner Opportunity

Innovative leadership starts with our community elected, seven member Board of Commissioners …
Sandwich Park District visitors and participation are warned that recent Sasquatch / Bigfoot sightings have been reported in and around our parks!  Please keep a lookout and report any sightings to the Park District office by calling us at 815-786-8044.  If confronted by Sasquatch, stay calm, DO NOT RUN!

Take a photo or better yet, give him a “high-five”.  Anything else could be deemed as dangerous and is highly discouraged.


Sandwich Park District 

1001 Latham Street , Sandwich, IL 60548

815.786.8044 office  815.786.6690 Fax

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