Taste of Sandwich brought to you by the City of Sandwich shall be held Wednesday, September 28th from 5:30-7:00pm – Downtown. 

Tickets available as of MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH by visiting us at 1001 N. Latham Street, Sandwich, IL during normal business hours.

Fall 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.

We are taking a trip to Goebbert’s Farm in October to experience their fall festival.

If you would like to be a part of this trip you can register online or by calling our office at (815)786-8044.

Help us celebrate Mrs. Olin's 30th Year here at the Sandwich Park District!

Mrs. Olin has touched so many hearts and is truly a wonderful educator. We have put together a nice scrapbook for her here at the David A. Francis Center.

We encourage you to stop by this week to sign the book or write a nice message.

We will be open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. I’m sure Mrs. Olin would love to see some messages from past parents, past students and friends as well. So, all are welcome!

Pumpkin Contest

Carve and decorate your own pumpkin from home to be entered into our pumpkin Contest. Pumpkins need to be submitted before 6:30 pm, public voting will start at 7pm. Prizes will be awarded for best overall, silliest and the scarcest.

Halloween Egg Hunt – 8:00 – 8:30 pm 

Wear your costume, bring a flashlight and a bag for eggs.  You will find sweet prizes at the park, in the DARK!  Please stay behind the ropes and the flags until the hunt starts.  Toddlers will go first and every few minutes we will send the next age group, ending with the oldest children.  Limit 8 eggs per child please



If you would like to register for any of our fall programming you can do so online at, or you can register by calling (815) 786-8044.


Come hang out with us and meet new gamers while playing your favorite video games and enjoying pizza and drinks. Each session will have a different video game we will play. From casually playing to competing in a small tournament, you will have tons of fun while getting a chance to win cool prizes too. Game Rating: E for Everyone

Bag Tournaments

Register by Sept. 9th.  – Tournament held Saturday, Sept. 17th

Grab a partner and join the competition. Enjoy free food and music while you wait for your next matchup. 2 players per team. Team name will be asked at the time of registration. Will you be the ones hoisting the trophy at the end of the night?  See more details on page 9 of Park District guide.  Register online or call 815-786-8400.

Football Basic Camp

Learn the basic fundamentals of American Football. This camp will function as an introduction to the sport and will go over the basic skills of throwing, catching, and more! The camp will include standard drills and games to test and develop football skills. There will be no tackling or hard contact and fun will be prioritized.

Intro to Disc Golf

Learn the fundamentals of disc golf. Each participant who registers will receive a disc golf starter set; includes a putter, midrange, and driver to use for the class and to keep. We will go over how to properly putt, learn the rules, and play a popup course on our last day.

Rock Painting

Have fun while you and perhaps a friend learn the basics of acrylic rock painting with everything included! We begin with lots of inspiring ideas and photos to paint, you’ll choose a 2-3” primed river rock, hear instructions and tips to help you paint using a new medium; acrylic paint pens! VERY FUN to use! Your art will be sealed with a weatherproof sealant and you can choose either an easel or magnet to display your art at home or give as a gift. This is an adult class.

Upcoming Sports Registrations

If you would like to register or have any questions call (815)786-8044.

You can also register online!

Learn the fundamentals of Football with this new camp we are offering this fall. You can register online

Winter Basketball is just around the corner! Make sure to register before the deadline if you would like to participate.

Fall Basketball is rapidly approaching! Registration for these two Fall Leagues is currently open.

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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