LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR:
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
LIGHT UP SANDWICH
Holiday Light Contest
Registration OPENS November 1st
Voting Starts December 1st
Voting Ends December 18th
The top 3 houses that receive the most votes will be the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners
Kids Holiday Activities
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).
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - Registration by October 6th. Time: 11am - 4pm Age: 18+ Fees: $15/$17 R/NR Located in Oak Brook, IL (Oakbrook Center) Take a trip with us to Blanco Cocina & Cantina, where their flavorful and fun twist on Mexican cuisine will have...
Watch for NEW Lunch Brunch trips in Fall Guide!
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...
LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR:
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.
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
Fargo Chill n Grill
Holiday Lane Craft Show
Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association
Email interest to: email@example.com or register to volunteer online at sandwichparkdistrict.org under volunteer catalog tab.
Adopt a Park
“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
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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