Effective Monday March 23 the Sandwich Park District office

will be closed to the public until further notice.

However our parks will remain open EXCEPT playgrounds. We will be closing our playgrounds to the public by marking them off and posting signage. This is an effort to keep people healthy and safe. We also encourage you to not gather in groups larger than ten people. The Sandwich Park District would like to thank you for your cooperation during this stressful time. We hope to be open as soon as possible. If for some reason you need to contact the Sandwich Park District you can call us at (815)786-8044 or send us an email at Our staff time may be limited and we will respond to you as soon as possible.


Bill Novicki, CPRP
Interim Executive Director
Sandwich Park District


Dear Sandwich Park District Participants,

With the continued threat of the COVID-19 virus, it is the responsibility of the Sandwich Park District to keep all of our participants safe. At this time Governor Pritzker ordered all Illinois Schools be closed until March 30. Sandwich School District 430 has announced schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16th through Monday, March 30th. The Sandwich Park District will follow the lead of the State of Illinois and Sandwich School District 430. We will close all Mother Goose and Pre-k Friday programs starting Monday March 16th and we will resume class on Tuesday March 31st. To ensure the safety of all participants the Sandwich Park District will also cancel/postpone the following programs:


  • Softball Fundamentals – 3/14/20 (Postponed until further notice)
  • Pitching Skills- 3/15/20 (Postponed until further notice)
  • Meet the Coach’s Night-3/16/20 and 3/19/20 (Postponed until further notice)
  • Lunch Bunch Trip (Quigley’s) – 3/19/20 (Canceled)
  • Bunco- 3/25/20 (Canceled)
  • Spring Break Camp- 3/23/20 - 3/27/20 (Canceled)
  • Sandwich Park Foundation Gala- 3/29/20 (Postponed until further notice)
  • Spring Garden Workshop- 4/4/20 (Postponed until further notice)
  • Lunch Bunch Trip (Lone Buffalo)- 4/9/20 (Postponed until further notice)
  • Spring Egg Hunt- 4/11/20 (Postponed until further notice)

These programs are canceled/postponed until further notice. We will contact you when and if these programs/events will resume along with the new dates. Our office will remain open at this time. This is a hard decision made by the Sandwich Park District, but we have made these decisions with the health and safety of our residents in mind. We recommend that if you feel sick or have symptoms of the flu to stay home and practice good hygiene. While we have halted our programs and events, we still encourage you to stay active during these times and find fun activities you can do in your home. Board games, video games, blanket forts, and arts and crafts are great ways to keep you active and entertained.


William Novicki, CPRP

Interim Executive Director
Sandwich Park District

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ice skating Rink


All registrations, whether, phone, fax, mail or walk-in, require a registration form and signed waiver with payment before you are enrolled in a program or trip.  If you have any questions, please give us a call at 815-786-8044.


Learn More About UPCOMING Annual Gala and Awards Night

Postponed until further notice - View Above Notice

Milestone Park is one of the larger parks in the Sandwich Park District system. This twenty acre park at 1375 North Castle Street is situated in the northwest section of the City of Sandwich has recreational opportunities for all ages. The first ten acres of this park were purchased in 1972 with funds received from a HUD grant.

This park is host to five softball diamonds and one diamond for tee ball play. Dugouts were added in 1996 to provide shade for players. 

A four-court tennis court was built in 1978 in memory of Verna Graf, past president of the Sandwich Park District Board. These courts were recently renovated in 2017 with a asphalt overlay, color and lines. Court one and two are lined for Tennis and Pickelball.

In 1997, the concession stand was built to provide refreshments during softball and tee-ball games. In 2006 the concession stand was added on to provide storage for equipment. A new playground and swings have been installed in 2017. The adaptive swings are donated by Boy Scout Troop 45 and O’Ryan Lawlor secured the donations from various organizations, completing this as his Eagle Scout project in 2017.

The new skate park was constructed in 2013 in the north section of Milestone Park. The cement structure was designed by Spohn Ranch and is open to the public.  The park allows skateboarders and BMX bikers of all ages to practice and improve their skills.  Watch our Program Guide for clinics and activities at the Skate Park.

In 2014 a splash pad was added to the west of the girls softball fields on a 5.5-acre parcel donated to the Sandwich Park District.  Entrance to the splash pad is located on N. Fairwind Boulevard.  This water park features in-ground shooting sprays, dumping buckets and spraying “corn cobs”.  The park will operate from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year, as weather permits. 

The skate park and splash pad were built in conjunction with a matching grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources at a cost of $1.5 million.



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 10:00 am. 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!


View our park locationsClick each park location to learn more:





Sandwich Park District 

1001 Latham Street , Sandwich, IL 60548

815.786.8044 office  815.786.6690 Fax

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