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.

 

 

Freedom Day's Update 2020

The Sandwich Park District Board of Commissioners regret to inform you that the

Freedom Days Celebration set for June 27, 2020 & June 28, 2020 has been postponed.

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:

 

 

 

ONGOING CLOSURE INFORMATION

Governor Pritzker officially extended the statewide stay-at-home order. In accordance with this order, all Park District programs will be postponed and facilities will remain closed until Governor Pritzker has lifted the order.

This extension will impact the remainder of Winter/Spring programs, leagues, classes, and special events. Staff is determining what postponements or adjustments must be made. We ask for your patience while staff works through this process.

District PARKS & TRAILS REMAIN OPEN for walking, hiking, running, and biking as long as park users comply with social distancing requirements.

As a reminder, PLAYGROUNDS ARE CLOSED.

If utilizing our parks and trails, it is IMPERATIVE that you follow CDC recommendations for social distancing due to COVID-19. For information on these recommendations, visit CDC.gov.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact us at sandwichparkdistrict.org or call and leave a message at 815.786.8044. There will be staff available to answer phones during the Stay-at-Home, and we will do our best to respond as soon as possible.

We look forward to happier days ahead and the opportunity to continue to serve the Sandwich and surrounding Communities in the near future.

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1001 Latham Street , Sandwich, IL 60548

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