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.
Fall is here! I can already smell the fair food and pumpkin spice. I hope you all enjoyed your summer time activities with family and friends. We truly enjoyed our summer here in the parks, and loved seeing all of you out enjoying what the Sandwich Park District has to offer. This summer we had lots of fun programs and events, one of the highlights was our Fourth of July Celebration. 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 with us.
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. This fall and winter we have so many fun activities planned for you.
Throughout our guide you will find many of your favorite “family tradition” events and even some new ones to add to the list. Join us for our annual Harvest Moon Hayrides and Flashlight Egg Hunt. This event is always a blast to bring the family out to enjoy the harvest moon while we take you out on a traditional tractor ride.
This winter we will be again hosting our annual Festival of Trees and Holiday Lane Craft show. I know you all have been missing going out and shopping, so this is the perfect opportunity to shop and view the beautiful trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. New this winter, we have added a Christmas trip you won’t want to miss. On November 20th we will be going to the Christmas Around the World at MSI (Museum of Science and Industry). If you have not seen this amazing display of trees decorated to represent Christmas traditions from other countries, you won’t want to miss this trip. Bring the family and come along with us.
BIG NEWS! We have made the transition to a new registration software. This new software will allow our participants to register for our programs online and from the comfort of your home. You can now create an account and register for your favorite program online through our website. Again, bear with us as we work through this process. We also welcome feedback on your experience with this new software.
Throughout the fall you will also see some changes in our parks. The board of commissioners and I are working hard to make some much needed ADA improvements to our parks. These improvements include an accessible playground entrance to Patriots, Ernest Memorial, and Milestone Parks and detectible warnings on our sidewalks. We will also be extending the path at Milestone Park from the concession stand to the south fields at the park. This will help make those fields wheelchair accessible for our patrons. If you would like more information on these improvements please feel free to reach out
to us for more details.
We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season!
William Novicki, CPRP
Sandwich Park District