This is the moment we have all been waiting for, a warm and exciting spring! The Sandwich Park District is excited to spend another great spring and summer with you. This past winter was a rough one for all of us, for a while I didn’t think it would ever stop snowing. However, over the winter we were able to host some amazing programs. This winter we were able to hold our Daddy Daughter Dance with reduced numbers in order to follow the current COVID-19 mitigations. It was a delight to feel a bit of normalcy for once. This winter we also held two different Starved Rock Trips, a Wildlife Trolley Tour and a Winter Hike. Seeing Starved Rock in the winter is a sight all in its own, its beautiful frozen water falls and snowy trials are truly a sight to see. This summer we will have a Starved Rock Guided Hike, so, if you missed the winter hike come join us for this one.
This summer we have quite the program lineup for you. Flip through this guide and find a few programs you are interested in and join us for a fun time. One of our biggest events this summer is the Freedom Day’s events. We will once again be lighting up the sky with an amazing firework show at the Sandwich Fair Grounds. This year’s parade and fireworks will be held on July 3rd , with the Freedom Run on July 4th . In order for us to put on this amazing show, we will once again be looking for help from the community. So, if you are around town and see a donation box, please help us by dropping a couple coins or dollars into the box so we can give you the best show of the summer!
Did you know the Sandwich Park District is in the process of changing registration software? We recently purchased a new registration software and we will be going live this summer. With this new software you will be able to register online for all of your favorite programs! Please remember to bear with us as we will probably have some growing pains with this new software.
The Sandwich Park District board of commissioners have also recently approved the start of a big capital development project at Milestone Park this summer. This project will entail adding asphalt to the parking lots and driveways at Milestone Park. We are excited to improve the look and functionality of this parking area. At this time, we are unsure of the time frame of construction so please bear with us in this project. We are planning to break ground during a low point in our summer so we can have the least impact on
our residents and participants of that park.
We hope you are all are staying healthy and happy and we look forward to seeing you out in YOUR parks this summer!
William Novicki, CPRP
Sandwich Park District