ATTENTION

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 sandwichparkdistrict@comcast.net. Our staff time may be limited and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Thanks!

Bill Novicki, CPRP
Interim Executive Director
Sandwich Park District

SPECIAL NOTICE

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.

Sincerely,

William Novicki, CPRP

Interim Executive Director
Sandwich Park District

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ice skating Rink

CLOSED

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

Splash Park at Milestone Park

Located at 1250 N. Fairwind Blvd. across from Fairwind Subdivision

Splash Pad is now OPEN!!

The entrance for the Splash Park is at 1250 N. Fairwind Blvd. across from Fairwind Subdivision.

Rules are posted by the entrance of the splash area. No street shoes will be allowed on the wet area. Only your bare feet or water shoes are allowed. No exceptions! Please, no bikes, roller-blades or skateboards allowed in the Splash Park. Also, please keep your dogs away from the area.

splash park little girl with head in bucketThe Splash Park was built in 2013 and 2014 and opened in June of 2014. There are 13 different spray features throughout 1,800 square feet of a wetted concrete surface. There are two shade structures for your comfort away from the sun, picnic tables, and port-o-let.

The entrance for the Splash Park is at 1250 N. Fairwind Blvd. across from Fairwind Subdivision.

Rules are posted by the entrance of the splash area. No street shoes will be allowed on the wet area. Only your bare feet or water shoes are allowed. No exceptions! Please, no bikes, roller-blades or skateboards allowed in the Splash Park. Also, please keep your dogs away from the area.

The water is recirculated and chemically treated, so its important to keep the park clean. There is NO SMOKING allowed anywhere in the park. Thank you for understanding.

Due to some recent concerns it needs to be explained that the policy regarding organized groups of 11 or more is stating that, they must apply for a permit and receive permission to use the Splash Pad. At this time, the park district is not issuing permits to organized groups, therefore they are not allowed to use the splash pad. The volume of participants and the bather load is a concern. Also, the park district is honoring the residents and tax payers to allow for controlled use and safety. This issue regarding organized groups will be discussed by the Board of Commissioners to possibly allow large groups to use the facility during the week, for a short period of time.

We will keep the residents informed as to the decision and it will be posted on this website and at the Splash Park.

Season of Operations

The park operates from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year, as weather permits.  Hours: Daily from 9:00 am – 8:00pm

 

 

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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