Lockwood Park Opens for the Season
Bring the family out to the country to enjoy Saturday afternoons finding fun at Rockford Park District's Lockwood Park, 5201 Safford Rd. in northwest Rockford.
There's a covered pony ring for children ages 1-7, the Children's Farm Animal Barn with friendly farm animals, and horseback trail rides for riders age 8 and older. To complete their visit, families can relax together on a hay ride through the scenic meadows and woods.
Children's Farm Animal Barn visits are free. Advance reservations are recommended for trail rides; trail ride reservations, as well as fee information and ticket purchases for other activities with fees are available at www.lockwoodpark.com or by calling the facility. These are some of the many family friendly low-fee and free programs offered by the Rockford Park District.
Activity hours (weather permitting) on Saturdays, May 5 through October 27, 2018 are: wagon rides, noon-4:00 p.m. (hours may vary); pony ring and Children’s Farm Animal Barn, noon-5:00 p.m., and trail rides, noon-4:00 p.m. Activities will be closed to the public on some Saturdays due to holiday weekends and special events; check website for these dates.
Visitors are welcome to picnic at the park; two playgrounds are also on site. The park, its facilities, and some programs are wheelchair accessible.