Atwood Park to Celebrate 60 Years of Programming with October 7, 2017 Ales & Trails Event

ROCKFORD, IL - Rockford Park District’s Seth B. Atwood Park, 2685 New Milford School Rd., Rockford, IL, invites the community to walk the trails down memory lane as the park celebrates providing 60 years of outdoor education and recreation in Rockford with a unique special event.

The Ales & Trails celebration event will be held at Atwood Park Saturday, October 7, 2017, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., rain or shine. Re-live your Atwood memories at this casual, upscale indoor/outdoor camp-themed event, which includes a pig roast buffet dinner, beer tasting from Prairie St. Brewing Co., and many other activities. (Must be age 21 or older to be served alcohol.) Attire for the celebration is casual; jeans are welcome, and comfortable footwear is recommended.

The admission fee is $60 per person (all ages), and advance reservations are required by September 29, 2017; CLICK HERE to RSVP online. Parking will be available at Atwood Park’s north entrance, 2599 New Milford School Rd., Rockford. Proceeds from the event benefit Atwood’s 60th Anniversary Pavilion Project.

Event Overview

  • Pig Roast Buffet Dinner
  • Whole Roasted Pig with Chef Carving
  • Garden Green Salad
  • St. Louis Twice-Baked Potatoes
  • Green Beans Almondine
  • Homemade Cupcakes and Cookies
  • Ice Tea and Lemonade
  • Cash Bar


  • Beer Tasting – sample beers from Prairie Street Brewing Co.
  • Gourmet S'mores Bar – taking your favorite treat to a whole new level
  • Conversation Stations – learn more about the past, present, and future of Atwood Park
  • Interactive Timeline – take a walk down memory lane

Additional Activities

  • Tie Dye T-Shirt Making Station
  • Beer Pull
  • Silent Auction


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