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Atwood Center

  • 2685 New Milford School Rd.
  • Rockford, IL 61109
  • Phone: (815) 874-7576
  • Fax: (815) 874-2467
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Description: Rockford Park District's Atwood Center is open every Saturday year-round from 10:00a.m. until 2:00p.m., and welcomes the public to visit for free self-guided hikes at 334-acre Seth B. Atwood Park. Visitors can view feeding time for the resident birds of prey at 1:00p.m., as well as interact with volunteers of the facility’s award-winning Birds of Prey live exhibit, which offers up-close views of raptors, and one of the few accessible tree houses in Illinois. Atwood Center staff will also be on hand, and have a wealth of knowledge to share about the park’s animal inhabitants, its woodland, prairie, river, and marsh habitats, as well as its variety of ecosystems, ranging from marsh area to new forest growth, to climax forests of oak, hickory, and walnut.

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times: Open to the public every Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm with a scheduled feeding time for the Birds of Prey at 1:00 pm.
Brief History/ Description:The Atwood Environmental Center is the perfect setting for virtually any event. Set among the trees of Atwood Park, the lodge allows for incredible exposure to the outdoors while providing all the comforts of home. With lodging for 75 people, the Atwood Environmental Center provides a beautiful backdrop for a variety of events including (but not limited to): Parties, meetings, retreats, reunions, banquets, special ceremonies, receptions, showers, conferences, and more.

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