Recreational Programs, Activities and Special Events in Your Community
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With nearly 50 years of serving the
Sandwich, Illinois area . . .

It is the purpose of the Sandwich Park District to efficiently and
economically provide recreational programs, facilities, and open
space which are designed to provide wholesome, constructive and
enjoyable leisure time experiences that benefit the individual
resident and the community of Sandwich as a whole.


Civil War Encampment

April 17 – 19    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit an actual Civil War Encampment at James Knights Park.  See the soldier’s tents and weapons, how their meals are cooked and what items were carried in a knapsack as the 10th Illinois Regiment brings history to life.  Each volunteer from the 10th Illinois Regiment portrays a soldier from this area that enlisted during the Civil War time period.  School groups by appointment only on Friday. 

Job Posting

Part-Time Seasonal Maintenance

The Sandwich Park District is taking applications for a 40-hour per week, seasonal maintenance position.  Requirements include ability to operate tractors, mowers, power equipment and facility cleaning equipment.  General knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repairs, preferred.  Starting salary range is $9.50 to $10.50 per hour, depending on experience.  Must be 18 years or older and hold a valid driver’s license.  Applicants must pass a standard background check.  Applications are available at the David A. Francis Center, 1001 N. Latham St. during normal office hours.  Or download an application here.

Help Support Illinois Parks

In an effort to help support Illinois park districts and other recreation agencies that provide after-school programming for our young people, Park District Youth Program License Plates are available. Proceeds from the sale of these plates go to park districts and other agencies that provide innovative, quality after-school programming for area youth. Learn more


Community Garden Plots

Enjoy fresh produce from your own garden plot.  Stop in at the office and reserve you garden plot!  Cost is $25 with limited availability.

Virtual Backpack
Virtual Backpack

Looking for a particular registration form or flyer? Check out our virtual backpack here.

Our Sponsors:

We'd like to express our thanks and gratitude to our sponsors!

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2015 Summer Guide
2015 Summer Guide
Call us 815-786-8044
Contact us at 815-786-8044


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