Seasonal Fun

GROUP Wagon Ride & Campfire

Discover the beauty of Sterne's Woods located north of Veteran Acres! The wagon will fit up to 20 participants at a time. A warm campfire will be waiting upon your return. Participants are welcome to bring snacks to cook over an open fire. No alcohol permitted. Registrations require one week in advance at the Park District Administration Office and payment is due at time of booking. No refunds will be given to cancellations on the same day of the wagon ride. All participants must sign a waiver prior to the ride.

Wagon Ride Map & Info

Sterne's Woods Specialty Wagon Rides
NEW in 2019! Enjoy a 45 minute wagon ride followed by a campfire. Each ride will include a fun twist at the end of your trip! Registration is per person for each night. Registration deadline is one week prior to the wagon ride.
Check back in August 2020 for information about Specialty Wagon Ride themes and dates


Winter Fun

The Park District has multiple locations available to enjoy outdoor winter activities, weather permitting. Parks are open dawn to dusk. All winter activity areas are monitored on a daily basis to determine usability and safety. The Park District staff inspect ice rinks daily. At each skating rink, ice thickness is averaged from measurements taken from six locations. A minimum of 5 inches is required to allow public skating.

locations/hours of operation

Sled hill/Rink status
  • ICE Rinks

    Sled Hill/Ice status

    Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive

    Amenities: Park open 9 am-dusk, Lighted skating areas (lights are on 4-9 PM), restrooms available

    West Beach, 2330 Lake Avenue

    Amenities: Park open 9 am-dusk, Lighted skating areas (lights are on 4-9 PM), NO restroom

    Ice Hockey and Ice skating

    Hockey goals are set up at Main and West once the ice is cleared.

    Benches and skate mats are available at Main Beach once the rink is cleared

    Please note: we do not keep separate rink areas for free skate and ice hockey, but skaters tend to section it off on their own into hockey and free skate areas.

  • SLEDDING

    Veteran Acres, Route 176 & Walkup Avenue

    Amenities: Lighted sledding areas (4-9 PM), restrooms and shelters

  • CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

    Lippold Park, 851 W. Route 176

    Veteran Acres, Route 176 & Walkup Avenue

    Sterne's Woods, Hillside Road (East of Walkup)

    Butternut Preserve, entrance off of Butternut Drive

    No lights or warming facilities available