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55th Anniversary Picnic

Event information

Date: Sunday, July 21, 2024

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 708-747-6320

Two adults following two children walking on a wooden boardwalk trail coming out of a forest. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

You and your family are invited to a fun-filled afternoon to celebrate 55 years of Thorn Creek Woods at our picnic at Somonauk Park Pavilion, at Somonauk and Sangamon streets in Park Forest. We’ll meet for food and fun at the newly opened Somonauk Nature Adventure Park. We’ll provide the main dishes, water and ice; you can bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Join our naturalists for a pond life exploration at the Somonauk pond. We’ll learn names of its common plants and critters, view displays of aquatic grasses and forbs and take a closer look at aquatic critters. Plus make your own dragonfly to take home. The event will be held rain or shine.

This program is sponsored by Friends of Thorn Creek Woods in celebration of 55 years of support and volunteerism at Thorn Creek Woods. The updated Somonauk Nature Adventure Park features kayak rentals, fishing piers, an all-abilities playground, a new basketball court and a new pavilion equipped with a kitchen and restrooms. 

Event requirements

Registration required by July 15: 708-747-6320.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should call 708-747-6320.