Protecting You and
Your Forest Preserves
working t ogether
more Protecting You
Non-emergency Public Safety Issues:
Stay in touch and learn more about the
Lake County Forest Preserves. Forest Preserves
For Emergencies: Call 911
General Offices: 847-367-6640
Special Event Hotline: 847-968-3333
Winter Sports Conditions: 847-968-3235
You can also visit www.LCFPD.org
24237 W. Ivanhoe Road
Public Safety Division
and register for a program, reserve a
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picnic shelter, purchase a permit, search
for an activity, learn about nature and
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history, or download trail maps,
fishing maps and other publications.
Public Safety Participate Learn Trail Courtesy
Your Lake County Forest Preserves are an Community Preserve Watch Program Your Forest Preserves As you share the many multi-purpose trails in
inexpensive, fun and relaxing way to enjoy the As visitors and neighbors of the Lake County For free information about your Lake County your Lake County Forest Preserves with others
outdoors. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Forest Preserves, you play an important role in Forest Preserves, including rules and who want to enjoy the outdoors, please follow
visitors enjoy a variety of innovative protecting our regulations, trail maps and newsletters, call these rules of common sense and courtesy.
educational, cultural and recreational natural resources 847-367-6640, or go online to www.LCFPD.org.
•Horseback riders yield to pedestrians.
opportunities in Forest Preserves throughout and keeping the You can also get controlled burn information,
Bicyclists yield to pedestrians and horseback
Lake County. Forest Preserves winter sports conditions, and download
riders. Snowmobilers yield to all trail users.
Nearly 25,000 acres make up your Lake safe for everyone. publications and maps from the website.
County Forest Preserves. Our qualified and Our community •Animal owners are responsible for cleaning
dedicated Ranger Police and Community Preserve Watch up after their animals.
Service Officers help make the Preserves safe program invites
•Dogs are required to be on a leash no longer
for you and the natural resources they protect. you to help.
than 10', unless using the four off-leash
Our Ranger Police professionals receive the Similar to a
Dog Exercise Areas (permit required, call 847-
same rigorous training as police officers community
367-6640 for details). In all Forest Preserves
throughout Illinois. Rangers work hard to Neighborhood Grant Woods near Fox Lake is just
one of many places to enjoy nature. and while using the Dog Exercise Areas,
ensure the safety of all Forest Preserve visitors Watch program,
owners must keep their dogs under control at
and neighbors by patrolling Forest Preserves the Preserve Watch program urges you — our
all times. Note: dogs, horses and other pets not
365 days each year and offering assistance visitors and neighbors — to immediately Signs like this one mark the boundaries of Forest Preserve land. permitted at Independence Grove near Libertyville
when needed. report any unusual activity on Forest Preserve
or Ryerson Woods near Deerfield.
property to us. See Contact Us panel on reverse
side for details. Encroachment Issues •Alert others when passing from behind and
control your speed if riding a bicycle or
Your Forest Preserves are intended for
everyone’s use and enjoyment. An
encroachment occurs any time there is
horses and keep
unauthorized intrusion of Forest Preserve
on marked trails.
property for the sole use of an individual.
Forest Preserve borders are surveyed and •Leave only
Forest Preserves throughout Lake County offer endless fun and marked for identification. Self-made paths footprints, take
adventure for the entire family. connected to established trails, buildings or only memories.
structures, and mowing or cultivating on Forest Littering
Front Cover: Shift Commander, Mike Anderson, is one of and collecting
Preserve property are all prohibited. If you Rangers assist with community
many friendly and professional Forest Preserve Ranger
Forest Preserves throughout the county are regularly patrolled. observe these activities, call us at 847-968-3411 are prohibited. activities and offer a variety of
Police and Community Service Officers you'll meet. They Rangers assist visitors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. safety programs.
patrol by car, bike, snowmobile, boat, ATV and on foot. with the location and type of activity.
Contact Us Emergency: Call 911
It’s simple. Just call 911. Tell the operator that
Non-emergency public safety issue:
you are reporting a Forest Preserve emergency.
Calls to 911 are answered 24 hours a day by the
Lake County Sheriff’s Department. Forest
Winter Sports Hotline:
847-968-3232. This 24-hour automated
Preserve Ranger Police Officers are notified of hotline provides ice and snow conditions.
911 calls and they respond immediately to offer
assistance. When calling, remember to give the Preserve Hours
name of the Forest Preserve, the area of the 6:30 a.m. to sunset daily, unless otherwise
Preserve where the activity occurred, and the posted.
nature of the emergency. Your name and phone
number would also be helpful for follow-up. Trail Maps and Publications
If you notice a non-emergency public safety For more information on Lake County
issue, call 847-549-5200 and ask to speak with a Forest Preserve facilities, activities and
Forest Preserve Ranger. If necessary, Forest programs, visit our award-winning website.
Preserve Rangers will respond immediately to
offer assistance. When calling, remember to
give the name of
Keeping Watch Over Your Forest Preserves
the Forest Preserve, Public Safety Division
Lake County Forest Preserves
the area of the 24237 W. Ivanhoe Road
Preserve where the Wauconda, Illinois 60084
activity occurred, 847-968-3411
24237 W. Ivanhoe Road
and the nature of
Keeping watch over your
Public Safety Division
Wauconda, IL 60084
the non-emergency. Lake County Forest Preserves
Your name and www.LCFPD.org
phone number 2000 North Milwaukee Avenue
would be helpful Libertyville, Illinois 60048
for follow-up. 847-367-6640
Lake County Forest Preserves
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Rockford Plays Host to 2007
Aldeen Practice Centre Reopens To Public FUNDAMENTALS
T he finest practice facility in the area just got a
whole lot nicer! The Aldeen Golf Club Practice
Centre reopened in May after undergoing a major
rough exactly like what players see on the golf
New automatic irrigation will provide for
the course,” says Duncan Geddes,
PGA Professional and General
Manager at Aldeen Golf Club.
SUMMER 2007 News for friends of the Rockford Park District Foundation
America in Bloom
I n June, the City of Gardens held its two largest
fundraisers, Go Fore The Green Golf Play Day
presented by Saturn of Rockford, and Wine &
The annual AIB Educational Symposium provides
participants, and those interested in America in
Approximately two-thirds of the cost of
a more manicured presentation throughout
the season, and new drainage will improve the
“As good as the facility is, we felt
it was necessary that additional
the renovation is being generously paid for by functionality of the facility during periods of heavy target greens and delineation of
Roses presented by Rock River Bank. More than Bloom a venue to learn, share, and network. The
the Aldeen Foundation, thanks to the vision and rain. Six trees have also been planted on the range turf give golfers the same impres-
100 golfers participated in this year’s event, which symposium offers opportunities for communities
was held at Aldeen Golf Club. The day included a
hole-in-one contest, fabulous dinner, and a com-
to showcase their efforts, community development
sessions on topics specifically covering the eight
endowment left by Norris and Margaret Aldeen for
to provide customers with additional targets.
This renovation plan has been under develop-
sion as the course.”
“The long-term benefits WELCOME...
Among the changes to the Practice Centre: ment for many years. for golfers and students will be
petitive silent auction. Sponsors included Lonnie’s AIB evaluation criteria, sessions on community ...to the first issue of FUNDameNtals,
the four existing target greens were replaced by “Norris’ and Margaret’s vision of the Aldeen evident with the new greens,
Carpet Max, Allegiant Air, and 13 WREX. development topics, and tours of the host city. The the newsletter for friends of the Rockford
six new, more visible and accessible target greens. Practice Centre was to provide players the improved drainage, and better
Wine & Roses presented by Rock River Bank awards ceremony is the culmination of the year’s Park District Foundation. This new-and-
The main body of the facility was re-seeded with a opportunity to work on any shot they might have irrigation,” he adds. “The Aldeen
had a record turnout of more than 250 guests. The program where participants are recognized at an improved newsletter will feature timely
bent grass fairway, intermediate rough and primary on the golf course, and to have the same look as Practice Centre will definitely
fourth annual event featured food, entertainment, evening party while all participants celebrate plant- LeFT TO RIGHT Wilford Jones, information and news that impacts
be what it was envisioned to be
and a silent auction at the beautiful Sinnissippi ing pride in their respective communities. Charles B ox, Freeman B rown, the friends of the Foundation. In each
– the finest practice facility in the
Gardens. Participating restaurants included When AIB comes to Rockford, visitors will issue, there will be interesting stories
and d r. Cyrus Oates enjoyed the Midwest.”
Basil Café, Cannoli Caffe, Cliffbreakers, Five also have an opportunity to visit some of the city’s and photos about events, programs,
Forks Markets, Forest City Pub Radisson, River crown jewels: Klehm Arboretum, Rockford Park G o Fore The G reen G olf Play day
and the people who generously give of
District Catering, Toni’s of Winnebago, and Union District sites, Anderson Gardens, Midway Village at aldeen G olf Club. their time, talents, and resources to the
Beverage. Lonnie’s Carpet Max and Crimson & Museum Center, and Coronado Theatre, to Foundation. We hope you enjoy reading
Ridge also sponsored Wine & Roses. name a few. “For Rockford, it was a rewarding each issue of FUNDameNtals. Be sure
experience that brought many partners together,” to let us know what you think about the
Community Pride Miller says. “The judges loved the community, and new look, or any story ideas you may
Rockford will host the America In Bloom
Symposium and Awards Program September
told us to showcase it.
“America in Bloom crosses all age groups
The Nicholas Conservatory have for future issues.
27-30. The City of Gardens will lead the initiative in
partnership with the City of Rockford, Winnebago
County, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors
and has no boundaries as to who gets involved.
We have mentored other communities, includ-
ing Beloit and Rockton, who are entered in this
Announces Addition of New Donors - RPD Fund Development Team
Bureau, the Community Foundation of Northern year’s competition. The message we are sending is, nthusiastically, several new donors have outside of Chicago in Lake Forest. “I wanted to do
Illinois, and a variety of organizations throughout ‘Come to Rockford in 2007.’” supported the Nicholas Conservatory and something that many people could enjoy. My heart
the community, including the Clock Tower Resort & Gardens with major gifts and naming opportuni- will always be in Rockford.”
Conference Center, the host hotel for this year’s event. Reforest Rockford ties. The Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens is Some naming opportunities financially
“When your city gets involved in America in Another focus of the City of Gardens this year was named in honor of the lead donor family of Albert, supported through donations and pledges include:
Bloom, it demonstrates a commitment from your to plant new trees. In May, more than 700 trees Dan, and Bill Nicholas in honor of their parents,
government officials and residents to improve were given to neighborhood organizations and the William and Ruby Nicholas. The Conservatory is • e Rockford Register Star Meeting Room
u.s. POsTaGe PaId
the quality of life for your city. It also strengthens general public. Donors include Smith Charitable the centerpiece project of the 100th anniversary of Courtyard is an outdoor extension of the
G eorge s chaffne r, general Rockford, IL
residents’ pride in their community,” says Ruth Foundation, First Northern Credit Union, ComEd, the Rockford Park District in 2009. meeting room. The area will be enclosed by an
Miller, Program Director for the City of Gardens. Alpine Bank, and Stonewoods. manager at s atu rn of Rockford, 401 South Main Street STE 112 • Rockford, IL 61101 Permit #1131
The Ipsen Atrium Display Lobby will be ornate fence and will feature plantings, seat-
“It’s also true for business. The community has to For more information, please call City of welcomes golfers to the Cit y of named in memory of Harold Ipsen. Located ing, and dappled shade.
be a pleasant place to live in order to attract quality Gardens at 815-987-1689. G ardens event held in J une. near the front entrance, this is an area of 2,000
businesses. It’s a win-win for everyone.” dIReC TLY a BOVe a concept
square feet that features permanent and moveable • ockford Area Association of Realtors
displays to welcome visitors to the Conservatory. Riverview Terrace will be surrounded by a drawing of the front entrance
There will be a mural of the Rock River and its stone seating wall and bordered by a trellis of the future Nicholas
important role in the history, past and present, affording a spectacular view of the river, with Conser vator y facing south.
For 27 years, the Rockford Park d istric t Foundation ha s b e e n of our community. The Ipsen Lobby will be avail- the opportunity to provide outdoor space for
able for weddings, receptions, and other functions, weddings and receptions. uPPeR L eFT a concept drawing
helping the Park d istric t fulfill its mission of helping p rov i d e t h e
including catered events for groups up to 150.
of the rear side facing nor th.
best in parks, facilities, and recreational programs. Co nt r i b u t i o n s Lorraine Ipsen-Stotler made a generous gift • B
ergstrom Entry Vestibule provides a glass
401 south Main street • Rockford, IL 61101
to honor her late husband. “Harold always loved entryway into the soaring structure, where
815-987-1630 • 815-963-3323 tty to the Foundation totaling nearly $17 million in the p a s t d e c a d e
gardens and we enjoyed the Rockford community
w w w. R o c k fo rd Pa r kd i s t r i c t. o rg have helped to sustain the mission. very much,” said Mrs. Ipsen-Stotler, who now lives Continued on page 3
Barnard Named 2007 Recipient Park District Welcomes New Corporate Partners
of the Atwood Service Award F atWallet.com, Lonnie’s Carpet Max, and
Pepsi-Cola are the latest to join the growing list
Pepsi-Cola of Rockford was awarded a five-
year exclusive contract with the Rockford Park
of companies who are part of the Rockford Park District to provide park sites and facilities with a
udy Barnard has a passion for the environment,
and it shows in her volunteer work.
District Corporate Partnership Program. variety of soft drinks.
Lonnie’s Carpet Max has agreed to sponsor Each year, the Rockford Park District
others recognize her efforts, too. In April, • s Deputy County Administrator for
B o a r d o f d i r e c to r s Barnard received the Seth B. Atwood Memorial Park Winnebago County, Judy initiated the process
several Rockford Park District events, including welcomes 10 million user visits to Magic Waters
the Music in the Park concert series, the Holiday Waterpark, Sportscore Complexes, five golf
and Conservation Service Award at the America for and obtained an Illinois Environmental
Kent A. Mallquist Tree Lighting, as well as City of Gardens Wine & courses, two ice facilites, and other properties.
President in Bloom kickoff luncheon at Cliffbreakers. The Protection Agency “Green Communities” grant
Norma E. Polcek Roses and Go Fore The Green Golf Play Day. In Many of these guests are potential customers for
award for conservation, given by the Rockford to develop an environmental vision for the
Vice President addition, Lonnie’s has advertising signage at the ice your company, or perhaps they do business with
Park District, the Rockford Park District county.
C. Phillip Turner facilities and the Sportscore Complexes. your competitor.
secretary Foundation, and the Winnebago County Forest
FatWallet.com will be a partner at Elliot, Through product sampling, cross promo-
Hazen Tuck Preserve District, is in its 25th year and is the • P
rovided leadership for the “Balanced Growth
treasurer Ingersoll, Sandy Hollow, and Sinnissippi golf tions, media partnerships, hospitality, and on-site
highest award presented locally by these agencies. Initiative” funded by an Illinois Department of
Harris H. Agnew courses. The partnership will be visible through visibility, the Rockford Park District Corporate
“I’m very honored to receive this prestigious Transportation grant to develop and promote
Arthur W. Anderson signage and advertising, as well as other promo- Partnership staff will work with you to create
award,” says Judy, who works in Planning and environmental principles in urban planning
Bruce T. Atwood tional opportunities. FatWallet.com is a shopping innovative and exciting partnerships that will help
Economic Development for Winnebago County. and land use.
Tara Blazer portal, in which customers click on links to retail your company reach its target audience. For more
LeFT TO RIGHT Paul arco, Barb Wandell, Ruth Miller, elaine Harrington, Lisa alexander, and Judy Roby “There are so many people who are truly deserving
Carl Dargene Web sites to buy items using coupons, rebates, and information, contact Paul Arco at 815-969-4077, or
of this honor.” • ost site for Klehm Arboretum’s “Garden
Gordon G. Eggers discounts posted on FatWallet.com. PaulArco@RockfordParkDistrict.org.
Edward J. Enichen
Meet the New Fund Development Award Legacy
There have been 26 recipients of the Atwood
Glory” tour – opening her backyard to more
than 1,300 people.
James W. Keeling
Team of the Rockford Park District Award, which recognizes individuals and organiza-
tions for their exceptional volunteer contributions
irector of the Winnebago County Soil and
Water Conservation District Board for 15
I Reforesting the Forest City
Merritt Mott n an effort to create a more seamless system, the projects in public and private spaces, encourages in providing facilities, programs, or services in years.
J u d i t h B a r n a rd i s a l l
Daniel J. Nicholas Rockford Park District has created a new team landscaping projects, and interacts cooperatively the areas of preservation of natural areas and park
John Nielsen to support the critical work of the Park District with established gardens and organizations. s m i l e s at t h e am e r i c a spaces, recreation, and education. • C
ity of Gardens Advisory Board member
Ashlisha Nigam Foundation. The new group has a wealth of ex- Grants Writer JUDy RoBy has been with the i n B l o o m l u n c h e o n at “Everyone talks about defining moments – working on America in Bloom competition he Rockford Park District received grant noti- “This project will enhance the overall
Webbs Norman periences and talents, and provides even greater Park District since 1990. She started in Customer in their life,” Judy adds. “For me, it was spending with focus on community beautification and fication of an award of $4,999.99 for forestry park experience with the ability to enjoy
Nobel Olson support to the work of the Foundation. Let’s meet Services, then moved to Capital Planning and
Cl i f f b re a ke r s i n ap r i l. summers outdoors with my family – time at the environmental education. enhancement at Fair Grounds Park from the Illinois the environmental beauty of this hidden
Jack W. Packard the team: Development in 1994. In her new role, Judy writes lake, visiting Wisconsin, looking at the Northern Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) through inner city oasis,” said Judy Roby, Grants
James F. Thiede ELAINE HARRINGToN was appointed to and administers grants for the Centennial Project, Lights, gathering hickory nuts. It was a wonderful The Atwood Award is named in honor of Seth the Urban and Community Forestry program. Writer for the Rockford Park District.
Rolf Thienemann the position of Deputy Director, Fund Develop- other capital projects, and programs. time to be kids. But times are changing. That’s why B. Atwood, the late industrialist who preserved and Fair Grounds Park is one of the oldest city “This first phase will involve volunteers
Jeanine Wortmann ment for the Rockford Park District in November BARB WANDELL, Administrative Aide, it’s important to involve our youth in environ- donated more than 1,000 acres of valuable land for parks in existence (1886), established long before the working with Rockford Park District
2006. For seven years she served as Executive has been with the Park District for 10 years. She mental issues and activities. We need future the citizens of Winnebago County. Rockford Park District was established in 1909. It and City of Gardens program staff and
Director of the RPD Foundation. Elaine has been a worked at Riverview Ice House and then joined generations to carry the torch.” was originally the site of the old county fair grounds, contractors. We have worked closely Nanc y Williamson from the Illinois
H o n o r a ry d i r e c to r s
fundraising professional for 20 years. the Community and Therapeutic Recreation team and was the center of cultural and recreational with the Upper Rock River EcoSystem Depar tment of Natural Resources
Edna May Taylor LISA ALEXANDER, Assistant to the Deputy before moving to the Fund activities for many years. General and President Partnership and consultants to
presents a check to Rockford Park
David Wiemer Director, has been with the Park District for two
years. Lisa coordinates a variety of activities for the
Development team earlier
Nicholas Conservatory Continued Ulysses S. Grant visited the site on September 16,
1880, and the first national professional baseball
conduct an assessment of Kent
Creek, and have made improvements District Commissioners Doug Brooks
Nicholas Conservatory capital campaign and Park The Park District visitors will see giant palm trees, waterfalls, “Naming opportunities still exist, and are league, the Forest Citys, played their home games at north of this site as part of another (left) and Charlotte Hackin (far right) at a
f u n d d e V e lo P m e n t t e a m
District Foundation Board. Foundation welcomes the and floral displays. being very well received by prospective donors Fair Grounds Park. IDNR C-2000 funded project.” special event held on April 12 at Lockwood
Elaine Harrington PAUL ARCo spent five years as the Park new Fund Development when they learn more about this exciting, dynamic Phase one of this multi-phase urban forestry The improvements at
deputy director Park. The check, in the amount of $91, 917,
District’s Corporate Partnership Manager, securing team. • aitzen Family Stairway and Elevator to the
M project,” says Elaine Harrington, Deputy Director project involves about 700 feet of stream bank Fair Grounds Park are a
Lisa Alexander is an Illinois Depar tment of Natural
executive assistant national, regional, and local partners for facilities, Green Roof Garden, a circular stairway lead- of Fund Development of the Rockford Park located along the western edge of the park. Plans continuation of those efforts
Paul Anthony Arco programs, and events. In his new role as Annual Warmest regards, ing to the roof garden that is planted with District. include removal of dead trees, trees in decline, to improve the quality and Resources Conser vation -2000 (C-2000)
annual fund director Fund Director, Paul manages the annual campaign, flowers and grasses. The elevator makes the For information on how to make a contribu- and invasive plants along the banks of Kent Creek. recreational opportunities Grant for Phase 2 of Habitat Enhancement of
Ruth Miller special events, donor recognition, and writes the roof garden fully accessible. tion, please contact the Rockford Park District Its overgrown present condition poses a safety of Kent Creek and the parks
Program direc tor, Rockford Register star the Kent Creek at Lockwood and Page Parks.
city of Gardens/celebrate life Foundation quarterly newsletter. Foundation at 815-987-1630. and security issue, which will be reduced with that border it. Currently,
publisher, Fritz Jacobi (lef t), Volunteers and contractors were also thanked
Judy Roby RUTH MILLER has been the Program • Th
e Building Material Display System, free- the completion of this project. Future phases may Kent Creek restoration
Director for the City of Gardens program since KENT A. MALLqUIST standing programmable electronic display kiosks, talks with Mar ti Mallquist at include planting appropriate tree species, stabilizing is also occurring at that evening for their ser vice and financial
administrative aide 2002. The City of Gardens promotes beautification President, RPD Foundation Board will be named in honor of Benjamin F. Lyons. the Puttin’ on the Fritz event. the stream bank, and adding benches. Lockwood Park. contributions to the project.
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