Groups & Rentals

Group Rentals

Private Wagon Rides

Spend a simple, relaxing, and rustic day or evening at Lockwood Park! Groups can schedule either 20- or 45-minute tractor-drawn wagon rides that travel through the woods and meadows of Lockwood and Page parks. Maximum 20 people per wagon.

Availability: Weekdays or Weekends ; Daytime or Evenings; May - October

Cost: Based on group sizes below

  25 or less 26-50 51-500
20-minute ride $50 flat rate $100 flat rate $1.75/person
45-minute ride $100 flat rate $200 flat rate $3.50/person

NOTE: Please call for rates for groups larger than 500

Building & Shelter Rental

The Trailside Centre Meeting Room is available for group rental. You can also reserve a shelter for your picnic or party. The shelters have permanent charcoal grills on site (Note: Portable personal grills are NOT allowed in Lockwood Park). Add some "down home" fun to your next outing! We'll build a bonfire and provide you with wood; you light it and put it out when you leave.

Availability: May - September

  • Little Ponderosa Shelter: $20 Resident; $25 Non-Resident (per hour)
  • Big Country Shelter: $40 Resident; $50 Non-Resident (per hour)
  • Bonfire with shelter rental: $30 (per day)
  • Bonfire Only: $40 (per day)
  • Trailside Center Meeting Room: $40 Resident; $50 Non-Resident (per hour)

Graduations, Wedding Receptions, Family Reunions, Large Groups, and Company Picnics

Looking for a unique place with activities for everyone? Have your group or corporate meeting at Lockwood Park! Fees based on group size and programs selected. We can accomodate 20 - 2,000 people. Call 815-987-8809 to plan your event.

Education Tours

Bring your classroom for a morning or afternoon tour for plenty of hands-on learning experiences that specifically incorporate history, science, math, reading, and much more! While at Lockwood Park, students will also have a one-hour tour of the facility, which includes time to visit the animals at the Children’s Farm.

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Girl Scout Programs

Horse 'N Around

Cost: $25 Resident; $32 Non-Resident (per girl)Capacity: 8 min/16 max

Package Includes:

  • 40-minute trail ride
  • 50-minute equine education session
  • Visit stables, learn about saddles and how to care for horses
  • Each girl receives a Lockwood Park Fun Patch

5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals

Cost: $8 Resident; $10 Non-Resident (per girl); Capacity: 12 min/ 20 max

Package Includes:

  • Wagon ride and visit to Children's Farm
  • Each girl receives a Lockwood Park Fun Patch

Tour Options

Cowboy Cookout

Lockwood Park can accomodate trail rider clubs or groups who ride out for breakfast or lunch. Ride your own horse or the wagon out to the campfire and enjoy a meal fit for the open range. Reservations recommended. Please note, all programs/events are subject to change at any time.

Availability: Saturdays ; May - September (excluding holiday weekends)

Cost: Based upon group/program

Shelter Rentals

Lockwood Park Little Ponderosa

5201 Safford Road

Capacity: 40

Resident: $20; Non-Resident: $25

Per Hour Rates (2-Hour Minimum)


  • Adjacent to Toddlers Playground
  • 10-12 Picnic Tables
  • 2 Grills
  • No Electricity
  • No Lights

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Lockwood Park Big Country

5201 Safford Road

Capacity: 200+

Resident: $45; Non-Resident: $55

Per Hour Rates (2-Hour Minimum)


  • Across Covered Bridge near large playground
  • 20-25 Picnic Tables
  • 2 Grills
  • 4 Electrical Units
  • No Lights

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