The Rockford Park District in Illinois is proud to announce their Winter Flurry initiative, which provides a variety of programs, activities, and facilities to experience winter in new and exciting ways. With a fresh snowfall on the ground, the Park District is inviting residents to take part in their latest initiative: building a GLOWman!

Free GLOWman Kits Available

Thanks to a generous donation from Collins Aerospace, the Rockford Park District is giving away 2,000 free GLOWman kits. Collins Aerospace has been a long-time supporter of the Rockford Park District and its Help Me Play program. According to Kristin Smith, Executive Director-Programs for Electric Power Systems at Collins Aerospace, "Building a snowman is a great way to keep youth, teens, and families active and engaged, and provides a safe and creative environment where kids can learn and flourish."


What's Included in the GLOWman Kit

Each GLOWman kit includes:

  • Black buttons for eyes and mouth
  • Orange Glow stick for nose
  • Red pom poms for shirt buttons
  • Plaid scarf

GLOWman kits are available while supplies last at the following Rockford Park District locations:

  • Aldeen Golf Club
  • Carlson Ice Arena
  • Lockwood Park
  • Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
  • Snow Park at Alpine Hills
  • UW Health Sports Factory
  • Washington Park Community Center

Share Your GLOWman Creation

After building your GLOWman, you're invited to share your creation with the Rockford Park District by sending a picture to or by posting it on social media using the hashtag #rpdfun. The Park District would love to see your creations and share them with the community!
The Rockford Park District's Winter Flurry initiative is a great opportunity for families, teens, and kids to get outside and experience winter in new and exciting ways. With the free GLOWman kits, residents can get creative and have fun building their very own snow creation. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity – grab your GLOWman kit today!

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