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Lake Rebecca Park Reserve offers families a playground, a beach and walking trails through wetlands. It is also part of the Three Rivers Park District Trumpeter Swan restoration program.
Lake Rebecca Park Beach
The Lake Rebecca Park Reserve beach is free, but unguarded, and is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Big Woods Play Area at Lake Rebecca Park
Aimed at children ages 5 to 12, the Big Woods Play Area has a log cabin and fort theme. Kids can go on a scavenger hunt for various animals hidden among the play structures, including a bald eagle that sits atop the fort. There is also a plant scavenger hunt. Restrooms are situated nearby.
Trumpeter Swans at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
Lake Rebecca is one of the Three Rivers Parks that participates in its Trumpeter Swan Restoration Program. Your family can see swans year-round while hiking the trail around the Kasma Marsh, but fall is a particularly good time to visit when several hundred swans gather to winter. However, the park district reminds visitors to respect the swans and their park habitat by following all park ordinances, remaining on designated trails, avoiding close proximity to the birds. Please do not feed the wild animals.
Three Rivers launched this project 1966 and in 1968 the Trumpeter Swan Society was formed to support the program. One original pair of swans has expanded to over 12,000 birds today.
Birthday Parties at Lake Rebecca
This park has two outdoor structures that could be rented for birthday parties. Both the Beachside and the Lakeview shelters can hold up to 1000 people and rent for $275/day. Learn more about Three Rivers picnic rentals HERE.
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