Skokie Park District celebrates winter — mostly indoors
Molly Wood, 1, of Skokie plays "mini golf" Sunday during the Skokie Park District's Winter Chilly Fest at the Emily Oaks Nature Center. | Brian O'Mahoney~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 15, 2013 12:11PM
Cold rain may have been able to curtail some outdoor activities during the Skokie Park District’s annual Winter Chilly Fest over the weekend.
But it wasn’t enough to curtail the fun.
Held every year over a February weekend, the Winter Chilly Fest offers a plethora of activities celebrating winter both indoors and outdoors. And because the Emily Oaks Nature Center is a beautiful facility nestled in a wooded area, it is particularly well suited for activities even when the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Families came out to enjoy outdoor and indoor games, winter activities, food and other pleasures.
The Nature Center was decorated with glittering lights and wildlife treat trees prepared by students. With just over a month to go before spring and with pitchers and catchers reporting now for baseball’s spring training, this may have been winter’s last great hurrah.
Most people are hoping so anyway.~.