Gather a group at Riverbend Recreation Area for a fall color adventure on the back of a haywagon drawn by an antique tractor. The wagon begins to roll September 23, with the final ride for the year on October 29.
Wednesdays 4-5 PM 5-6 PM 6-7 PM
Fridays 4-5 PM 5-6 PM 6-7 PM 7-8 PM
Saturdays 4-5 PM 5-6 PM 6-7 PM 7-8 PM 8-9 PM
Sundays 3-4 PM 4-5 PM 5-6 PM 6-7 PM
Hayride reservations are required in advance. A $60 fee per one hour hayride is a minimal requirement for all reservations. Fees can be paid online at www.HancockParks.com, or by cash (exact amount) or check (made payable to the Hancock Park District). Full payment will confirm your group hayride reservation. All hayrides will depart from the Big Oaks Area at Riverbend Recreation Area, subject to weather and ground conditions. Rides are approximately one hour in length, including loading and unloading of passengers. The hour long hayride can be divided into shorter rides to accommodate larger groups. Steps are provided for loading and unloading of passengers. Everyone must exit the park by 11 PM.
On the Wagon
Adult supervision is required on the wagon for youth under the age of 18. One adult is required for every 10 youths. Each wagon load can accommodate a limit of approximately 25 adults.
Campsite & Shelter Rentals with Your Hayride
You may arrange permission to have a campfire in the primitive campground area the same day as your hayride. Camp sites are $15 per site. Shelter reservations can also be arranged to enhance your outdoor adventure. There is a $40 fee to rent any of the seven shelters or Lakefront Activity Center at Riverbend. Campsite and shelter reservations are required in advance and can be made with your hayride reservation. All reservations are on a first come, first served basis.