Archery open house showcases popular sport at Blackwell Aug. 7

  • Visitors are invited to explore archery and learn from certified instructor at a free Archery Open House on Saturday, Aug. 7.

    Visitors are invited to explore archery and learn from certified instructor at a free Archery Open House on Saturday, Aug. 7. Courtesy of Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

 
 
Posted7/28/2021 5:01 PM

Explore the classic sport of archery at a free Archery Open House on Saturday, Aug. 7, at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville.

Participants will learn about this popular sport and its history and equipment before trying out their skills under the guidance of a certified instructor.

 

The open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will highlight the archery range's three different sections: beginner, advanced and interactive.

Visitors also will be able to talk to representatives from local archery groups.

All ages are welcome at the open house, but adults must accompany children under 18. Equipment is provided, and registration is not required.

Those who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth and practice social distancing.

For more information, call Visitor Services at (630) 933-7248.

Participants are encouraged to download and fill out a waiver form ahead of time and to bring it to the open house to avoid a line at the open house.

"Archery is a fun sport for the whole family, and our world-class Blackwell archery range provides a convenient DuPage location for everyone to enjoy it," said Jay Johnson, Forest Preserve District site manager.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 6.2 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year.

For information, call (630) 933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the district's e-newsletter, blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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