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Soldwedel Program Center

NOTE: Soldwedel is not currently being rented or hosting events due to COVID related restrictions.

Rental Contract and Information

This natural woodland setting is a wonderful location for community activities, meetings, receptions, weddings, banquets, anniversary and birthday parties.

Soldwedel Program Center is located in the tranquil wooded area adjacent to McNaughton Park off of Route 98. These facilities
offer nature based environmental educational programs for all ages as well as a variety of other interesting classes and workshops. It also serves as a unique woodland meeting place and overnight lodging facility.

This beautiful facility consists of three buildings with showy vaulted pine interiors, lots of windows to view the prairie habitat, woods and meadows and large stone fireplaces.

The larger of the buildings is the 1,700 square foot lodge, which comfortably accommodates approximately 40, tables, chairs and kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishes, pots, pans and coffee pot. There are two 1,300sq. ft. cabins with lofts for gatherings or indoor overnight camping.

They have baseboard heat and can sleep approximately 20 each. Beds are not provided in the cabin...bring sleeping bags / air mattresses.

A large wooden deck encompasses all three facilities. Below the lodge building is a covered sitting area with a fireplace. Outside the complex is a large fire pit and grassy meadow areas surrounded by woodlands.

Adjacent to the 800 acre McNaughton Park, this land supports approximately 15 species of animals, 80 species of birds and a wide spectrum of plant life. McNaughton Park hosts an 18 hole frisbee golf course, Potawatami trail, Rockin' P Public Horse Riding Stables, 3 lakes, and Delwood tent camping area.

Rental Fees due upon reservation:
Please include set-up and clean-up in your rental times.

Lodge — $40 per hour (minimum 2 hour rental)
Lodge Day Use Fee — 6 hour block — $195

Overnight Use Fees:

Lodge and one cabin — $195
Lodge and both cabins — $225

Birthday Party Package Fees:
Please include set-up and clean-up in your rental times.

$95 for 2.5 hours
$125 for 2.5 hours with a Facilitator

1. Permit holder must be at least 18 years of age.
2. Alcohol is not allowed.
3. The permit holder is responsible for and will pay for any damages arising out of use of the area.
4. Refunds will be made if notified at least 30 days in advance of reservation date.
5. You are responsible for taking all items you brought in with you, placing all garbage in receptacles,and leaving the area clean.
6. Vehicles are not allowed to be driven or parked on grass.
7. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the park district, it 's staff and commissioners from any and all claims resulting from injuries, including death, damages and losses sustained by my group and arising out of, connected with or in any way associated with the use of the park and facilities. The undersigned agrees to the conditions set forth above, and states he/she are duty authorized to make such an agreement.
8. Permit holder shall be responsible for and pay for any damages to Park District property arising out of said rental of facility. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited. All rentals must have at least 2 adults age 25 or older present and onsite at all times.












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