Woodstock Square is conveniently located a few blocks west of Illinois Route 47 and is easily accessible from Routes I-90, Illinois Route 14, and Illinois Route 120. Woodstock is about 65 miles northwest of Chicago. From Chicago take I-90 West to IL Route 47 North; once on Route 47 go about 12 miles and look for signs to the Woodstock Square. It will be a left turn, shortly after you pass a McDonald’s on the left. There is parking in and near the Square.
The Illinois Tollway Authority has made the I-90 and Route 47 interchange an IPASS-only exit. However, if you do not have an IPASS, you may still exit at Route 47 as long as you pay online or by mail within 7 days. In other words, you will be able to pass through the lanes marked IPASS ONLY without an IPASS as long as you pay within 7 days after doing so. The State of Illinois is doing this in several parts of the State, so if you are renting a car, you should check with your rental car company to find out how they prefer you handle this. We apologize for the inconvenience, but hope that by alerting you to this ahead of time, it will ease your way. For more information visit www.illinoistollway.com or call 1-800-UC-IPASS.
From Milwaukee: Take I-43 to U.S. Route 12, South. 12 will merge with Wisconsin Route 120 just northeast of Lake Geneva. Stay on WI Route 120. When you cross the border into Illinois, 120 becomes Illinois Route 47. Continue going south approximately 12 miles through the town of Hebron to Woodstock, and look for the signs to the Woodstock Square. It will be a right turn, shortly after you pass the Jewel/Osco Food store on your left. There is parking in and near the Square.
From Madison: Take 90 South to the Route 14 East exit in Janesville. Follow Route 14 East for 47 miles. When you get to Woodstock turn left at Kishwaukee Valley Road. The street name changes to Jackson. Go about a mile east on West Jackson — you’ll pass cemetery and park and St. Ann’s Church on right. Keep going straight until West Jackson dead ends in Woodstock Square. Traffic is one-way counter-clockwise in Woodstock Square. Park anywhere around the Square or on surrounding streets.
Note: The rain location is the Unity Spiritual Center, 225 W. Calhoun (corner of W. Calhoun and Tryon), just a couple blocks southwest of Woodstock Square
Woodstock is also accessible via the Union Pacific/Northwest Metra line which runs from Chicago to Harvard. For information call Metra Passenger Services, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at 312-322-6777, or check the Metra web site at www.metrarail.com. The Woodstock train station is located only one block from Woodstock Square.
DON’T FORGET TO BRING CHAIRS, BLANKETS, PICNIC BASKETS, ETC.
ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CITY DOES NOT ALLOW PETS IN THE PARK, ONLY IN THE STREETS ON THE PERIPHERY.