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401 S. Main Street,

Rockford , IL

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Your home for sports and recreation in the Rockford area. Visit one of our many parks, walk our paths and trails, or have fun at one of our facilities.

Other Locations

Rockford Park District Alpine Pool

Rockford Park District Alpine Pool

4310 Newburg Rd, Rockford

Closed

Rockford Park District Atwood Park

Rockford Park District Atwood Park

2685 New Milford School Road, Rockford

Closed

Rockford Park District Carlson Ice Arena

Rockford Park District Carlson Ice Arena

4150 N. Perryville Road, Loves Park

08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Rockford Park District Elliot Dog Park

Rockford Park District Elliot Dog Park

888 S Lyford Rd, Rockford

Closed

Rockford Park District Levings Park

Rockford Park District Levings Park

1420 S Pierpont Ave, Rockford

Closed

Rockford Park District Lockwood Park

Rockford Park District Lockwood Park

5201 Safford Rd, Rockford

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Rockford Park District Mercyhealth Sportscore One

Rockford Park District Mercyhealth Sportscore One

1288 Elmwood Rd, Rockford

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Rockford Park District Mercyhealth Sportscore Two

Rockford Park District Mercyhealth Sportscore Two

8800 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park

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Rockford Park District Olson Dog Park

Rockford Park District Olson Dog Park

7223 Harlem Crest Rd, Loves Park

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Rockford Park District Sapora Playworld

Rockford Park District Sapora Playworld

4150 North Perryville Road, Loves Park

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Rockford Park District Searls Dog Park

Rockford Park District Searls Dog Park

4950 Safford Rd, Rockford

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Rockford Park District Sinnissippi Music Shell

Rockford Park District Sinnissippi Music Shell

1401 N 2nd St, Rockford

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Rockford Park District UW Health Sports Factory

Rockford Park District UW Health Sports Factory

305 S. Madison Street, Rockford

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Upcoming Events

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Family Field Trip: American Indians - Their History at Atwood

Family Field Trip: American Indians - Their History at Atwood

Sunday, Dec 6 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rockford Park District

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

In the Outdoors: Hootin’ Holidays!

In the Outdoors: Hootin’ Holidays!

Saturday, Dec 12 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Rockford Park District Atwood Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov 27 @ 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

In the Outdoors: Snow Fort Skirmish!

In the Outdoors: Snow Fort Skirmish!

Saturday, Jan 9 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rockford Park District Atwood Park

In the Outdoors: Frigid Photography

In the Outdoors: Frigid Photography

Saturday, Feb 20 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rockford Park District Atwood Park

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Recent Posts

We are thankful for holiday traditions! Festival of Lights kicked off last night throughout Sinnissippi Park thanks to volunteers with Festival of Lights committee and tonight the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens campus will be All Aglow!

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Enjoy life.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Surprise! Largest building on Mercyhealth Sportscore Two Campus now named after retired Executive Director Tim Dimke. Since 2017, the 133,000-square-foot sports building situated to the east of the existing Indoor Sports Center (ISC) was known as the "mega center” or “Field 3” but will now be called Dimke Field. Tim retired in 2017 but expanding Mercyhealth Sportscore Two campus was a legacy project that he spearheaded as part of Reclaiming First, an effort to retain, regain, and grow sports tourism. Thank you Tim!“Anyone who walks into this facility is always amazed but then when they walk into Dimke Field their jaw drops. These multi-use turf fields set us apart and it’s all thanks to Tim. He knew the opportunities would be endless for soccer, softball, baseball, football, lacrosse, and other turf field related programs to take place here. When weather is a factor outside many turn to us so the games and practices can go on, prior to COVID-19 that is,” said Mercyhealth Sportscore Complex Manager Louis Mateus. “One of the crowning achievements of Tim’s long career is the building of Mercyhealth Sportscore Two, and it is fitting that the largest buildings on the campus be named in his honor. It was Tim’s vision and determination that made Mercyhealth Sportscore Two a reality, and Rockford should be proud that they have this world-class sports complex right in their backyard,” Javon Bea, President/CEO of Mercyhealth.“Tim worked diligently to receive an unprecedented level of intergovernmental and regional collaboration to support a comprehensive plan to enhance and enlarge this top tourist destination and build UW Health Sports Factory,” said Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners President Scott Olson.“There are certain leaders who stand out as legends in the field of parks and recreation, and Tim Dimke is most definitely one of them,” said Peter Murphy, President and CEO of the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD). “During his remarkable 44-year career at the Rockford Park District, his countless accomplishments were outweighed only by his dedicated work ethic, spirited enthusiasm, and exceptional ability to motivate and inspire others to greatness. He has left an indelible impact on Illinois park districts, forest preserves, conservation, and recreation agencies, and on behalf of the entire IAPD membership, we congratulate him on this well-deserved honor.” “Tim was a visionary leader who impacted our community greatly. He was ahead of his peer’s years ago as he understood the positive impact a facility like Mercyhealth Sportscore Two could have on our families and our economy. As a result, we now have a sports campus that is unmatched in the Midwest; one that has put our community on the map. Thanks to his leadership this facility now brings record amounts of people and economic value to our community,” said Illinois State Senator Dave Syverson. “Beyond Tim’s accomplishments of award winning facilities and projects, I personally value and appreciate the many young leaders he has developed, mentored and supported throughout his entire career. Tim filled a critical role in my life as a young man and a young professional, and it’s an honor to call him a mentor and more importantly my friend,” said Rockford Park District Executive Director Jay Sandine. Former EIU classmate and friend Tommy Meeks stated, “I have known Tim Dimke since we were in 8th grade at Wilson Junior High School. We are really brothers from different mothers. I have never met a person that worked as hard as Tim. He motivated me to achieve my dreams and he motivated others to help him create this complex for all of us to enjoy. This building deserves his name.”

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The always beautiful lights of All Aglow will turn on once again this Saturday to start the celebration of the holiday season in Rockford.https://www.facebook.com/rockfordparkdistrict/posts/3651244828255912

Monday, November 23, 2020

Rockford Park District Operations Impacted Due to Resurgence Mitigation RequirementsMore Info

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Grab some friends and family then register for the FREE In the Outdoors events all winter long at Atwood Park! With pickling, Birds of Prey, snow forts, and photography, you're sure to enjoy your time at Atwood no matter the weather! https://rockfordparkdistrict.org/featured-programs/atwood-park-in-the-outdoors

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Thank you to all members of our military in all branches past and present, living or dead. And thank you to the families who support them.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Join Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens for tons of plant-y fun in their newly redesigned field trips for 2020-2021! Experience the programs virtually, virtually plus hands-on kits, or in-person! https://rockfordparkdistrict.org/featured-programs/ncg-fieldtrips

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Due to the beautiful weather in the forecast, all Rockford Park District golf courses will be open Wednesday, November 4, 2020, through Sunday, November 8, 2020.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Action Plan Update: Consolidating ice facilities on hold for now. Going from 2 ice facilities to 1 was proposed as a way to free up limited operational and capital dollars to invest more in community benefit areas such as neighborhood parks, youth programs, and trails. Since announcing the proposed ice facility consolidation, the District has been approached by a few organizations and donors interested in potentially providing the funding needed to keep Riverview Ice House open. Because of this, Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners will not be taking action on the recommendation to consolidate ice facilities. Commissioners will wait to see if this interest results in securing the $6 million needed to renovate Riverview Ice House and to secure a new and continuous revenue stream to offset the current property tax revenues used to subsidize both ice facilities. The District will be meeting with a small group of stakeholders and potential partners in the near future to focus solely on identifying grant opportunities, along with solidifying donor and sponsorship commitments needed to keep Riverview Ice House open.Due to the fact that Riverview Ice House mechanicals could permanently break down at any point, the Park Board asked for a conceptual agreement from interested stakeholders in Riverview Ice House to be drawn up in the next two to three weeks. If potential financial opportunities do not work out, the District will have to go back to the original recommendation within the 2020 Action Plan of adding ice to Carlson Ice Arena, closing Riverview Ice House, and repurposing the Riverview Park area. Riverview Ice House is 45 years old, and well beyond its life span, with the current refrigeration system and required components becoming obsolete. Roughly $6 million would be needed to completely replace the mechanical/refrigeration system and make additional renovations needed. A sustainable revenue stream is also needed to help offset the heavy tax subsidy of $351,958 to operate two ice facilities.https://rockfordparkdistrict.org/news/2020-action-plan-recommendation-to-consolidate-ice-facilities-on-hold

Thursday, October 29, 2020