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Rockford Park District

401 S. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101

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The Rockford Park District offers dozens of outdoor and indoor places for you to spend your recreational time and make memories for a lifetime.

The Rockford region is considered the amateur sports capital of the Midwest. Local amenities like Mercyhealth Sportscore One, Mercyhealth Sportscore Two and Indoor Sports Center, Riverview Ice House and Carlson Ice Arena, and our golf courses are tremendous assets other communities our size envy. We are one of the few communities in the state of Illinois with an equestrian center (Lockwood Park). Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is the third-largest conservatory in the state, and the outdoor gardens and renovated Eclipse Lagoon are new and improved Rockford landmarks. Park District museums offer not only world-class exhibits, their ongoing programs and special events make them wonderful places to explore often throughout the year. Our 125 neighborhood parks offer you many leisure opportunities, such as picnics and concerts, healthy endeavors such as walking, bicycling, and running, as well as innovative playgrounds, skate parks, and dog parks. Detailed information about current hours, special events, and fees can be accessed through our web site

What's happening nearby...

Music in the Park 2024

Sinnissippi Park Music Shell •  Jun 06 – Aug 17 @ 7PM

Music in the Park is an outdoor concert series held at the beautiful open-aired Sinnissippi Park Music Shell. Surrounded by majestic trees, local and regional talents…

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Music on the Rock at Burpee Museum of Natural History

Burpee Museum of Natural History  •  Jun 05 – Aug 21 @ 5:30PM

Come on out to a free music event on the banks of the Rock River at Burpee Museum of Natural History! Relax and enjoy food and…

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Tuesday Evening in the Gardens Concert Series

Anderson Japanese Gardens •  May 28 – Aug 27 @ 5:45PM

Join friends and family for a summer filled with live music and comradery in this beautiful outdoor setting.

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Sinnissippi Golf Course


This nine-hole course, located in Sinnissippi Park, offers challenges for advanced golfers and novices. The 3,230-yard course is best known for its hilly layout and tree-lined…

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Ingersoll Golf Course


Elliot Golf Course was designed by Thomas Bendelow, who also designed the famous #3 course at Medinah Country Club in Chicago.

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Sandy Hollow Golf Course


This beautiful and challenging course was rated three stars by Golf Digest. Par is 71 at this 18-hole tree lined fairway course of 6,228 yards.

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