Frosty Fridays Public Skating Sessions Continue Through April

It’s great to skate indoors at the coolest place in town, no matter what the weather is like outdoors!

Read more ...

Therapeutic Recreation Summer Program Guide Available Online

Rockford Park District's Therapeutic Recreation Summer 2017 Program Guide is available free of charge at Park District Customer Service, facilities, and downloadable online at

Read more ...

Applicants Needed for Jane Lyons Memorial Scholarship

The Jane Lyons Memorial Scholarship for young women was established within the Rockford Park District Foundation to assist girls who enjoy playing the game of golf and who are pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Read more ...

Individuals/Organizations Honored with Community Service Awards

The Rockford Park District held the 2016 Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA)/ Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Community Service Awards today at the Webbs Norman Center, 401 S. Main Street, Rockford.

Read more ...

Silent Sports Trail Initiative Receives Donation

At tonight’s Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners meeting, representatives from the Rock River Multi Sport Group and Rockford Area Mountain Biking Alliance (RAMBA) presented the Park District Foundation with a $1,000 donation for the Silent Sports Trail Initiative.

Read more ...

National Inclusion Project Continues Partnership with RPD

The National Inclusion Project has partnered again with the Rockford Park District to create an inclusive environment where children with and without disabilities can play, learn, and laugh TOGETHER.

Read more ...

Sign Up for Spring/Summer Adult Softball Leagues

Registration is underway for teams and individuals to sign up for Rockford Park District spring/summer adult slo-pitch softball leagues.

Read more ...

Park Space and Recreational Facilities Meet the Needs of Residents

The Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners received and affirmed an annual report on their strategic priority for providing well-maintained park space and recreational facilities to meet the recreational needs of this and succeeding generations of District residents.

Read more ...

Rockford Park District Strengthens Smoking Ordinance

The Board of Commissioners has voted to prohibit smoking entirely from Park District facilities or parks with the exception of public golf courses where adult smoking is permitted beyond 50 feet of enclosed/partially-enclosed spaces on golf course playing fields in the company of consenting adults and absent assembly by the general public.

Read more ...

Indoor Swim Lessons Resume in March 2017

Rockford Park District’s Shelbert’s Swim Academy indoor swimming lessons for ages 5-17 will resume March 8 and 9, 2017 at Eisenhower Middle School.

Read more ...

2017 Illinois Snow Sculpting Results/Viewing

The winning teams were announced at an awards ceremony, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Sinnissippi Park in Rockford, Illinois.

Read more ...

RPD Eliminates $1 Million in 2017 Budget, and Anticipates Lower Tax Rate

Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners has approved the 2017 budget.

Read more ...

RPD Names 2016 Employee and Team of the Year

At a special employee excellence recognition ceremony, the Rockford Park District announced the 2016 Employee of the Year and 2016 Team of the Year. The employee and team of the year were selected by all Rockford Park District team members.

Read more ...

Tim Dimke Receives Two Prestigious Awards

Tim Dimke with AwardsThe Rockford Park District and its Executive Director Tim Dimke were recognized at the Annual Illinois Park and Recreation Association/Illinois Association of Park Districts State Conference Awards Luncheon in Chicago.

Read more ...

Now Hiring: Rockford Park District Police Department

Currently, the Rockford Park District Police department has multiple openings for certified part-time police officers.

Read more ...

Rockford Park District Receives Financial Reporting Awards

Chief Financial Officer Penny Christians presented Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners President Ian Linnabary with the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR).

Read more ...

Celebrate National Skating Month with the Rockford Park District

National Skating Month allows U.S. Figure Skating member clubs and Basic Skills programs to reach out to new members in the community by offering the fundamentals of ice skating from professionally trained instructors.

Read more ...

2016-17 Outdoor Winter Fun Options with the Rockford Park District

Check out all the fun things you can do outside this winter.

Read more ...

Ekberg-Pine Manor Park: EPA Project Updates

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) is leading a portion of the remediation, or clean-up, of the Southeast Rockford Groundwater Superfund Site.

Read more ...

Silent Sports Proposed Master Plan

A group of Rockford Park District citizens and silent sports enthusiasts – hikers, runners, cyclists, and skiers – seeks to expand recreational opportunities at Atwood Park. The vision of the silent sports stakeholders has been realized in the following master plan prepared by Progressive Trails Design.

Read more ...

Rules for Political Signs in Parks

On August 11, 2015, the Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners updated their ordinance concerning advertising and solicitation in parks. This memo hereby provides notice that political advertising and solicitation is prohibited in Rockford Park District parks and facilities.

Read more ...


To be the best urban parks and recreation system in North America, as measured by national standards and the citizens we serve.


To help people enjoy life by providing an exceptional parks and recreation system.

Upcoming Events

Connect With Us

Facebook logo square Twitter 2013 small Instagram Logo 2016 YouTube icon full color Pinterest LinkedIn