Lower Tax Rate Again for Rockford Park District Taxpayers

The Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners has voted to hold the line on taxes and maintain the 2017 tax levy, meaning the District will not receive any additional tax dollars in its operating funds.

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Rockford Fire Department and Rockford Park District Enhance Life-Saving Efforts Along Rock River

New life-saving equipment is now in place along the Rock River, thanks to the Rockford Fire Department and Rockford Park District.

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Rockford Park District Identifies Need for Master Plan

ROCKFORD, IL – Last night, the Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners received a preliminary 2018 budget that includes operational changes, along with revenue and expense reductions to eliminate a $1 million deficit.

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Continued Revenue Shortfall Results in Rockford Park District Reducing Services for 2018

ROCKFORD, IL – The Rockford Park District began in 1909, and was built through the generosity of its citizens, strategic partnerships, and dedicated team members. Even during the recession, the District has been able to consistently provide outstanding park and recreational offerings to the community.

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Rockford Park District Begins Making Tough Decisions to Address Another $1 Million Deficit

The Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners recently received a preliminary summary of the 2018 proposed budget.

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Teen Arrested in Keye-Mallquist Incident

Rockford Park District Police in cooperation with City of Rockford Police arrested a teenager recently after an incident at Keye-Mallquist Park, 1702 11th Street, Rockford.

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Rockford Park District Police Formalize Support to Area Law Enforcement

The mission of the Rockford Park District Police Department is to help people enjoy life by deterring crime and maintaining safe parks.

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Rockford Park District and City of Loves Park Collaborate on Employment Opportunity

The Rockford Park District and City of Loves Park have worked together for years and that relationship is only going to get stronger as a critical role in the Rockford Park District is filled by a long-time City of Loves Park employee.

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Sinnissippi Park Renovations Complete

State, city, and county leaders come together to celebrate the improvements and dedicate a new playground.

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Two Rockford Park District Team Members Awarded Medal of Valor

Tuesday's Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners meeting started out with a chance to recognize two Rockford Park District team members for their courageous and quick actions.

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Collaboration Celebration Highlights Revitalization Efforts at Levings Park

For nine days, more than 2,900 volunteers helped expand and improve Levings Park amenities while building unity and relationships along the way.

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Updated Clean Air Ordinance Takes Effect June 1, 2017

The Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the Code of Ordinances in February 2017.

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Board of Commissioners Identifies Successor for Executive Director

During a special open board meeting, Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners interviewed Assistant Executive Director Jay Sandine for the position of Executive Director.

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Community Collaboration To Revitalize Levings Park

Rockford Sharefest has officially announced that Levings Park was selected, which means in June, volunteers will donate their gifts, abilities, and resources to rebuild Levings Park, making it even better.

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Board Establishes Next Step in Executive Director Search

The Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners hired the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) to assist in its search for a new executive director.

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Upcoming Playground Projects for Summer 2017

Sabrooke Playground and the Tot Area of the Sinnissippi Riverfront Park construction projects are planned for summer of 2017.

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Residents Value Recreation as Essential for a Healthy Life

The Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners received an annual report on the value residents place on the District’s programs and services that contribute to healthy lifestyles.

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Loves Park Playground Renamed in Honor of Mayor Darryl F. Lindberg

At the Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners March 28, 2017 meeting, the Board approved the renaming of Loves Park Playground to Darryl F. Lindberg Park in recognition of the Loves Park, Illinois mayor’s substantial community contributions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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For the Rockford Park District to be the best urban park and recreation system in North America, as measured by national standards and the citizens we serve.

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To 'help people enjoy life' by providing a quality park and recreation system.

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