Picnic Area Rentals

Reserveable picnic areas (shelters excluded) are only available in Sinnissippi, Black Hawk and Alpine parks. We can accomodate groups of any size, ranging from 20-240 people. View all of our picnic area options and features below.

While you may picnic at any of our parks for FREE, we strongly recommend you make a reservation in order to guarantee that specific location is prepped and ready for you from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on your selected day.

Reservations can be made up to 365 days in advance online by clicking the "Reserve Now" links below, or by calling Rockford Park District Customer Service at 815-987-8800.

NOTE: We do not guarantee water in our parks before April 15 or after October 15, due to the chance for freezing.

Reservable Shelters & Picnic Areas: At-a-Glance >

Frequently Asked Questions >

Rules & Regulations

  • Reservations must be paid at the time of reservation
  • Unless otherwise permitted, no beer, liquor or any alcoholic beverages shall be brought or consumed upon the premises or be in the possession of any member of the party. It is agreed that violation of this provision shall result in automatic revocation of all rights hereunder and the forfeiture of all fees.
  • To protect the health and safety of all, smoking is not permitted in Park District buildings and recreational facilities.
  • No parking in posted areas.
  • Firearms and weapons are not permitted in parks.
  • Please report any vandalism you see to Park Police at 815-987-8874. If vandalism is in progress, please call 815-966-2900 and ask for the Park Police to be dispatched.

Alpine Park Area 2

950 Alpine Road

Capacity: 48-64

Resident: $20; Non-Resident: $24

Features:

  • Located behind Shelter #1
  • 8 Tables
  • 2 Grills

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Alpine Park Area 3

950 Alpine Road

Capacity: 150-200

Resident: $80; Non-Resident: $96

Features:

  • Located across from maintenance shop
  • 20 Tables
  • 2 Grills

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Alpine Park Area 4

950 Alpine Road

Capacity: 48-64

Resident: $20; Non-Resident: $24

Features:

  • Located all the way at back of the park
  • 8 Tables
  • 2 Grills

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Alpine Park Area 5

950 Alpine Road

Capacity: 60-80

Resident: $40; Non-Resident: $48

Features:

  • 6 Tables
  • 1 Grill

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Alpine Park Area 6

950 Alpine Road

Capacity: 48-64

Resident: $20; Non-Resident: $24

Features:

  • 5 Tables
  • 1 Grill

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Alpine Park Area 7

950 Alpine Road

Capacity: 60-80

Resident: $40; Non-Resident: $48

Features:

  • Located east of Pauly Playground
  • 5 Tables

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Alpine Park Area 8

950 Alpine Road

Capacity: 48-64

Resident: $20; Non-Resident: $24

Features:

  • Located west of Pauly Playground
  • 12 Tables
  • 1 Grill

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Alpine Park Area 9

950 Alpine Road

Capacity: 30-40

Resident: $20; Non-Resident: $24

Features:

  • Located west of Pauly Playground
  • 5 Tables
  • 1 Grill

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Blackhawk Park Picnic Area 1

101 15th Avenue

Capacity: 20-24

Resident: $20; Non-Resident: $24

Features:

  • Located close to baseball diamonds
  • Baseball diamonds reserved separately
  • 3 Tables
  • 1 Grill

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

Amplification Allowed with Special Use Permit

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Blackhawk Park Picnic Area 2

101 15th Avenue

Capacity: 90-120

Resident: $60; Non-Resident: $72

Features:

  • Located near large shelter
  • 10 Tables
  • 1 Grill
  • Close to Restrooms

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Blackhawk Park Picnic Area 3

101 15th Avenue

Capacity: 90-120

Resident: $60; Non-Resident: $72

Features:

  • Located next to Getaway Teen Playground
  • 15 Tables
  • 1 Grill

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

Amplification Allowed with Special Use Permit

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Blackhawk Park Picnic Area 4

101 15th Avenue

Capacity: 60-80

Resident: $40; Non-Resident: $48

Features:

  • Located near playground and spray pad
  • 10 Tables
  • 1 Grill

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

Amplification Allowed with Special Use Permit

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Blackhawk Park Picnic Area 5

101 15th Avenue

Capacity: 90-120

Resident: $60; Non-Resident: $72

Features:

  • Located near rugby field and parking lot
  • 15 Tables
  • 1 Grill

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

Amplification Allowed with Special Use Permit

Reserve Now >

Blackhawk Park Area5

Sinnissippi Park Picnic Area 2

1401 N. Second Street

Capacity: 90-120

Resident: $60; Non-Resident: $72

Features:

  • Located near the playground
  • 15 Tables
  • 2 Grills

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Sinnissippi Park Picnic Area 4

1401 N. Second Street

Capacity: 90-120

Resident: $20; Non-Resident: $24

Features:

  • Located near the Sinnissippi Bandshell
  • 15 Tables
  • 4 Grills

Special Use Permit Available for Bounce House

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Sinnissippi Picnic Area4

Gazebo Rentals

Reserveable gazebo areas are only available in Beattie, Haight, Sinnissippi, and Wester parks. We can accomodate groups of any size, ranging from 6-120 people. View all of our gazebo options and features below.

While you may use any of our gazebo areas for FREE, we strongly recommend you make a reservation in order to guarantee that specific location is prepped and ready for you from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on your selected day.

Reservations can be made up to 365 days in advance online by clicking the "Reserve Now" links below, or by calling Rockford Park District Customer Service at 815-987-8800.

NOTE: We do not guarantee water in our parks before April 15 or after October 15, due to the chance for freezing.

Rules & Regulations

  • Reservations must be paid at the time of reservation
  • Unless otherwise permitted, no beer, liquor or any alcoholic beverages shall be brought or consumed upon the premises or be in the possession of any member of the party. It is agreed that violation of this provision shall result in automatic revocation of all rights hereunder and the forfeiture of all fees.
  • To protect the health and safety of all, smoking is not permitted in Park District buildings and recreational facilities.
  • No parking in posted areas.
  • Firearms and weapons are not permitted in parks.
  • Please report any vandalism you see to Park Police at 815-987-8874. If vandalism is in progress, please call 815-966-2900 and ask for the Park Police to be dispatched.

Haight Park Gazebo

451 Lafayette Avenue

Capacity: 6-8

Resident: $30; Non-Resident: $40

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Haight Park Gazebo

Sinnissippi Park Gazebo 1 & Picnic Area 1

1401 N. Second Street

Resident: $30; Non-Resident: $40

Gazebo Capacity: 6-8

Gazebo Features:

  • Small Covered Gazebo
  • Electrical Outlets
  • 2 Tables
  • 1 Grill

Picnic Capacity: 90-120

Picnic Area Features:

  • 13 Tables
  • 1 Grill

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Sinnissippi Gazebo Picnic1

Sinnissippi Park Gazebo 2 & Picnic Area 3

1401 N. Second Street

Resident: $80; Non-Resident: $96

Located near our new 5-12-year old playground area. Within walking distance from the Music Shell. Bathrooms located across street. Electrical located in picnic area, not in gazebo. Gazebo and parts of picnic area are fully accessible.

Gazebo Capacity: 15-20

Gazebo Features:

  • 2 Tables
  • 4 Benches

Picnic Capacity: 90-120

Picnic Area Features:

  • 15 Tables
  • 2 Grills

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Wester Gazebo

814 N. Main Street

Capacity: 6-8

Resident: $30; Non-Resident: $40

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Wester Gazebo

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