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Walking Tours of Riverfront Public Sculpture

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FREE WALKING TOURS OF RIVERFRONT PUBLIC SCULPTURE -- Enjoy viewing an eclectic, unique collection of public sculpture while getting the benefits of refreshing outdoor exercise by taking a free guided walking sculpture tour.

        Rockford Park District’s award-winning two-mile scenic walk and organized tour along the Rock River Recreation Path is held once a month June-October, 2023, on select dates (weather permitting) from 10:30 am until noon, departing from the Nicholas Conservatory lobby, 1354 N. Second St., Rockford, IL. The tour features 16 sculptures, some of which are works by local artists, and many of which were donated to the Park District.

        Pre-registration is required, and can be done at https://nicholasconservatory.com/activities via the activity calendar link, or by phone at 815-987-8858.

        Scheduled sculpture tour dates for 2024 are Thursdays, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, and October 10. The tours are intended to connect people with the art along the Rock River Recreation Path, and the Rockford Park District, in cooperation with Rockford Art Museum and the Art in the Parks Committee, is committed to providing high quality public art for the community to enjoy, contemplate, and explore. Walking shoes and a bottle of water are recommended, and participants should dress for the weather. The tours are among the many free activities held by the Rockford Park District for the community to enjoy.

        Additional works of art can be viewed inside the Conservatory, where daily admission fees apply. Scheduled group tours are also available; to reserve a scheduled group tour time, call Nicholas Conservatory at 815-987-8858.

        The sculpture walk can also be done anytime year-round with the mobile tour at https://nicholasconservatory.com/ and choosing Features, Mobile Tours.

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Walking Tours of Riverfront Public Sculpture
  • June 13, 2024 - October 10, 2024
  • Departs from Nicholas Conservatory lobby, 1354 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL
  • Free
  • Recurring monthly on the 2nd Thursday