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Davis Park at Founders Landing


Bordered by the Rock River and two major streets in downtown Rockford, Davis Park at Founders Landing marks the site where Rockford's cultural and industrial heritage began. With seven acres of grass and paved walks plus ample parking lots, Davis Park is host to many outdoor festivals, fairs and concerts, along with Friday Night Flix movies in the summer.

  • Directions: On the banks of the Rock River at the intersection of IL 2 northbound and U.S. Business 20 eastbound in downtown Rockford. Exit I-90 at US Business 20 (E. State St.): west 6.5 miles, staying on Business 20 when it becomes one-way) to IL 2 southbound (Church St.); turn left on Church for 4 blocks to eastbound US Business 20 (Chestnut St.); parking in ramps and nearby lots. Coming from the south on I-39, exit west on US 20 Bypass. Follow the Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.) and exit north. Follow IL 2 to the downtown area. Davis Park will be on the right of IL 2 when IL 2 becomes one-way and crosses eastbound US 20 Business (Chestnut St.). Park in lots and ramps on Wyman. From the west, follow Business 20 to the downtown and turn north on Wyman. From the north, follow IL 251 to US Business 20 and turn west or follow IL 2 (Church St.) to the downtown as above,