The Rockford Park District offers dozens of outdoor and indoor places for you to spend your recreational time and make memories for a lifetime.
The Rockford region is considered the amateur sports capital of the Midwest. Local amenities like Mercyhealth Sportscore One, Mercyhealth Sportscore Two and Indoor Sports Center, Riverview Ice House and Carlson Ice Arena, and our golf courses are tremendous assets other communities our size envy. We are one of the few communities in the state of Illinois with an equestrian center (Lockwood Park). Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is the third-largest conservatory in the state, and the outdoor gardens and renovated Eclipse Lagoon are new and improved Rockford landmarks. Park District museums offer not only world-class exhibits, their ongoing programs and special events make them wonderful places to explore often throughout the year.
Our 125 neighborhood parks offer you many leisure opportunities, such as picnics and concerts, healthy endeavors such as walking, bicycling, and running, as well as innovative playgrounds, skate parks, and dog parks.