Located along the Rock River, the Sinnissippi Gardens features an All-American Rose Selection (AARS) accredited rose garden with approximately 2,000 rose plants and 62 varieties, including the year's newest award winners. The gardens also include a 32 ft. floral clock colorfully planted with thousands of annuals, and a peaceful shaded perennial garden. The Sinnissippi Gardens are one of the Great Gardens in Rockford. Adjacent to the gardens is Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, a year-round exhibition of beautiful tropical trees, plants, flowers, and changing floral displays.
Sinnissippi Park, on the east side of N. Second St., is a beautiful wooded public park and site of the Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, which features free evening concerts under the stars in the summertime, and the Festival of Lights during the winter holiday season.