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Winnebago County Regional Tourism Facility Board (WCRTFB)

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Senate Bill 1859 was signed into law on August 12, 2013.  This legislation enabled Winnebago County, with the consent of municipalities representing at least 67% of the population, to collect a 2% hotel tax to solely support tourism projects for the purpose of promoting tourism competitiveness, job growth, and for the general health and well-being of its citizens. 

As directed by SB1859, with the unanimous support of municipalities representing 97.6% of county residents, the Winnebago County Tourism Facility Board (WCRTFB) was established to oversee the investment of the hotel tax proceeds. 

Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes

Regular Meeting Location:

Mercyhealth Sportscore 2
Indoor Sports Center
8800 E. Riverside Blvd.
Loves Park, IL 61111

Notice shall be posted at the meeting place in case of change.

Special meetings scheduled as needed with notification in compliance with the Open Meetings Act of Illinois.


Board Members: Village of Rockton Mayor Dale Adams, Village of Cherry Valley Mayor Jim Claeyssen, Winnebago County Chairman Frank Haney, RACVB Board Vice-Chair Bobbie Holzwarth, Village of Machesney Park Mayor Steve Johnson, City of Loves Park Mayor Greg Jury, Village of Roscoe Mayor David Krienke, Rockford Park District Board President Ian Linnabary, City of Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara, City of South Beloit Mayor Ted Rehl.

Administration: Jay Sandine, John Groh, Paul Nicolosi, Greg Cox, Jennifer Johnson

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Customer Surveys

The Rockford Park District welcomes public feedback on all of its programs, facilities, and events. Below is a list of our current online surveys. Just click on any of the links below to begin your online survey.


Lockwood Park

Sounds of Summer

Therapeutic Recreation

Youth Sports


Program Guides

2017-18 Fall/Winter Program Guide

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2017 Therapeutic Recreation Fall Program Guide

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Below is a list of area businesses and organizations that have provided Rockford Park District programs and events with sponsorship and advertising support. It is because of these partnerships that we are able to provide our community with so many wonderful recreation options for families to enjoy.

"The Park District and its offerings are a vital part of the Rockford community for residents and visitors alike. We’re proud to partner with you and contribute whenever we can."

- Matt Lynch | Director of Marketing, MembersAlliance Credit Union




Corporate Partnerships

Is your company looking for more customers and better visibility? The Rockford Park District can help.

Drawing 10 million user visits a year, the Rockford Park District is the ideal vehicle to spearhead your company's marketing objectives. And now, thanks to the Park District's corporate partnership program, your company can reach any audience right in their own back yard enjoying quality leisure time. When your company partners with the Rockford Park District you will have opportunities including:

  • Website presence
  • Collateral material
  • Signage
  • Sampling and display
  • Hospitality and networking opportunities
  • Media opportunities

Our Corporate Partnership Delivers...

Passionate Participants
With popular events like Music in the Park and the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition and more than 4,400 acres of parks, playgrounds and facilities, (including Magic Waters, Sportscore Complexes) the Rockford Park District is the perfect platform for communicating meaningful support for the community.

Guaranteed Success
Since 1909, the Rockford Park District has been meeting the fitness and recreation needs of the community. You are guaranteed to reach the community.
Persuasive Sales Climate

The Rockford Park District is one of the few live entertainment opportunities that bring the entire family unit together - buyers, users and influencers. And, attendees are at their leisure, spending ample time to visit your displays and sample your products.
Deeper Relationships with your Customers
Your sponsorship of the Rockford Park District directly speaks to the priorities of your customers. When you support their community, your customers will support you.
Year-round Exposure

Your message gets a multitude of exposures throughout the year. You'll be connected to all the other events and happenings that occur at Rockford Park District, which draw 9.1 million user visits each year.

For more information, contact our Corporate Partnership Manager Nicole Morig via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 815-969-4095.


Welcome Back Seasonal Employees!

It is that time again – our seasonal rehire process! If you have received an offer letter and are interested in returning as a Rockford Park District seasonal employee for the upcoming season, please complete and return the necessary forms to Human Resources by the date listed on your rehire letter.

If we do not hear from you by the date listed on your letter, we will assume that you have declined and this job offer shall be automatically withdrawn without further action by the Rockford Park District.

Step 1: Determine which Rehire Packet applies to your position

  • Seasonal Employees (Excluding Lifeguards)
  • Lifeguards

Step 2: Download and print forms - click on one of the links below to download the appropriate Rehire Packet

Seasonal Employees(Excluding Lifeguards)


Magic Waters & Pool Employees Additional Requirements

Step 3: Sign and complete forms - please make sure all forms are signed and completed.

Step 4:
Mail Completed Form - Forms must be mailed or dropped off in person (by the deadline indicated on your rehire letter) to:

Rockford Park District
Attn: Andre Balka
401 S. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61101-1321

Note: We will not accept any rehire packets after the deadline listed on your rehire letter!



For the Rockford Park District to be the best urban park and recreation system in North America, as measured by national standards and the citizens we serve.


To 'help people enjoy life' by providing a quality park and recreation system.

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