Aldeen Golf Club

Aldeen Golf Club invites you to experience eighteen championship holes with expertly manicured greens, tees and fairways, challenging water hazards on 12 of 18 holes, and 62 sand bunkers including three Dick Nugent-designed “beach bunkers.”

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Alpine Hills Adventure Park

This 52-acre facility features year-round activities for all ages, including ziplining, a snow park, and a five-hole golf course that is home to the Rockford Park District's Junior Golf Program.

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Alpine Park Pool

This location has an "L" shaped pool ranging from 3 feet to 12 feet deep, a diving well with two drop slides and a one meter diving board, and a wading pool.

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Atwood Center and Park

Welcome to the Atwood Center, a facility of the Rockford Park District. Situated along the beautiful Kishwaukee River, Atwood Park boasts 334 acres of diverse natural area, including forest, marsh, and prairieland.

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Burpee Museum of Natural History

A face filled with wonder is a common sight at the Burpee Museum of Natural History. From Jane the T-Rex and Homer the Triceratops to the 5,000-square-foot traveling exhibit hall, Burpee is your window to natural history.

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Carlson Ice Arena

Located near the I-90 tollway at Riverside Boulevard and Perryville Road, Carlson Ice Arena features a 185-ft. by 80-ft. ice rink with seating for 600 spectators. Adjacent to the spacious lobby is a concession counter and community meeting room.

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Discovery Center Museum

The amazing Discovery Center Museum is full of over 250 exciting hands-on exhibits spread over a two-floor area. Visitors can also explore the museum's giant, multi-level outdoor park with a hands-on twist.

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Elliot Golf Course

This 18-hole championship course was rated 2-1/2 stars by Golf Digest. It has 6,732 yards of rolling terrain, large trees and spacious greens. A smattering of water hazards and sand bunkers make Elliot a challenging course for anyone.

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Forest City Queen Riverboat

New look, new tours but same nostalgic feel! The Forest City Queen Riverboat has been a staple along the Rock River in Rockford, Illinois since 1979.

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Guilford Tennis Center

The Guilford Tennis Center, a 14-court tennis facility with windscreens and lights for evening play, is ready for some outstanding tennis action each summer.

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Harkins Aquatic Center

Harkins Aquatic Center features a leisure pool with zero depth entry, open swim and lap lanes, and a maximum depth of four feet. It also features a water slide and children’s spray pool with lots of shade structures, and concessions are available for guests.

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Indoor Playground

Come visit the Rockford Park District's indoor children's soft play area in CherryVale Mall!

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Indoor Sports Center

The Indoor Sports Center at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two is a multi-sport indoor facility, featuring locker rooms, a sports equipment store, and a family friendly casual restaurant and sports bar.

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Ingersoll Golf Course

This wooded 18-hole course with narrow fairways and gently rolling terrain offers 6,107 challenging yards on its par 71 course. Opened in 1922, it is named for Lt. Clayton Ingersoll, who lost his life in an air crash over France in World War I. This course is located on Rockford’s far west side and was selected by the Tiger Woods Foundation to host Tiger Woods for a two-day golf clinic in 2001 and 2004.

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Junior IceHogs Training Facility

At the training facility, you can utilize our shooting lanes, stickhandling stations, and workout equipment including weights, treadmills and eliptical machines.

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Lewis Lemon Community Center

Lewis Lemon Community Center is a fun, safe, cooperative program between the Rockford Park District and Rockford Public School District #205.

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Lockwood Park

Fall in love with Lockwood Park as you experience life on the farm in the heart of a big city!

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Magic Waters Waterpark

The Rockford Park District operates this family-friendly waterpark with high standards for safety, cleanliness, and customer service. Magic Waters offers season passes, group packages, birthday parties, company outings, and special events throughout the season.

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Mercyhealth Sportscore One

Nationally recognized for hosting soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee and rugby tournaments.

Amenities include, soccer fields, softball/baseball fields, boat ramp, and fishing pond.

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Mercyhealth Sportscore Two

Nationally recognized for hosting soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee and rugby tournaments.

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two and Indoor Sports Center host over 1.4 million user visits per year between tournaments, leagues, trade shows and other annual events.

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Midway Village Museum

Visitors explore life as it was at the turn of the 20th Century when touring exhibits or engaging in special events and programs at Midway Village Museum.

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Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Situated along the banks of our beautiful Rock River, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens brings the tropics to the Midwest.

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Riverview Ice House

Located on the banks of the beautiful Rock River in downtown Rockford, the Riverview Ice House features two skating surfaces: an 185 ft. by 80 ft. regulation size main rink with grandstand seating for 750, and a 60 ft. by 80 ft. instructional Studio Rink. Adjacent to the spacious lobby is a concession counter and a community meeting room.

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Rockford Art Museum

Located inside Riverfront Museum Park, the Rockford Art Museum (RAM) celebrates its centennial in 2013. Three galleries offer more than 17,000-square-feet of space for feature exhibitions and collection exhibits that change seasonally.

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Sand Park Pool

Sand Park Pool is "L" shaped, ranging from 3 feet to 12 feet deep and has a diving well with two drop slides and a one-meter diving board. This location also offers a family aquatic attraction, Penguin Pond, which features a wading pool and a water slide specially designed for young children.

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Sandy Hollow Golf Course

Opened in 1930 on the city’s south side, this beautiful and challenging course is by far the most popular of the five Park District courses. Golf Digest rated this course three stars.

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Sapora Playworld

Sapora Playworld is an exciting playground located inside Carlson Ice Arena, with three levels of fun.

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Sinnissippi Golf Course

Centrally located in beautiful Sinnissippi Park, this 9-hole course is the Park District’s oldest, opening in 1912.

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Sinnissippi Music Shell

Dedicated in 1950, the Music Shell in Sinnissippi Park is an acoustic amphitheater that can accommodate as many as 700 on benches, and up to 3,000 on the terraces and lawn. A favorite spot of many local congregations and arts organizations, the Music Shell hosts a wide variety of events throughout the season. For information on renting the Music Shell, please call 815.987.1697.

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Skateparks

The Rockford Park District operates and maintains four skateparks throughout the community.

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Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum

Tinker Swiss Cottageoffers a glimpse of a forgotten age. Rockford businessman and one-time Rockford mayor Robert Hall Tinker built this exotic Victorian home in 1865 after a whirlwind trip to Europe. Today, filled with original furnishings, artwork, and family diaries, Tinker Swiss Cottage is open as a museum, transporting its visitors back to Rockford in the 1890s.

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Trolley Car 36

All aboard the rail based Trolley Car 36! Take a step back in time as you ride along the scenic riverfront and hear about Rockford in its early days and see some of our city's own iconic art and sculptures up close!

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UW Health Sports Factory

UW Health Sports Factory is located in downtown Rockford, Illinois along the Rock River and is one of the largest sports facilities in the Midwest. It is operated by the Rockford Park District. The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau markets and books tournaments at the facility.

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Washington Park Community Center

Since 1958, Washington Park Community Center has been a safe place for families to have fun and grow together, providing a wide range of activities for all ages. Enjoy our multi-purpose room, weight room, computer lab, gymnasium, and teen center.

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West Rock Wake Park

The first cable park of its kind in the northern Illinois/southern Wisconsin area is now open! Rockford Park District, in partnership with operator Daniel Jarrett, partner to operate the wave park.

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Windsor Lake Activity Center

The Windsor Lake Activity Center is a new multi-sport facility operated by the Rockford Park District. Located on Windsor Lake, the facility focuses on providing a breadth of outdoor education and recreational opportunities to our regional area.

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