Seth B. Atwood Memorial Park and Conservation Service Award
We are very pleased to announce that the Seth B. Atwood Park and Conservation Service Award will be presented at a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on April 13, 2016 at Atwood Center: 2685 New Milford School Rd., Rockford, Illinois.
The Atwood Award is named in honor of Seth B. Atwood, the late industrialist who preserved and donated more than 1,000 acres of valuable land for the citizens of Winnebago County. Thanks to Mr. Atwood, we can all enjoy the beauty that is found in Atwood Park along the Kishwaukee River and Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve beside the Rock River. He was a man of action and his deeds set an example for all to follow.
The Atwood Award is presented by the Rockford Park District and the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County. To date, 47 recipients have received this award which recognizes individuals and organizations for their exceptional volunteer contributions to facilities, programs or services which preserve natural areas and park spaces, provide recreation or education.
We invite you to nominate an individual or organization deserving of this award. Nominations are due by March 14, 2016, so please act now.
Distinguished Service Awards
IPRA/IAPD Community Service Awards
Jane Lyons Memorial Scholarship Award
This scholarship is made possible by the great generosity of Jane Lyons. Jane was a long time resident of Rockford who loved the game of golf, and was an avid supporter of girls' golf programs. For more information, contact the Rockford Park District Foundation at (815) 987-1630.
Ruth A. Miller Beautification Award
In the spring of 2013, this award was created to honor Ruth A. Miller upon her retirement, for beautification contributions to the Rockford Park District, City of Gardens committee, and City of Rockford. For more information, contact Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens at (815) 987-8858.