Now Hiring: Rockford Park District Police Department

Currently, the Rockford Park District Police department has multiple openings for certified part-time police officers.

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Rockford Park District Receives Financial Reporting Awards

Chief Financial Officer Penny Christians presented Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners President Ian Linnabary with the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR).

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Celebrate National Skating Month with the Rockford Park District

National Skating Month allows U.S. Figure Skating member clubs and Basic Skills programs to reach out to new members in the community by offering the fundamentals of ice skating from professionally trained instructors.

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Snow Park at Alpine Hills Opens for the Season

Snow Park at Alpine Hills, 4402 Larson Ave., Rockford, offers mountains of fun in the heart of the city!

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Rockford Park District Lowers Tax Rate

The Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners have approved the proposed 2016 Tax Levy.

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2016-17 Outdoor Winter Fun Options with the Rockford Park District

Check out all the fun things you can do outside this winter.

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Ekberg-Pine Manor Park: EPA Project Updates

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) is leading a portion of the remediation, or clean-up, of the Southeast Rockford Groundwater Superfund Site.

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Discount Admission Days at Sapora Playworld inside Carlson Ice Arena

Enjoy a world of fun for less than full price! For fun, family-friendly-priced recreation, Sapora Playworld offers discounted rates weekly on "$3 Buck Days”.

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Jefferson Street Pedestrian Bridge Repairs

The Rockford Park District was notified by the Illinois Department of Transportation that the Jefferson Street Pedestrian Bridge project was approved to receive an Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grant. 

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RPD Recognizes Volunteer Efforts at Black Hawk Park

Northeast Christian Church brings 350 volunteers to Black Hawk Park as part of the church’s initiative to give back to the community through servant leadership, the volunteers chose to help the Rockford Park District as the means to give back.

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Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project Moving Forward

Stretches of wildlife habitat areas surrounding the Midway Village Museum Recreation Path have been enhanced, thanks to the work of many dedicated volunteers.

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You Can Help RPD Police Keep an Eye on the Parks

The Rockford Park District Police Department encourages community involvement in helping with safety and security of the park system by participating in the Eagle Eye Park Watch program.

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Open Hockey Sessions for Youth and Adults

Rockford Park District’s two indoor ice facilities offer drop-in open hockey sessions for both youth and adults, where players can have fun on the ice and gain the benefits of being active while practicing and improving their skills.

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RPD Foundation Selects Investment Management Company

Making memories count! For nearly 40 years the Rockford Park District Foundation has helped fundraise for people, projects, and places.

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Rockford Park District Utilizes New Tools and Looks to Increase Volunteers for Goose Management Program

ROCKFORD, IL – The Rockford Park District’s Goose Management Program began in 2001 with a goal of bringing the community together to manage the health and wellness of our geese population. On average every week, nearly 1,500 Canada geese are moved from popular Rockford Park District attractions, thanks to a variety of techniques.

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Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners Selects Scott Olson to Fill Open Seat

ROCKFORD, IL – The Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners believes parks and recreation are essential to quality of life in the Rockford Park District, resulting in a high return on investment of available resources. The Board is ultimately accountable for everything that happens at the Rockford Park District. The Board has welcomed a new member to fill the seat vacated by Doug Brooks.

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Birthday Parties at Sapora Playworld

Rockford Park District is your birthday party headquarters, offering unique and fun parties to make memories for a lifetime, with reasonably-priced package options.

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Rockford Park District Hires Skating Director, and Enhances Skating Program On and Off Ice

ROCKFORD, IL – It’s great to skate! Thirty-one area athletes showed off a variety of lifelong skills they have learned by participating in Rockford Park District’s skating lessons.

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Rockford Park District and Kiwanis Club of Rockford Work Together to Enhance Sinnissippi Riverfront Park

ROCKFORD, IL – At Tuesday's Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board approved a Project Agreement between Rockford Park District and Kiwanis Club of Rockford for new places for youth and adults to explore along the Rock River Recreation Path.

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Grant Helps Brighten Up Rock River Recreation Path

ROCKFORD, IL – The Rockford Park District is proud to announce that it has received a $25,000 grant for expanded usability of the Rock River Recreation Path. The grant was awarded by the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Community Grants Program.

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Rockford Park District Named One of the “Healthiest Companies in America”

ROCKFORD, IL - Rockford Park District received national recognition as one of the “Healthiest Companies in America” by Interactive Health, a national leader known for its personalized wellness solutions.

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Silent Sports Proposed Master Plan

A group of Rockford Park District citizens and silent sports enthusiasts – hikers, runners, cyclists, and skiers – seeks to expand recreational opportunities at Atwood Park. The vision of the silent sports stakeholders has been realized in the following master plan prepared by Progressive Trails Design.

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Rules for Political Signs in Parks

On August 11, 2015, the Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners updated their ordinance concerning advertising and solicitation in parks. This memo hereby provides notice that political advertising and solicitation is prohibited in Rockford Park District parks and facilities.

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