At the Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners March 28, 2017 meeting, the Board approved the renaming of Loves Park Playground to Darryl F. Lindberg Park in recognition of the Loves Park, Illinois mayor’s substantial community contributions.
Mayor Lindberg recently completed a public service career spanning more than four decades, with the last 20 years serving as Mayor of Loves Park. Specifically during his tenure as mayor, Mr. Lindberg supported a number of District initiatives which include among others the development of the Wentland Sports Complex/HCC Skatepark, and the agreement to facilitate improvements to Loves Park Playground. The playground project served to concurrently remove the public blight of a former lumberyard, and facilitated expansion of the Woodward aerospace company.
Most recently, Mayor Lindberg spearheaded Loves Park's support of the “Reclaiming First” initiative, which will allow the greater Rockford region to regain its position as the region’s premier sports tournament destination.