Spray Pads

The Rockford Park District operates spray pads as a way of helping area residents beat the heat. These spray pads are available between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Based upon the location, some guidelines may be required to activate the spray pad.

Automatic Spray Pads: New!! We now offer automatic spray pads that can be activated by the push of a button, regardless of temperature from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. These locations are as follows:

  • Beattie Playground (1251 Rural Street, Rockford, IL)
  • Bloom School Playground (2901 Pelham Road, Rockford, IL)
  • Brown Park (2010 North Main Street, Rockford, IL)
  • Churchill Park (2002 7th Avenue, Rockford, IL)
  • Harmon Park (1924 East Gate Parkway, Rockford, IL)
  • Keye-Mallquist Park (1702 11th Street, Rockford, IL)
  • Liberty Park (1555 Morgan Street, Rockford, IL)
  • Mandeville Park (650 Montague Road, Rockford, IL)
  • S. Henrietta Park (527 S. Henrietta Street, Rockford, IL)
  • Washington Park (3617 Delaware Street, Rockford, IL)

Spray Pads Upon Temperature: We also offer spray pads that can be activated based upon the heat index. Below is a list of these locations and guidelines for these spray pads.

  • Blackhawk Park (101 15th Avenue, Rockford, IL)
  • Dahlquist Park (3251 Oak Grove Avenue, Rockford, IL)

When the heat index is atleast 85 degrees you can call into Customer Service to request that the spray pad is turned on between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

When the heat index is atleast 95 degrees the Rockford Park District will automatically activate the spray pads from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

When the heat index is over 100 degrees, the Rockford Park District will activate the spray pads from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information about a specific spray pad, please call Customer Service at 815.987.8800.



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