City of Gardens

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1354 N. 2nd St. | Rockford, IL 61107 | 815-987-8858 | Directions |  fb logo

COG logoRockford Park District's City of Gardens

Rockford in Bloom- Planting Pride in our Community


  • To bring about district-wide beautification of public and private places in order to create a beautiful environment in which to live, work and play
  • To develop awareness and appreciation of the aesthetic environment
  • To promote the Rockford area as a destination status as a "City of Gardens"

Hanging Basket Program

NicholasConservatory City of GardensThe Rockford Park District's City of Gardens adds to the beauty seen throughout our community during spring and summer with our hanging basket program. The program began in 1999 with just 18 experimental baskets and quickly blossomed to more than 200 baskets that line our downtown and surrounding area streets and bridges. Our hanging basket initiative has received national recognition by "America in Bloom", and received the state Hometown Award for volunteerism. Many other communities emulate our program.

We believe flowers and gardens raise our spirits and make our community a more pleasant place to live, work, and visit. Donors are greatly appreciated, and are wonderful sources of pride for our community. To donate, contact us at the phone number or address listed at the bottom of this page.

Rockford Area Gardens

Contact Us

City of Gardens
401 S. Main Street, STE 112
Rockford, Illinois 61101-1321
Phone: 815-987-1689
Fax: 815-987-8860


RPD Vision/ Mission

The Rockford Park District is the "best" urban park and recreation system in North America, as judged by those we serve.

Helping people enjoy life!

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Upcoming Events

Thu Apr 24 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Public Skate @ Carlson Ice Arena
Thu Apr 24 @ 3:30PM - 04:50PM
After School Skate @ Riverview Ice House
Thu Apr 24 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Make-It, Take-It: Butterfly Magnets