Rockford Park District
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Last Chance to go on a free public art tour along the Rock River


The final free walking art tour of the 2018 season is Thursday, September 13, 2018.

On the tour you’ll enjoy viewing an eclectic, unique collection of public art while getting the benefits of refreshing outdoor exercise.

The Rockford Park District’s award-winning two-mile scenic walk and organized 1½-hour (approximately) tour along the Rock River Recreation Path departs (weather permitting) at 11 a.m. from the lobby of Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. Second St., Rockford, IL, and features 16 unique sculptures, some of which are works by local artists, and many of which were donated to the Park District.

The tour is intended to connect people with the art along the Rock River Recreation Path, and the Rockford Park District, in cooperation with Rockford Art Museum and the Art in the Parks Committee, is committed to providing high quality public art for the community to enjoy, contemplate, and explore. Participants should dress for the weather, and wear walking shoes.

Additional works of art can be viewed inside the Conservatory, where daily admission fees apply. The public can also take self-guided tours by picking up a free Public Art Walking Tour brochure inside the Conservatory.

Mike Costello