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Meetings & Special Event Rentals

Meetings & Special Event Rentals

Looking for a unique location to host a business meeting, team-building event, party, shower, or wedding? The Rockford Park District is your source of meetings and more! Both indoor and outdoor venues are available year-round and all are priced to meet the needs of any event budget.

Alpine Hills Adventure Park
4402 Larson Ave. Rockford, IL

Inside rentals include cozy lodge and meeting room located in this 52-acre park.


  • Lodge: 115

  • Meeting Room: 40

To Reserve Contact: Peggy Hacker 815.966.8737

Atwood Center Lodge
2685 New Milford Rd., New Milford, IL

Meeting space is located inside the 334-acre Atwood Park's main lodge which is situated along the Kishwaukee River. Birds of Prey exhibit located outside lodge. Rentals include: dorms, great room with fireplace, and several classrooms.


  • Dorm: 80

  • Lodge/Lupton Hall: 150

  • Upstairs Classroom: 25

  • Downstairs Classroom: 20

To Reserve Contact: Peggy Hacker 815.966.8747


Carlson Ice Arena
4150 N. Perryville Rd., Loves Park, IL

This ice rink includes one sheet of ice and several meeting rooms.


  • Meeting Room 1: 50

  • Meeting Room 2: 75-100

To Reserve Contact: Roberta Kohlhagen 815.969.4069

Sapora Playworld
4150 N. Perryville Rd., Loves Park, IL (Inside Carlson Ice Arena)

Located inside Carlson Ice Arena, this indoor play area offers meeting rooms and party rooms.


  • Playworld Room: 40

To Reserve Contact: Roberta Kohlhagen 815.969.4069


Indoor Sports Center at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two
8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, IL

The Indoor Sports Center at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two is a multi-sport indoor facility, featuring locker rooms, a sports equipment store, and a family friendly casual restaurant and sports bar.


  • Meeting Room: 50

To Reserve Contact: Louis Mateus 815.987.8890

Lockwood Park Trailside Equestrian Center & Children's Farm
5201 Safford Rd., Rockford, IL

Home to a variety of animals, Lockwood is located on over 146 acres of gently rolling hills, meadows, woods, natural areas, and a and stream. Amenities include a 15-mile trail system, playground and picnic areas. Rental areas include: Trailside Centre, Cookhouse, Shelters, and Bonfire area.


  • Trailside Centre: 25

  • Cookhouse: 35

  • Little Ponderosa Shelter: 35

  • Big Country Shelter: 200

To Reserve Contact: Debbie Ackerman 815.987.1616


Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, IL

Situated along the banks of the Rock River, this facility is the third largest conservatory in IL, offering an 11,000 sq. ft. plan exhibition area complete with water features, seating areas, and sculptures, all in a tropical plant setting. The beauty continues outdoors with fountains, a patio area, and pedestrian bridge.


  • Inside: 50-70

  • Outdoor Garden Area: 30-125

To Reserve Contact: Leslie Campos 815.987.1670


UW Health Sports Factory
305 S. Madison St., Rockford, IL

New state-of-the art facility located in downtown Rockford. Courts and private meeting rooms available. Owly Oop restaurant located upstairs on second level.


  • Facility: 3,700

  • Lower Conference Room: 30-40

  • Upper Conference Room: 12-14

To Reserve Contact: Nancy Kauzlarich 815.966.8770


Washington Park Community Center
3617 Delaware St., Rockford, IL

Indoor rental space includes: gym, kitchen, multi-purpose room, and activity room. Outdoor rental area includes: picnic area with tables, electricity, drinking fountain, playground, and basketball hoop.


  • Indoor: 200

  • Multi-Purpose Room: 60

  • Activity Room: 24

  • Outdoor Shelter: 45-50

To Reserve Contact: Dominique Fisher 815.987.1612