Rockford Park District
Helping People Enjoy Life!


Rental Information

Shelters & Picnic Areas

The Rockford Park District offers the perfect location to hold your special occasion. Our shelters are a great place to hold family barbecues, birthday parties, baby showers, and much more.  We can accommodate groups of any size, ranging from 30-200+ people.

While you may picnic at any of our parks for FREE, we strongly recommend you make a reservation in order to guarantee that specific location is prepped and ready for you from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on your selected day.

Reservations can be made up to 365 days in advance online, or by calling Rockford Park District Customer Service at 815-987-8800.

NOTE: We do not guarantee water at our shelters before April 15 or after October 15, due to the chance for freezing.

Rules, Regulations, Property Use Agreement, and Shelter FAQs

Upon receiving your permit you are agreeing and adhering to the Rockford Park District's Rules, Regulations, and Property Use Agreement.

Please report any vandalism you see to Park Police at 815-987-8874. If vandalism is in progress, please call 815-966-2900 and ask for the Park Police to be dispatched.

If you have additional questions, please contact Customer Service 815-987-8800.

Meetings & Special Events 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.

Sports Rentals

The Rockford Park District offers facility and field rentals for sports teams, tournaments, and events.