Park and Recreation News!
The Park Commission seeks a new member to serve a three year term. If you are interested please send us a resume about your qualifications and interest in serving on the commission and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org
A ground breaking ceremony will take place this spring at the new youth baseball field constructed by the Rockford Area Athletic Association that is part of the Parkwood Park. More information will be posted.
Park and Recreation Commission
The Rockford Park & Recreation Commission meets the First Monday every other month starting in February at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 6031 Main Street. Meeting dates are listed above.
The scope of the activity of this Commission consists of advising the County and other city advisory commission’s regarding matters relevant to the parks and recreational functions of the City. The general purpose of this 5-member Commission is to monitor and reflect the attitudes and concerns of the citizens of the City relative to the parks system, policy matters and recreational programs.
The current Park & Recreation Commission members are:
- Rosemary Seymour
- Mike Rentz
- Chris Hudlow
- Lorie Gusse
Council Liaison: Denise Kesanen
City Liasisons: Darcy Desens, Nancy Carswell
The Parkwood Park playground equipment was installed in the summer of 2012. parkwood ballfield
The City’s largest community park, Riverside Park, is located along the north end of Main Street situated on 7 acres of land along the Crow River. The Park has a great walking path, picnic areas, fishing pier, playground equipment for tots, twelve horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, basketball courts, skate boarding, a gazebo and community center. The community center is available for rent for smaller gatherings, holding up to 80 people. The rent is $170 for non-residents and $128.00 for residents and a $100 refundable damage deposit is required. Non-profit organizations pay a fee of $40. The City also reserves the Gazebo for special occasions for $60 per use and a $100 refundable damage deposit.
Is a neighborhood park located in the Autumn Oaks Subdivision. The city installed new playground equipment in 2009 and the installation of additional playground equipment will be installed in September in 2010. The park is on the south side of State Hwy. 55 on Kettenacker Drive off of Maple Street.
Mutterer Park is located along County Road 33 or Elm Street and is one of the cities oldest parks. Small playground, basketball half court, picnic area, and open space to play softball.
Winfield Ponds Park
Is north along County Road 33 adjacent to the Winfield Ponds 3rd Subdivision. This neighborhood park consists of a playground for small children and open space.
This park is located in the Lennar’s Parkwood subdivision located on the south side of State Highway 55 along Linea Parkway.