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 for 2021: Feb 1st, Apr 5th, June 7th, August 2nd, Oct 4th, Dec 6th.
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:
- Bobbie Dahlke (2013-2021)
- Joyce Edmeier (2018-2020)
- Aaron Hunter (2018-2020)
- Lorie Gusse (2014-2022)
- Rosemary Seymour (2013-2021)
Council Liaison: Scott Seymour
City Liaisons: Dan Madsen and Darcy Desens
Riverside Park – 8220 Elm Street
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, ice skating and hockey rinks, a gazebo and park shelter. The park shelter is available for rent, for smaller gatherings, holding up to 49 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 with proof of non-profit status. The City also reserves the Gazebo for special occasions for $60 per use and a $100 refundable damage deposit.
Kettenacker Park – 7701 Kettenacker Drive
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 in 2010. The park is on the south side of State Hwy. 55 on Kettenacker Drive off of Maple Street.
Mutterer Park – 8130 Elm 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 – 9051 Elm Street
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.
Parkwood Park – 1000 Linnea Parkway
This park is located in the Lennar’s Parkwood subdivision located on the south side of State Highway 55 along Linnea Parkway.
The Parkwood Park playground equipment was installed in the summer of 2012. parkwood ballfield