Sapora Playworld gets makeover

Staff Report

ROCKFORD, ILRockford Park District’s Sapora Playworld, 4150 N. Perryville Rd., Loves Park, is getting a makeover this fall. Sapora Playworld, located inside Carlson Ice Arena, opened in 1997 and provides three levels of fun for children ages 5-12. Inside Sapora Playworld is also a Tiny Tots area, which is geared for little ones four and under. Sapora Playworld is the perfect place to bring your children to explore and exercise in a safe, secure, soft play structure. “We are very excited to update this popular place to play. We’re changing the color scheme, providing new amenities, and enhancing the experience in the three-story unit and the Tiny Tots area,” said Amy McIntyre, Sapora Playworld Operations Manager

New and improved features will include several play areas, new benches and seats, flooring, changing stations and party rooms.

Work to upgrade the facility begins today, Monday, Sept.15, 2014, and is expected to last several weeks. Sapora Playworld will be closedduring this time. A grand re-opening celebration is planned for late October or early November, depending on the construction completion date. A final date will be posted at

Anyone interested in booking a birthday party during the fall and winter season is encouraged to call 815-969-4082. If a party request falls during our construction timetable, staff will try to accommodate you with a skating-themed party at Carlson Ice Arena. With all the new play options, spots will likely fill up fast.

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