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Rockford Park District summer camps open June 22

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Park District's summer cay camps will open this month. Beginning June 22, Nature Quest summer camp will be open for youth ages 5-12. Based at Alpine Hills Adventure Park, the camp provides an introductory experience with a different theme and nature and environment related activity each week, along with traditional camp activities including archery, crafts, hiking, games, and tie-dyeing. Live animal demonstrations and special guests are also…

Rockford Park District announces ‘Phase 3’ restrictions for golf courses

Staff Report ROCKFORD -  The Rockford Park District has updated restrictions for its five golf courses as the Restore Illinois coronavirus plan moves into Phase 3 Friday, May 29. The restrictions are in accordance with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. In Phase 3 groups of four are allowed with 10 minutes between tee times. Driving ranges, practice putting greens, and Aldeen Practice Centre will be open at 50% capacity. Golf carts are permitted. Individuals…

Rockford Park District closes pools, cancels summer concerts for 2020

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Because of coronavirus limitations, the Rockford Park District has decided to close Alpine Pool, Harkins Aquatic Center, and Sand Park Pool will be closed for the season, and the the 2020 “Sounds of Summer” concert series will be canceled. District officials say since the start of pandemic, the Rockford Park District has followed and supported guidelines and requirements established by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health…

Nicholas Conservatory honoring 2020 graduates with school colors

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, on Monday night, kicked off"Glowing for Grads," the Rockford Park District's way to celebrate local 2020 graduates by lighting up the facility with school colors. For the next month, the conservatory and gardens will bear colors of each Rockford-area high school and colleges: Rockford Career College, Rock Valley College, and Rockford University. Lights will go on at dusk and stay on through each night. Citizens are…

Rockford Park District announces golf course openings

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Local golf courses owned by the Rockford District will open for the season starting May 1. Aldeen Golf Club, Elliot Golf Course and Sinnissippi Golf Course will open May 1. Sandy Hollow will open May 6 while Ingersoll gets going May 11. Under guidelines under Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order extension that will be in effect through May 30, the 6-foot social distancing rule will be enforced at all courses. Players are limited to twosomes, carts allowed only…

Rockford Park District will light up Nicholas Conservatory blue to honor first responders

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Landmarks and buildings across the United States are going blue to shine a light on those who are working tirelessly every day during the Coronavirus pandemic. Tonight at 7 p.m.,Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, a facility of the Rockford Park District, 1354 N. 2nd St., will be lit in blue to honor first responders, essential workers, and healthcare workers. The main exhibition area and the front columns will be lit in blue for one night. We…