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Sinnissippi Park

1300 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 61107-3033
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Beautiful park on the river.

We were staying at an AirBNB location and this park was only a half mile away. What a pleasure and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ortonville, Michigan
Band shell facility is fantastic!

I was in Rockford specifically to hear a concert at this band shell. It was magnificent. Loads of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie C
Bloomington, Indiana
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On the banks of the Rock River, this park includes beautiful gardens and a popular jogging, walking and nature path.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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1300 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 61107-3033
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were staying at an AirBNB location and this park was only a half mile away. What a pleasure and delight. Went for a run 2 mornings and it couldn't have been better. Amazing light sculptures to see at night.

Thank KathleenAnn1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Rockford specifically to hear a concert at this band shell. It was magnificent. Loads of seating and an almost futuristic modern-looking band shell. Acoustics were exceptional. The seating was plentiful but due to the popularity of the concert, the audience overflowed onto...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is the perfect park for any season of the year. A great place for pictures, play, picnic, walk or run, or to hear music during the months of June-August at the band shell.

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The Sinnissippi Park has a path along the river that you don't want to miss. If you start at the beginning, by the YMCA, and go north, you will pass a stone man figure, go by the Nicholas Conservatory, beautiful rose gardens in season, places...More

2  Thank Debra S
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

One of Rockford gems. Great place for walks along the river. Great for taking photos and romantic walks

Thank P8977NBjohnl
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Park provides a lot of activity for families including playgrounds. We enjoy weekly summer concerts and frequently play the nine-hole golf course.

Thank jjmcgee1
Reviewed 29 March 2017

In the center of town you'll find Sinnissippi Park, Nicholas Conservatory, and the Sinnissippi Golf course. Three great locations. The park itself is 50 acres of woods, picnic areas, driving and walking paths and a beautiful outdoor amphitheater, The Music Shell. Snow Sculpture Competition and...More

1  Thank oldfolkie
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I visited this location with my children this past summer and I enjoyed the fact that the play areas have been upgraded. There are a couple pavilions and picnic tables to eat at. There are a lot of hills in the park and there are...More

Thank hyserfam
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Went early one Saturday morning, loads of parking and a couple of play park areas for my two and a half year old. She had a great time, it was mild for February and we enjoyed the quiet outside time.

Thank ShadowySue
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Drove through the park to see the snow sculptures and it was very nice. Was expecting a more sculptures but I'm guessing the unseasonable weather doesn't help.

Thank Jesco74
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Verne S
Where did the name Sinnissippi come from?
26 May 2017|
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Response from oldfolkie | Reviewed this property |
Quote from IL Department of Natural Recsources: "Sinnissippi," meaning "rocky waters.
Can you bring in your own drink and food to the summer concerts in sinnissippi? Alcohol?
22 June 2016|
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Response from islandjerr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, to food and drink.. No alcohol permitted