Softball

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The Rockford Park District has outdoor softball leagues during the spring-summer, fall, and indoor leagues during the winter.

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Swimming

Pool Locations

CLOSED FOR 2017 SEASON

Alpine Park Pool
4310 Newburg Rd.
Rockford, IL 61108
815.987.8804

      Harkins Aquatic Center
910 Acorn St.
Rockford, IL 61101
815.987.8805
     

Sand Park Pool
1041 E. Riverside Blvd.
Loves Park, IL 61111
815.987.8806


Season Pass Regular Prices

Ages Resident Non-Resident
General (3+) $45 $60
Tots (2 and under) $10 $12

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Swimming Lessons

Swim Lessons

Bubble Club - (Available at Alpine & Sand Park)

Ages: 6 months - 3 years

Bubble Club includes basic water orientation skills led by our instructor, but taught by you. Parents must accompany children in the water. Taught in the main pool, this is a great opportunity for parents and toddlers to enjoy the water together. The primary goal is to get young children more comfortable around the water, and to begin learning critical skills of the Learn To Swim program.

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Tiny Tots - (Available at Alpine & Sand Park)

Ages: 3-5 years

Tiny Tots is the next step after completing Bubble Club, except parents are nearby, but not in the water. This is primarily taught in the wading pool with lots of toys and games. In this level, participants learn supported floats and basic locomotion. Your child will also learn to feel safe in the water without parents.

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Shelbert Swim Academy

Ages: 5-17 years

Since we can't seem to get Shelbert the Sea Turtle out of the water, we thought we would invite you to join him in the pool! Shelbert loves the water and wants his friends to be just as comfortable in his natural habitat. Learn the fundamentals of swimming and ultimately, how to swim by yourself. Shelbert's Swim Academy classes are taught in the main pool in at least three feet of water. On the first day of class, students are placed in the most appropriate of five levels. Each level has a specific set of objectives to achieve before moving to the next level.

Level One: Minnows

Students will focus on the following skills in this introductory level of swimming: front and back floats, utilizing kickboards, bobbing in the water, and proper breathing in water. Minnows will also begin combining arm strokes and kicking.

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Level Two: Bluegills

Students will focus on front and back glides, floating, kicking, and holding breath under the water. Bluegills will also begin learning front crawl and backstroke.

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Level Three: Swordfish

Students will focus on the following skills: Retrieving objects off the bottom of the pool, kneeling dives, treading water, and changing directions while swimming in both back and front positions. Swordfish will also cover elementary backstroke, front crawl and back crawl.

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Level Four: Dolphin

Students will focus on the following skills: treading water, breaststroke, backstroke, and front crawl with rotary breathing. Dolphins will also practice open turns.

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Level Five: Sharks

Students will focus on the following skills: Extended yards for swimming various strokes, swimming underwater, treading, and alternated breathing. Sharks will also practice flip turns and open turns on front and back.

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Adult Swimming Lessons

Choose from a variety of times, and continue to improve your comfort level in the water. Participants will also learn how to improve all swimming skills, including stroke development.

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Competitive Swimming Training

This program is designed for serious competitive swimmers who desire to improve both stroke mechanics and conditioning in all four competitive strokes. Geared towards middle school through college age students, this eight-week program is great summer training for those looking to stay in shape for school-year swim teams.

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Lifeguard Training

Ellis and Associates Junior Lifeguard Program

In this challenging program for advanced swimmers, students will actually go through all the training that our REAL lifeguards go through. Participants learn lifeguard rescues, CPR, AED, oxygen administration, and first aid. In addition, each child will shadow real lifeguards at Alpine or Sand Park Pool.

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Ellis and Associates Advanced Junior Lifeguard Program

Did your son or daughter enjoy the Jr. Lifeguard Program last summer? If so, they can enjoy another summer filled with exciting opportunities. Second-year participants act as mentors for the new participants and help the new Jr. Lifeguards learn the various lifeguard skills. In addition, participants have the opportunity to shadow real lifeguards at Magic Waters Waterpark. Participants will work closely with Lead Lifeguards at training and on the stand. This is a great program for those who are interested in lifeguarding and learning what it takes to be a lifeguard in a fast-paced waterpark.

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Basketball

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The Rockford Park District offers Jr. NBA youth camps and leagues, adult rec leagues, and tournaments throughout the year at the state-of-the-art UW Health Sports Factory in downtown Rockford, Illinois.

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High School Basketball at WPCC

Location: Washington Park Community Center

Dates: April - May

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Tennis

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The Rockford Park District partners with the Forest City Tennis Center to provide tennis lesson programs year-round. For winter lesson information, visit: forestcitytennis.com.


Youth Tennis

Pee Wee Slammers

Ages: 3-5

Location: Guilford Tennis Center

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Pee Wee Aces

Ages: 6-7

Location: Guilford Tennis Center

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Junior Slammers

Ages: 8-11

Location: Guilford Tennis Center

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Junior Aces

Ages: 12-15

Location: Guilford Tennis Center

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Junior Tennis Day Camp

The Junior Tennis Day Camp provides the opportunity for beginner to intermediate level players to improve there tennis skills while forming friendships with other tennis players. Activities include tennis drills and match play, light physical conditioning, and teamwork building games and activities. As our longest duration program, the Junior Tennis Day Camp is an optimal way for young players to spend their summer mornings.

Ages: 6-16

Location: Guilford Tennis Center

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Adult Tennis

Adult Beginner Drills

Ages: 16+

Location: Guilford Tennis Center

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Adult Advanced Drills

Ages: 16+

Location: Guilford Tennis Center

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Adult Mixed Doubles Tennis League

Come join us for our summer adult tennis league. All players will be paired with partners by the league director to form doubles teams which will play matches each week. Scores will be compiled over the summer and prizes will be rewarded to top teams.

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Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis is a new, fun, group activity featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate, highenergy workout. Cardio Tennis includes warm-up, cardio workout, and cool-down phases. If you want to find a healthy new way to get in shape and to burn calories, you ought to try Cardio Tennis! This lesson will include fast-paced drills where a Forest City Tennis professional feeds balls to players based on their ability and fitness level. The pro will find ways to keep players moving and challenged … all while having fun!

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Track & Field

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2017 Rockford FIRE Indoor Track & Field Invitational >

Saturday, December 16, 2017

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Junior F.I.R.E.

Ages: 4-5

Location: Boylan High School

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F.I.R.E.

Ages: 5-18

Location: Boylan High School

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Vision

For the Rockford Park District to be the best urban park and recreation system in North America, as measured by national standards and the citizens we serve.

Mission

To 'help people enjoy life' by providing a quality park and recreation system.

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