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Sinnissippi Park

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Address: 1300 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 61107-3033
Phone Number: 815815-987-8858

On the banks of the Rock River, this park includes beautiful gardens and a...

On the banks of the Rock River, this park includes beautiful gardens and a popular jogging, walking and nature path.

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Nice Setting for a Park

This is an older park that has recently been revitalized. We visited the Nicholas Conservatory (reviewed separately) and then took a walk through the area of the park that is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Arleen H
Belvidere, Illinois
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Belvidere, Illinois
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86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an older park that has recently been revitalized. We visited the Nicholas Conservatory (reviewed separately) and then took a walk through the area of the park that is along the river. The outdoor area near the Conservatory has had the most work done. There are ponds and streams with koi fish and several waterfalls and sculptures. It is... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

There are swings and play equipment, a lagoon, rose gardens, floral clock, picnic tables, a bike path along the river, and the Nicholas Conservatory (charge for the conservatory). The area is beautiful for walking and just enjoying the flowers. It's also a popular wedding venue. In the winter it is home to an ice sculpture contest and the Festival of... More 

Thank Llamma2
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Love this park and the music it offers. We visit every summer from Alabama and always plan a visit here. Beautiful place!

Thank Vicki P
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Located on the river, the botanical garden is very nice. The rose garden is exquisite. definitely a place to just enjoy life and get a little exercise walking along the river. Definitely a much better place than when I lived in Rockford in 1972 and before.

Thank islandjerr
Rockford, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Except for the ice carving show and one concert, my visits have been to play golf. A nice 9 hole course that has always been well groomed, challenging but not frustrating, reasonably priced and easy to walk .

Thank Rockfordjohn
chicago, il
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

Sinnissippi Park is a gem located right on the banks of Rock River. The park is separated by a highway. On the river bank there are gardens, a conservatory, a pond, and a bike path with sculptures all along the way. On the "inland" side is a good sized park with plenty of places to picnic as well as a... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

I owned a home near this park for many years. The Rockford Park District is top notch and does a great job with their resources. The bike path runs through the park and provides a great place to bike, run or stroll.

Thank dpkesler
Rockford, Illinois
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Sinnissippi Park is one of the larger and parks in the area, with a nice public golf course, which is good for skiing in the winter months. There are playgrounds and walk paths, and in the summer there are free concerts a few nights a week.

Thank julestravels2
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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349 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

One of the nicest parks in the district, it's band shell is home to many Rockford entertainers. Another feature is the Illinois State Snow Sculpting Competition that takes place here every winter.

Thank Michael H
Loves Park, Illinois
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128 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

It is such a nice drive through the park to see the Christmas lighting displays. They also have snow carving competitions later in the winter.

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