District News

Winter/Spring Guide Coming Soon

November 8, 2018

We are almost ready to celebrate our 100 Anniversary of the Belvidere Park District.  The Go Guide has been completed and sent to the printer. It will be going out to the public on November 29th in the Boone County Shopper or you can download your copy from the website on this date as well. […]

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Winterizing Bathrooms

October 19, 2018

With the continued cold temperatures we will begin restroom and drinking fountain shut downs in all of the parks beginning October 16, 2018.  The shutdowns should be complete by the end of the week. Baltic Mill, MC, PF, and Doty will remain open until October 31. From October 31 through April 1 the only exterior […]

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BPD Receives Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award

October 15, 2018

Belvidere Park District Receives Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. awarded the William Grady Pool of the Belvidere Park District the prestigious Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award. The award is given to aquatic facilities recognized as a model of risk management and aquatic safety and demonstrates that the facility consistently exceeds […]

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Tree Removal In Park

September 26, 2018

Many of you that frequent the Belvidere Park may have noticed white X’s on trees. The trees identified with white X’s have had risk assessments performed and have been slated for removal. The document below provides the detail of the assessment and why the trees must be removed. The trees in our parks are of […]

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New Bocce Courts at Rivers Edge

September 21, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2018 The Belvidere Park District is excited to announce the opening of its newest Recreational Feature which is our Bocce Courts located at Rivers Edge Recreational Center at 1151 W. Locust Street in Belvidere, IL. The two new Outdoor Bocce Courts are will be available for play on October 2, […]

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Doty Park Sprayground Closing Date

September 17, 2018

The Doty Park Sprayground will be open until September 30, 2018, the hours are still 11 am – 8 pm. After this date, the facility will be shut down as the temps start to fall and we focus on our Winter operations at Doty Park. Thank you for a great season and we look forward […]

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All About Lawn Rust

September 17, 2018

                  You may have noticed a rust dust on your shoes or pets feet while walking in the grass this time of year in the parks. The culprit is lawn rust. Lawn rust is a fungus that grows on bluegrass or ryegrass. This fungus is mostly cosmetic, […]

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FITNESS COURT OPENS IN BELVIDERE

September 6, 2018

FREE OUTDOOR FITNESS COURT OPENS IN BELVIDERE   Launch Party and Fitness Court Challenge Come to Illinois BELVIDERE, Illinois – June 15, 2018 – OSF HealthCare has partnered with National Fitness Campaign (NFC), inventors of the Fitness Court®, and Belvidere Park District, to install and activate a state-of-the-art outdoor gym facility for all ages at […]

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Board approves new non-resident fee policy

August 9, 2018

On June 12, 2018, the Belvidere Township Park District Board approved a new non-resident fee policy. Individuals residing outside of the Belvidere Park District boundaries are required to pay the non-resident fees. The districts old policy was non-residents fee would be 50% higher than the resident fee. This revision would help make us more competitive in […]

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9th Annual Bowling Tournament

July 30, 2018

The Belvidere Park District Speical Recreation hosted the 9th annual tournament at Cherry Bowl on Saturday, July 14th. This is the second event of the year which includes participants from Belvidere, Rockford and Freeport’s Special Recreation Districts. The tournament hosted 50 bowlers this year. Trophies were given to the highest overall finishers, the most strikes/spares, gutter ball king […]

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