Rockford Park District http://northernpublicradio.org en Nicholas Conservatory Looks to Second Year http://northernpublicradio.org/post/nicholas-conservatory-looks-second-year <p>Rockford Park District officials recently dedicated the Eclipse Lagoon at the&nbsp; Nicholas Conservatory &amp; Gardens. <a href="http://www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/facilities/recreation/conservatory" target="_blank">The Conservatory</a> just celebrated its first year in Rockford.&nbsp; Since its opening, more than 50,000 people have walked through the doors. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 09:51:53 +0000 Jenna Dooley 21222 at http://northernpublicradio.org Nicholas Conservatory Looks to Second Year Heat forces changes in park activities http://northernpublicradio.org/post/heat-forces-changes-park-activities <p>Early closures and complete cancellations are among the changes implemented by the Rockford Park District due to the anticipated heat today and tomorrow. They include playground activities, a reduced golf tournament, and athletic programs for youth.</p><p>The park district is instituting mandatory cooling breaks every 15 to 20 minutes for anyone &ndash; including staff -- involved in any outdoor programs or activities. Camp and playground programs have planned more water activities, and are taking frequent rest breaks.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:34:48 +0000 WNIJ 14111 at http://northernpublicradio.org Windsor Lake will open to public this month http://northernpublicradio.org/post/windsor-lake-will-open-public-month <p>Windsor Lake in Loves Park will open to public recreation later this month under two agreements approved Tuesday by the Rockford Park District board.</p><p>Commissioners agreed to provide recreational services at the 12-acre private lake, located off North Alpine Road and Windsor Road in Loves Park, under a lease with Ed Carlson Sr. and family through Dec. 31, 2012.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:56:57 +0000 Victor Yehling 13267 at http://northernpublicradio.org