Rockford's riverwalk is under way

Jul 21, 2012

A major part of Rockford’s new river-walk opened Friday. Local officials cut the ribbon on the $7.5-million project while trumpets blared. 

The walkway is behind Riverfront Museum Park: a soaring cable bridge and terrace-area make up what the museum park’s Holli Connell calls a “bridge to fun.”

As manager of Riverfront Museum Park,  I feel very proud to say that we have a river’s view at the museum with a park-like setting. It’s fabulous.

Before taking his own family on a trip across the bridge, Rockford mayor Larry Morrissey said the bridge was a “great moment of pride” for the city and will “stand for generations to come.”

The state contributed nearly three-and-a-half million dollars to the project.