Maintain | $425,000 annual investment*
A full-time employee focused on parks will be a critical step to ensure all parks are fully maintained.
||General maintenance & operations
Buying gas and mulch, repairing lawn mowing equipment, cleaning and sealing decks and trails, power washing, repairing asphalt trails and related activities are necessary for proper enjoyment of parks and trails.
Replace & Upgrade | $100,000 annual investment*
Replacing and upgrading playground equipment, picnic tables and benches will make our parks welcoming and enjoyable to visit.
|Safety and Infrastructure
Important infrastructure, such as sidewalks, lighting, canoe and kayak launches and more, would be replaced and upgraded to ensure the parks are accessible to all.
Invest | $1.5 million investment, $115,000 allocated annually*
|Garden Club Park Master Plan
Capital improvements to complete the Garden Club Park master plan, including adding a splash pad, ice skating rink, outdoor fireplace and more. We will take steps toward completing the Memorial Park master plan as well.
The millage will enable us to borrow funds to complete the Garden Club Park master plan and pursue the completion of the Memorial Park master plan with the assistance of grants.
If approved, the millage will also enable Rockford to utilize general funds to make badly needed repairs and maintenance on roads throughout the city rather than funding park maintenance.