Richardson Sowerby Park

Town goes to the hounds this Saturday

October 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Contests, costumes, food, free stuff at dog walk by BETH ALTENA HAPPY HOUNDS—and happy owners who are excited about bringing a dog park to Rockford. Support the park by attending the Happy Hounds Dog Walk Saturday. “It’s already a success. I just hope the dogs show up,” said organizer Tom VanderSloot, who is hoping for a big bow wow turnout this Saturday, Oct. 29 [...]

Council dedicates property for dog park

June 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

Organizers have one year to come up with funding by BETH ALTENA After passing last month on contributing city funds to development and maintenance of a public dog park on a former ball field at Richardson-Sowerby Park, Rockford City Council voted this month to dedicate the land for that use for one year. Organizers are confident they can raise the money needed to develop [...]

Rockford youths arrested in drug sting

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Police Department arrested 15 local teenagers today completing a four month investigation into drug use and vandalism in local parks. Chief Dave Jones reported that an undercover officer has been working in the area parks, particularly the areas surrounding Richardson Sowerby Park, located beneath the 10 Mile bridge. The undercover officer was able to buy [...]