The City of Rock Falls is nearly finished with the second phase of the high-quality developments that will make RB&W District (Run Bike & Walk District) Rock Falls, IL a year-round destination. The Green Space area includes an entertainment venue, splash pad, park, bathrooms and trail. Such investments would be expected to draw visitors to the Riverfront, catalyzing additional economic development in the area. Plans for the Riverfront are perpetually growing. Click HERE should you or your company have interest in investing in Rock Falls IL.
RB&W District Events
Thank you for your interest in hosting an event along the beautiful Rock Falls riverfront! From fishing tournaments and fireworks to National Tours stops, there is always a family friendly event to experience. Rock Falls has been host to many wonderful events and Rock Falls Tourism would be more than happy to discuss your future event at the patio or the park. Please take a moment to review the downloadable RB&W District Event Application Packet. Contact Janell Loos, Director of Tourism & Events at (815) 622-1106 with any questions about having an event along the Rock Falls Riverfront and the RB&W District.
RB&W District Commemorative Benches & Trees
The City of Rock Falls has opportunities available to memorialize your loved ones by purchasing a bench or a tree to be placed in RB&W District Community Park. Can't decide what to get Mom and Dad for their upcoming anniversary? Looking for a lasting remembrance of a loved one? Want a unique way to celebrate the birth of your child, graduation, wedding, anniversary, or any special recognition? Through our Commemorative Tree and Bench Program you can establish a living memorial and beautify your park at the same time, as well as offer respite to park visitors to help them enjoy their surroundings.
You may dedicate a bench or tree in RB&W District Community Park in memory or in honor of an individual, group or corporation. Bench and tree sites are pre-determined in accordance with the City of Rock Falls RB&W District Master Plan and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A small brass plaque will be inscribed with your tribute and then mounted on the cement pad for benches and a small cement pad with brass plaque in front of trees.
Opportunities for larger gifts, such as the amphitheater, water feature, bathrooms, boardwalks and other facility upgrades are available. Please contact Janell Loos for more information.
RB&W District Development
Rock Falls is on your way, no matter where your destination. We're centrally located between Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities to our southwest and Rockford on our northeast. At the crossroads of major state and interstate highways, Rock Falls is situated at the intersection of US Route 30 and Illinois Route 40 and is adjacent to Interstate 88 with two interchanges. From Chicago, Head West! Rock Falls, IL is two hours from Downtown Chicago and only one hour from the western Chicago suburbs
On May 5th 2016, Rock Falls Hotel Group opened the riverfront Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Rock Falls, IL. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites offers luxurious sleeping room, an exquisite indoor pool, a huge work-out room and a hot breakfast with comfortable seating area provided compliments to their hotel guests. Enjoy unwinding on the outdoor patio watching the local wildlife and the Rock River flow by. Close to both business districts in Rock Falls and Sterling, only moments away from the Sinnissippi Dam Walkway and Hennepin Canal, complimentary Wi-Fi, plenty of parking and a staff that stands ready to serve you, should make your choice an easy one when staying in the Sauk Valley Area. Click HERE for more information on the Rock Falls Riverfront.