ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners is asking the Park District hold off deciding the fate of the Sinnissippi Golf Course for another year, after being inundated with complaints about its proposed closure.
The Board of Commissioners will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16th at the golf course, at 2003 Arlington Avenue, to address the delay.
“Citizens are asking for more time to help be a part of the solution regarding the District’s current financial challenges and we are listening. Based on the outpouring of support, we have asked the District to hold off for one more year on any decisions regarding closing a golf course,” said Rockford Park District Board of Commissioners President Ian Linnabary.
The Rockford Park District may close the course to save money.
Since the announcement, community members have rallied to protect the course from closure.
The District announced it needed to make drastic cuts to achieve a balanced 2020 budget as it faces at $1.2 million deficit.