Rivers Edge Recreation Center

Rivers Edge Recreation Center

Welcome to the Rivers Edge Recreation Center. A focal point of our Park District that was built in 2004 to meet the ever growing needs of Belvidere and the surrounding area. Rivers Edge is a 20,000 square foot facility that houses current Park District Programs and allows us room to expand with new ideas and events. Built right into the hill overlooking the majestic Kishwaukee River and scenic Belvidere Park, the Rivers Edge has numerous recreational opportunities to meet you and your family’s needs.

Rivers Edge Recreation Center has something for everyone. It is the site of our adult basketball and volleyball leagues, open gyms, indoor pickleball, martial arts, art programs, and others. Rivers Edge also has a large 35-foot indoor Rockwall and several Multipurpose rooms that are available to the public for rent.

open pickleball is back in 2023!



Pcf belvidere – our newest partners!



Rivers Edge Open Gym Passes

Please contact Rivers Edge at 815-547-9557 for current prices on the following Packages:

  • Riverside Ice Arena at Doty Park Pass
  • Open Pickleball Pass


Our wall has the look and feel of real rock and has three climbing routes set to challenge all types of climbers. The automatic belay system offers a safe and fun experience for all. You must be 35 lbs to climb. All climbers are required to sign a waiver before climbing. Parent/ guardian must sign if under the age of 18. Climbing wall rentals may trump open climb times so please call ahead for wall availability (815) 547-9557.


Looking for a new and exciting outing for church groups, business/corporations, schools, sports teams, or Scouts? Our group experience is a unique way to build a sense of teamwork, develop new skills or just have a lot of fun. To schedule, your event contact Taylor Kuchenreuther at (815) 547-5711 x200

Drop-in fees: $3/15 minutes; $15 unlimited climb. Rental fee: $75 per hour. Accommodates up to 30 people.


Looking for that special place to hold your family gathering, company meeting or birthday party? Check out the Rivers Edge. We now have 4 different multi-purpose rooms to rent, day or night. We can accommodate up to 96 people with our Multipurpose Rooms and serving kitchen. Tables and chairs are provided. Contact our friendly staff at the Rivers Edge at (815) 547- 9557 for more details.

Rivers Edge Room Rentals Capacity Hourly Rate Set Up Fee
Multipurpose Room With Kitchen 1-48 $50 $25
Multipurpose Room Without Kitchen 1-48 $40 $25
Rooms A&B Combined 96 Max $75 $25
Half Gym NA $50 NA
Full Gym NA $80 NA

Indoor Batting Cage

PLAY BALL! Tired of waiting for the weather to be just right? It’s always sunny at our field! This is a great way for your Baseball or Softball team to get a jump on the competition and keep your skills sharp. We provide everything except the team! Payment must be made at the time of your reservation. Call the Rivers Edge for more details at (815) 547-9557. Reservations are on a first come, first paid basis. Don’t wait too long; space will fill up!

Fee: $50 per hour