Introduction to Machesney Park, Illinois
Machesney Park, Illinois is 6 miles NE of Rockford, Illinois (center to center) and 74 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is in Winnebago county. The village is part of the Rockford metro area. The population of Machesney Park is 20,759.
Machesney Park History
The village of Machesney Park was settled in the early 1830’s. Originally, it was named "Harlem" by the early Dutch settlers. Later on, the area was renamed Machesney Park after the Machesney Airport, which founded by Fred Machesney in 1927. Until the 1950’s, the airfield was the main airport of Rockford. Machesney Park was incorporated in 1981 as a village.
Machesney Park and nearby Attractions
- Rock Cut State Park
- Anderson Japanese Gardens
- Burpee Museum of Natural History
- Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
- Forest City Queen at Riverview Park
- Magic Waters - Cherry Valley
Things To Do In Machesney Park
At Machesney Park, you can visit the Dennis Johnson Memorial Park, Schoonmaker Park, Rock Cut State Park, Williams Park, and Willow Creek Path. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Machesney Mall Shopping Center. The Anderson Japanese Gardens, one of the most valued attractions of Rockford, can be reached within a few minutes. The Rock River Discovery Park, Sinnissippi Park Golf Course, and Rockford Speedway are also nearby.
Machesney Park Transportation
Greater Rockford Airport is nearby.
Machesney Park Higher Education
Rock Valley College, Northern Illinois University, Kishwaukee College, and several other colleges and universities offers facilities for higher studies.