Patriots Gateway Community Center


615 S. 5th Street

Rockford, IL 61104

Phone: 815-967-0413


Acting Director

Rev. Dr. Michael E. Thomas

Phone: 815-967-0413

Fax: 815-316-3024


After School Director, Jeff Carlson

Phone: 815-967-0413


Site Director

Janice Forrest

Phone: 815-967-0413


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Parking is available in the lot along the South side of the building, and directly across from the main entrance. Both lots can be entered from 5th Street. 


The yellow-curbed street directly in front of the center should be used for pickup and drop off only. 


Please do not park in the main Zion Lutheran Church parking lot (just ovet the railroad tracks from the Patriots' lot).

Patriots Gateway Community Center

615 S. 5th Street 

Rockford, IL 61104

​Tel: 815-967-0413

​Fax: 815-316-3024   


"Reno Way"

Thank you to the City of Rockford for recognizing Roger Reno's contribution to Midtown and Patriots by giving Fifth Avenue the honorary designation of Reno Way.

Read about Roger Reno and his contribution to Patriots and the community