Rockford pools offer relief from summer heat

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — As temperatures are forecast to feel like between 100° and 105°, Rockford-area residents are looking for ways to cool down.

Many made stops at area pools on Monday.

Six Flags Magic Waters, 7820 Cherryvale N Blvd, had a full house as early as 11 a.m. The Rockford Park District’s neighborhood pools had people lines up at the doors, waiting to get inside and take a dip.

“It’s hot, and we want to enjoy ourselves,” said Michelle Cortinas as she relaxed at Alpine Pool, at 4310 Newburg Road.

Stateline residents were looking for any way to escape the heat Monday afternoon, as temperatures bumped up towards the 90° mark.

“It was hot,” said Destiny Sanders. “Mom didn’t want us to sit in the house and wanted us to be kids, so she took us out swimming.”

Swimmers were hauling inner tubes, flying down water slides, playing in the wave pool to cool off.

The admission price to Magic Waters is about $30 per person, which includes parking.

Rachel Kendziora, Marketing Supervisor at Magic Waters, said that on hot days, the admission price is worth it to guests.

“With this awesome weather, we’ve seen a great attendance here. The weather’s beautiful. It’s the perfect weather to spend your summer days in Illinois’ largest wave pool,” she said.

Other parks in Rockford won’t have you dipping into your pocket book: you’ll pay just under $5 at Alpine Pool, and Harkins Aquatic Center, at 910 Acorn Street, is completely free.

The Rockford Park District also has 14 spray pads throughout the city, in addition to its three public pools

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