Magic Waters: closed this weekend

Due to the very chilly weather, the Rockford Park District has decided to close Magic Waters. Time to find some indoor activities for the kids!

MAGIC WATERS CLOSED THIS WEEKEND, RE-OPENS SEPTEMBER 5 — Due to the weekend forecast for unseasonably cool temperatures, Rockford Park District’s Magic Waters Waterpark will remain closed this weekend. The waterpark is scheduled to re-open Saturday September 5 with normal operational hours of 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for the Labor Day holiday weekend; the park will close for the season after Monday, September 7. The end-of-season special general admission daily fee is just $10.00.* (*Not valid with other promotions; tickets must be purchased at the gate.)

Current season passholders who renew their pass by September 7, as well as those who purchase a new 2010 season pass, can do so for a discounted rate, and receive a free gift (while supplies last). For details on the season pass promotion, the park, and its amenities and attractions, visit or call 815-96-MAGIC (966-2442).


Posted under cold blast

This post was written by qni_it on August 28, 2009

5 Comments so far

  1. WI Weather Buff August 28, 2009 6:53 PM

    Yes, hmm. As I’ve posted here before, I’m kind of fanatical about using “natural” heating and cooling as much as possible.

    I don’t keep good enough (personal) records to say for sure, but I do believe this is a “personal weather record” for me – the earliest date (the first time it has occurred in the month of August, to the best of my memory) that I’ve had to reconfigure my house to maximize warming (the Winter configuration) rather than to maximize cooling (the summer configuration).

    When I saw this cool spell coming up I had it in the “neutral” configuration (just kind of “go with the flow”) but when I woke up this morning and realized it was pretty chilly in the house, and there wasn’t going to be much sun, no temps > 70 for several days, and a good stretch of consecutive nights in the 40’s, I realized I’d better switch to the “warmth preserving” config now or I’d be getting out the space heaters by Sunday night!

    Okay, maybe this isn’t all that exciting to anyone but me. (heh heh) I know that.

    But (with all the emphasis on “going Green” these days) an observation I’ve made many times in the years since I started getting serious about using “natural” and/or very low tech means to heat and cool my house: that project is so tied to the weather – it absolutely gives New Meaning to the idea of “living with” nature. It has made me a much more dedicated Weather Buff over the years.

    And for a “Green” Weather Buff … this Fall-like stretch of weather this early in the season is pretty remarkable!

  2. Jim H. August 28, 2009 10:18 PM

    so for tomorrow, whats the lowest ‘high’ max? another record to be broken maybe?

    we had i believe 3 or 4 days in july in the 60s. maybe 3 or 4 for august. thats nuts.

  3. WI Weather Buff August 29, 2009 3:44 PM

    Looks like the record low max temp is 63º for each of the last 4 days of August:

  4. WI Weather Buff August 29, 2009 3:46 PM

    Looks like Eric & Justin think Rockford might have a shot at the record low on Monday morning, which is 41º.

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