Magic Waters Attendance Average Despite Above Average Rainfall

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- After virtually no rain last June we've seen a big difference this year. We're three inches above the average rainfall for the month.

The sun is out and the wave pool is full at Magic Waters, a perfect day to spend at the water park.

“I hope it stays like this because I want to come out here more,” Nolan Hartman, who spent the day at Magic Waters, said.

After days of rain T.C. Williams was ready to get outside.

“There's too much and it’s holding me in too much because I like to be outside,” Williams said.

Despite having to close early multiple times because of the rain, June attendance at Magic Waters is average, a big change from last year.

"June was 80 to 90 degrees all June long. Not one day of rain and we ended up with a beyond terrific June because it was such abnormal," Magic Waters Director Zack McIntyre, said.

But over at Sportscore One the rain left a lasting impact. The soccer fields are now a pond where the ducks swim, and the baseball diamonds look more like a pool. Dozens of games are cancelled or postponed and it seems like everyone is hoping for sunny skies.
“I think we'd like to enjoy the heat and the warmth, without the water though," Marianne Larson, Sportscore One and Sportscore Two Manager, said.

"80 degree weather, not too hot, not too cold," Williams said.

"I'm hoping days like this stay for everybody. It's great for the economy for people to be out here and swimming and it's great not to be in the house," Sunny Williams said.

Sportscore is expected to reopen early next week. Martin Park and Standfield Beach are also closed because of flooding.

Since the Rock River is above flood stage rides on the Forest City Queen won't be offered this weekend and the Ski Broncs show Friday night is cancelled.

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