Rockford Park District Activates Spray Pads

ROCKFORD – Due to the expected high heat index today and tomorrow, the Rockford Park District will activate spray pads at certain area parks as a way of helping area residents beat the heat. The spray pads will be activated Monday, August 26, 2013, from noon to 5:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, unless it’s raining, from noon to 8:00 p.m. at the following locations:

• Beattie Playground
• Black Hawk Park
• Bloom School Playground
• Brown Park
• Churchill Park
• Dahlquist Park

• S. Henrietta Park
• Harmon Park
• Keye-Mallquist Park
• Liberty Park
• Washington Park
• Mandeville Park

Spray Pad Guidelines
Should a citizen want a spray pad to be activated, they should call 815-987-8800 (between Memorial Day and Labor Day) when the heat index is at least 85 degrees. When the heat index is at least 95 degrees, the Rockford Park District will automatically activate the spray pads from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. When the heat index is over 100 degrees, the Rockford Park District will activate the spray pads from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about a specific spray pad, please call Customer Service at 815-987-8800.


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