Rockford hosting ‘hydrant parties’ to help kids cool off

ROCKFORD (WREX) — With the temperature rising for the rest of the week, the City of Rockford is offering a new way to help kids beat the heat.

The city announced they will be hosting what they call ‘hydrant parties’ for children to help beat the heat.

It’s a new concept that was introduced by the Rockford Fire Department and the city’s water department.

The department created a large sprinkler system, which is connected to a hydrant. Hydrant Parties will take place in cul-de-sacs or in blocked off streets.

Here is when the hydrant parties are:

Wednesday, July 17:

Leather Court and Jefferson @ Fairgrounds (1-2:15 p.m.)
Highland Park @ Rural and Roland (2:30-3:45 p.m.)

Thursday, July 18:

Andrews Park @ Central and Sherman (1-2:15 p.m.)
25th Street Park (2:30-3:45 p.m.)

Friday, July 19:

Police District 3 Javelin and New Towne (1-2:15 p.m.)
Saturn Park @ Shiloh and Garrett Lane (2:30-3:45 p.m.)

The city says the goal is to help children cool off and have fun.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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