Award Winning Park

Magic Waters Waterpark
National Park & Recreation Awards

  • The Rockford Park District received the 2012 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Aquatics International Awards:

  • 2011 "Rated #4 Publicly-owned Waterpark in the Country"

World Waterpark Association Awards:

  • 2012 Best Press/Media Kit
  • 2011 Best TV Commercial
  • 2011 Best Poster
  • 2011 Best Employee Retention and Awards Program
  • 2010 Best Brochure
  • 2010 Best Employee Retention and Awards Program
  • 2010 Best Recruiting and Hiring Program
  • 2009 Best Employee Retention and Awards Program
  • 2009 Best Recruiting and Hiring Program
  • 2009 Best Training Program
  • 2008 Best Employee Retention and Awards Program
  • 2008 Best Recruiting and Hiring Program
  • 2008 Best Radio Commercial
  • 2006 Best Brochure
  • 2001 Sales Video
  • 1997 In-Park Promotional Event
  • 1995 In-Park Special Promotional Event

Safety Awards:

  • 2013 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award
  • 2012 Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award
  • 2011 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award
  • 2010 Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award
  • 2009 Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award
  • 2008 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award
  • 1993 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award
  • 1991 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award
Other Awards:

  • 2011 Big Squirt Funtastic Splash Award - for hosting a special Big Squirt Day of fun for guest activities and revenue
  • 2008 Festival of Lights Display - People's Choice Award - 3rd Place
  • 2002 One-Step At a Time – Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2001 What Rocks In The Rock River Valley - Best Place to cool-off
  • 2001 What Rocks In The Rock River Valley - Best Place for a Family Outing
  • 2001 What Rocks In The Rock River Valley - Best Place for a Birthday Party
  • 2001 What Rocks In The Rock River Valley - Best Teen Hangout
  • 1999 Rockford Park District Therapeutic Recreation –Recognition of Excellence welcoming facility for people with disabilities
  • 1999 Jeff Ellis & Associates – E&A Lifeguard Competition
  • 1994 Northern Illinois Building Contractors- Quality in Construction