Sheriff announces ‘No Wake Zone’ near Riverwalk construction site
Online Staff Report
Winnebago County Sheriff Richard Meyers announces the establishment of a “NO WAKE ZONE” on the Rock River near the construction site for the new Rockford Riverwalk.
The no wake zone is along the west bank of the river, behind the Rockford Art Museum, south of the Whitman Street Bridge and north of the Jefferson Street Bridge.
The zone extends in an arc along the bank and to a distance of approximately 150 yards out from the west shore along the area of construction.
Sheriff’s River Patrol personnel will be patrolling the Rock River Memorial Day weekend and will be enforcing the no wake zone and other watercraft rules and regulations.
River users are urged to use caution when operating on the waterways, especially in areas of hazards, construction areas, and no wake zones.
For current river conditions, and any further updates, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (815) 319-6300, or the Rock River information telephone line at (815) 316-8888.
Print This Article