The water taxi will
take festival goers from Martin Park, where parking is free to Beattie Park
across the Rock River. The boat ride costs $2 or
$5 will buy a 3-day pass. The Forest City Queen will run all weekend. Friday
and Saturday the last rides from the festival will be at 11:45 P.M. On Sunday
the last ride will be at 10:15 P.M. Organizers say the boat ride is a safe way
to enjoy the river and the weather.
District Operations Manager said "you don't have to worry about
manipulating around the festival grounds you can just park and hop on and we
drop you right off at Beattie
Park, which is just steps
away from a gate to get in."
The Rockford Park District
hopes to continue the water taxi during next year's festival as well.