ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – Summer is almost here and people are enjoying the warmer weather at Rock Cut State Park.
Benjamin Koucherik traveled over an hour with his family to experience the great outdoors.
“It’s wonderful,” Koucherik said. “It’s so invigorating. The experience of the outdoors and the ability to try and enjoy life in the safe outdoors. It’s really rewarding and important, I think, for people to give themselves that release. .
The concession stand inside Rock Cut is now open and the public can once again rent boats and fishing gear.
“It’s good, when you can help people go out and have fun, presenting them with something new that changes their life, has a positive impact on their life,” said Kevin Versino of Rock Cut. “There are tangible, physical and emotional benefits to going outside. “
Versino adds that bringing kids to the park can help them develop a foundation they can build on for the rest of their lives.
“Being able to introduce the outdoors to my children is a skill and a passion that they will take with them forever, and I hope that if they choose to have children one day, that will pass them on to their children, ”Versino said. .