My husband asked this past weekend if CoCo Key was still closed, and if you were wondering the same thing now that the kids are on winter break, the answer is yes. The water resort has been closed since August, and it looks like it will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

CoCo Key Water Resort at the Clock Tower in Rockford was condemned by the city of Rockford and closed by the Winnebago County Health Department until major safety and equipment problems were fixed, and the health department says they have not received any mandated updates on the maintenance progress.  According to the Rockford Register Star:

Steve Hsu, president of Beltway Hospitality, a Texas-based company that manages the hotel and water park, said violations are being addressed, but efforts to get CoCo Key up to code were stalled in October when broken temperature-control units caught on fire. The system will cost $200,000 and take four months to replace.

Hsu downplayed the violations and did not say why, for example, the park did not employ or contract a certified pool operator. He said the water being "too hot" as a major reason the resort had to close. "But that is a small problem."


Steve Hsu also said that Clock Tower management has been sending the health department updates on their progress, but the department says there have been no conversations since the resort was closed.

In summary, don't hold your breath for CoCo Key's re-opening anytime soon.