Several play structures and a sand pit allows kids of all ages to play together in a picture-perfect location

Address: 2205 Ridge Ave, Machesney Park, IL

Description: Located in Machesney Park off of Mitchell Road in the Silo Ridge neighborhood, Price Park has a large play structure with many features, a toddler playground, swings, and a sand pit. A grain silo and beautiful rock and wood pavilion make the location a great place for photos.

Best for ages: 2-12


  • Large three story (~30 ft. tall) play structure with many methods of entry including stairs and rock climbing wall
  • Small toddler-sized play structure with tunnel, slide, playhouse, bridge, and fruit-themed climbing wall
  • Two tire seesaws
  • Two spinning poles
  • An “M” shaped metal climbing structure
  • A double rainbow shaped metal climbing structure
  • Rubber and metal climbing net
  • Balance circle
  • Fireman pole
  • Several bridges
  • Tire climb where kids can climb up to a platform through a stack of hanging tires
  • Tic-Tac-Toe game
  • Musical instruments – chimes and bells
  • Sand pit
  • Green space for running
  • Beautiful pavilion with five picnic tables
  • Benches in the playground
  • Garbage can

Sun protection: Most of the equipment is in full sun. There is some sun protection beneath structures and on benches in the center of the playground.

Parking: On street in neighborhood (dead-end cul de sac) and on small turn-in off Mitchell Road

Playground structure materials: Plastic, metal

Ground/surface materials: Wood chips on playground, sand in sand pit

Fenced in? Y, decorative wooden fence

Slides? Y, six slides (1 toddler, 3 enclosed tube slides, 2 regular slides)

Swings? Y, two normal sized, four baby swings

Picnic tables, benches or other seating? Y, five picnic tables in pavilion, four shaded benches in a circle in the center of the playground

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? Y, short sidewalk inside the park and longer path outside the park

Stroller accessibility? Y

Bathrooms? N

Drinking fountain? N

Food and drink nearby? N

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Price Park has unique climbing features, an extremely tall play structure with many steep slides, a separate play area for toddlers, a sand pit, and many nooks and crannies where kids can play a game of hide of seek. The park is beautiful with lots of trees and green space, the playground equipment is well-maintained and clean, and there are plenty of places to sit with the playground in view.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • Sunscreen and hats – Most of the structure is in full sun
  • Water – There are no drinking fountains
  • A packed lunch – There is a pavilion with five picnic tables
Price Park
Machesney Park, IL
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