Incredible playground with unique features and large play areas for both younger and older kids

Address: 2501 Palmer, Janesville, WI

Description: Located in Janesville, WI, Camden Playground in Palmer Park is a beautiful new playground with separate play structures for 2-5 year olds and 5-12 year olds, swings, merry-go-round, climbing wall, monkey bars, and several ADA accessible features including a wheelchair swing and ramp entrances to play structures. Within the park, there is plenty of green space for running around, two pavilions, a wading pool, and a kid zipline.

Best for ages: 2-12

Features:

  • Castle entrance with dragon and turtle statues
  • Multiple playhouses
  • Spinning pole
  • Seated Merry-Go-Round
  • 2-5 year old play structure
  • 5-12 year old play structure
  • 2 four-seat seesaws
  • Cow statute that can be climbed on
  • Small playhouse in young kid area
  • Two slides in the young kid play area including one roller slide
  • 4 swings – two baby swings and two double baby/normal-size swings that face each other so big kid/parent and baby can swing looking at each other
  • Small climbing wall into young kid area
  • Play structure with ramps for wheelchair access
  • 2 fireman poles (one twisted)
  • Hand pedaling feature
  • Metal zipline
  • Swing set with four normal size swings, two handicap accessible swings, and one tire swing
  • Multiple monkey bars
  • Climbing tube
  • Play area shaped like a ship with steering wheel
  • Animal-themed climbing wall
  • Four slides in the older kid area including one roller slide, one enclosed tube slide, and two standard slides
  • Zipline for kids
  • Green space for running
  • Nearby wading pool
  • Two pavilions with picnic tables, bathrooms, and drinking fountains
  • Benches throughout the playground
  • Shaded pavilion within playground
  • Garbage cans throughout playground

Sun protection: Playground is partially shaded, mature trees surround the playground

Parking: Large parking lot with 50+ spots

Playground structure materials: Plastic, metal

Ground/surface materials: Rubber recycled material throughout playground

Fenced in? Y

Slides? Y, six slides (2 in young kid area (one roller), 4 in older kid area (one roller, one enclosed tube)

Swings? Y, 10 swings – 2 baby swings, 2 double baby/kid swings, 2 handicap accessible swings, 2 normal sized swings, 1 tire swing, and 1 wheelchair swing

Picnic tables, benches or other seating? Y, two pavilions with picnic tables, numerous metal benches throughout the playground

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? Y, sidewalk into playground and throughout park

Stroller accessibility? Y

Bathrooms? Y, bathrooms in both nearby pavilions

Drinking fountain? Y, drinking fountains in both nearby pavilions

Food and drink nearby? Y, concession stand in pavilion near wading pool

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Camden Playground is one of the most unique and awesome accessible playgrounds in the Stateline area. This playground is a place where everyone can play together regardless of physical ability. The playground was renovated in 2016 so all of the equipment is in great condition. If you visit the playground and wading pool, you can spend the entire day here. It’s worth making the drive!

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • Swimsuits – Visit the wading pool while you’re there
  • A packed lunch – There are two pavilions where you can eat

**Note: Metal benches in playground can get hot.

Camden Playground in Palmer Park
Janesville, WI
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