Peaceful park surrounded by fields and trees with a medium-sized playground and long walking path loop

Address: 5650 Grove Hill, Rockford, IL

Description: Located in Rockford, IL near the intersection of Riverside and Mulford, Mulford Crest Park has a medium-sized play structure, swing sets, and a long walking path that loops around the playground and field.

Best for ages: 3-12


  • Medium-sized play structure with stair, climbing, and ramp entrances
  • Walking path connects to play structure’s wide ramp for possible wheelchair access
  • Bridge that moves/bounces
  • Metal zipline
  • Three rocking ride-ons
  • Twisted firepole
  • Chain climb
  • Steering wheel
  • Two slides (both twisty slides – one tall, one toddler sized)
  • Small tube to climb through underneath the play structure
  • Swing set with three normal sized swings, two baby swings, and one special needs swing
  • “M” shaped metal climbing feature
  • Large grass area
  • Long walking path circling playground and field perfect for scooters, bikes or ride-ons
  • Benches and picnic tables in view of playground
  • Garbage can

Sun protection: Y, some parts are shaded, some are in full sun

Parking: On street(s) including dead-end street (Grove Hill)

Playground structure materials: Plastic, metal

Ground/surface materials: Wood chips

Fenced in? N

Slides? Y, two sides (one tall twisty slide, one toddler-sized twisty slide)

Swings? Y, six swings (3 normal-sized, 2 baby, 1 special needs)

Picnic tables, benches or other seating? Y, 3 benches in playground, 2 picnic tables right outside playground

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? Y, long walking path circling the playground and field

Stroller accessibility? Y

Bathrooms? N

Drinking fountain? N

Food and drink nearby? N

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Mulford Crest Park is a secluded, quiet park far from street traffic. It is surrounded by fields of wildflowers and trees. While there, you may see butterflies, insects, and other wildlife. There is a large walking path that circles the playground and field. It is a great place to bring bikes, scooters, and ride-ons for kids to practice without the concern of cars.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • A packed lunch – There’s a picnic table where you can eat
  • Sunscreen/hats – Some of the playground is in full sun
  • Bikes, scooters, ride-ons, skateboards or roller skates – There’s a large walking path loop around the park
Mulford Crest Park Rockford, IL
Mulford Crest Park
Rockford, IL
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