Colorful playground with swings, rock climbing wall and a huge spiderweb perfect for kids who love to climb

Address: 5689 Southdown Road, Roscoe, IL

Description: Located in Roscoe, IL, off of Swanson Road, Ralston Family Park is partially hidden behind houses and surrounded by cornfields. There are two play structures, one for older kids and one for toddlers, and many climbing features. The coolest feature is the 15 ft. tall spiderweb climber.

Best for ages: 2-12


  • Large, tall play structure with stairs and multiple climbing entrances
  • 8 ft. tall rock climbing wall with three sections
  • Three twisted 8-10 ft. tall climbing features
  • 15 ft. tall spiderweb climbing feature with reinforced ropes
  • Pedestal balancing steps with pole assists
  • “V” shaped metal climbing feature
  • Ladder climb
  • Pull-up bars
  • Twisted fireman pole
  • Bridge
  • Cashier window beneath play structure
  • Standing swing
  • Two walkie talkies
  • Four slides (two tall twisty slides, two toddler sized slides)
  • Toddler play structure with stair and step entrances, two small slides, and built-in maze game and bells
  • Swing set with four normal sized swings and two baby swings
  • Large grass area
  • Picnic table in view of playground
  • Garbage can

Sun protection: N, playground is in full sun

Parking: On street

Playground structure materials: Plastic, metal

Ground/surface materials: Wood chips

Fenced in? N

Slides? Y, four slides (two tall twisty, two toddler sized)

Swings? Y, six swings (4 normal sized, 2 baby)

Picnic tables, benches or other seating? Y, 1 picnic table in sight of playground

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? N, gravel path partially into the park that ends in grass

Stroller accessibility? Y, but you’ll need to offroad on gravel and grass

Bathrooms? Y, Porta Potty

Drinking fountain? N

Food and drink nearby? N

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Ralston Family Park is an awesome place for kids who love to climb. Almost all of the equipment connects which would make this place great for a game of “the floor is lava.” The play structure is tall, has two steep slides, and several climbing entrances. There’s also a three-sectioned rock climbing wall and a huge 15 ft. tall spiderweb that we’ve never seen anywhere else. Little ones can enjoy the small toddler-sized play structure and baby swings.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • A packed lunch – There’s a picnic table where you can eat
  • Sunscreen/hats – The entire playground is in full sun
  • Water – There are no nearby water fountains and this playground gets hot!
Ralston Family Park, Roscoe IL
Ralston Family Park
Roscoe, IL
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