Clean playground with newer equipment located in a beautiful forest preserve

Address: 9669 Atwood Road, Roscoe, IL

Description: Located in Roscoe, on Atwood Road near the Belvidere Road intersection, Roland Olson Forest Preserve is a beautiful park with a small two-story play structure and swing set.

Best for ages: 3-12


  • Small two-story play structure with stairs, climbing, and mountain shaped entrances
  • Curved climbing wall
  • Straight climbing wall
  • Spelling game built-in
  • Five wiggly platform steps with pole assists
  • Round/circle monkey bars
  • Hurricane spinner
  • Two slides (one tall curved slide, one shorter double slide)
  • Swing set with two normal sized swings
  • Large grass area
  • Picnic tables and pavilion in view of playground
  • Large pavilion with 15+ picnic tables in view of playground
  • Nearby trails into the preserve
  • Garbage can

Sun protection: N, the playground is in full sun, but there’s a small pavilion nearby

Parking: Y, 5-10 parking spots

Playground structure materials: Plastic, metal

Ground/surface materials: Wood chips

Fenced in? N

Slides? Y, two slides (one tall curved, one shorter double slide)

Swings? Y, two swings (normal size)

Picnic tables, benches or other seating? Y, 2 benches in the playground and 1 picnic table in the pavilion in sight of the playground

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? N, gravel path to the playground and grass trails throughout park

Stroller accessibility? Y, but you will offroad on gravel path

Bathrooms? Y

Drinking fountain? Y, pump well fountain

Food and drink nearby? N

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Roland Olson Forest Preserve is a beautiful natural park with a small, clean playground with newer equipment. The playground has several climbing features including a mountain-shaped entrance. There’s also a Hurricane spinner and a swing set. This is a great place to play for a while before or after taking a hike through the preserve. There are numerous trails throughout the park including one right behind the nearby bathroom.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • A packed lunch – There’s a picnic table where you can eat
  • Hats and sunscreen – The entire playground is in full sun
  • Walking shoes and bug spray – You can hike through the forest preserve after you play
Roland Olson Forest Preserve Playground Roscoe IL
Roland Olson Forest Preserve Playground
Roscoe, IL
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