Awesome treehouse themed playground in a park with numerous sports fields and a bike path

Address: 11588 Cedarbrook Rd, Roscoe, IL 61073

Description: Located in Roscoe, off of Hononegah Road near Schnuck’s, Robert J. Cross Memorial Park (formerly Hawes Park) has several large treehouse themed play structures, multiple football, baseball, and soccer fields and a bike path throughout the park.

Best for ages: 2-12

Features:

  • Two playgrounds – one for toddlers and one for bigger kids
  • Large play structure for bigger kids with treehouse details including plank ladder, leaf steps, and a mounted tire
  • Large play structure for toddlers with a tropical treehouse theme, steps and climbing entrances
  • Several climbing features – tubes, rocks, steps, and ladders
  • Twisted fireman pole
  • Bouncy bridge
  • Bongo drums
  • Climbing tube
  • Balance beam
  • Steering wheel
  • Plank ladder
  • Rope bridge
  • Spiderweb rope climb
  • Realistic climbing rock
  • Two metal speakers
  • Seven slides (1 tall double slide, 1 small double slide, 1 small regular slide, 2 large twisted slides, 2 tall double slides)
  • Swing set with 4 normal sized, 2 baby swings
  • Numerous benches in view of playground
  • Grass area
  • Nearby walking path
  • Nearby baseball fields
  • Nearby football fields
  • Nearby soccer fields
  • Garbage cans

Sun protection: N, most of the playground is in full sun

Parking: Parking lot with 20+ parking spaces

Playground structure materials: Metal, plastic

Ground/surface materials: Wood chips

Fenced in? N

Slides? Y, seven slides

Swings? Y, six swings

Picnic tables, benches or other seating? Y, four benches in sight of playground

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? Y, long walking path around the park

Stroller accessibility? Y

Bathrooms? Y, two Porta Potties near playground

Drinking fountain? N

Food and drink nearby? N

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Cross Park has two large playgrounds, one that’s perfect for toddlers and another for bigger kids. Both playgrounds have treehouse themes with unique touches like slides that branch off from one another and faux plank roofs over the towers. There are seven different slides of various heights throughout the playgrounds. All of the equipment is in excellent condition. In addition, there are several sports fields surrounding the playground and a paved bike path that circles the park that would be perfect for scooters or bikes.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • Scooters, bikes, and ride-ons – There’s a bike path circling the park
  • Sports equipment – baseball, soccer, and football. There are several fields in the park.
Robert J. Cross Memorial Park
Roscoe, IL
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