Huge playground with lots of unique features for babies, big kids, and all ages in between

Address: 950 Alpine Road, Rockford, IL

Description: Located in Rockford, near the intersection of Alpine and Newburg Rd, Paulyground in Alpine Park has multiple play structures for kids of all ages, unique spinning features, a sandpit, swings, and a roller slide.

Best for ages: 1-12

Features:

  • Six areas of play – Baby section, toddler section, big kid section, sandpit, roller slide and rock steps, and swings.
  • Large play structure for bigger kids with multiple climbing structures and hanging seats
  • Medium play structure for toddlers with steps, climbing entrances and slides
  • Small baby play area with treehouse structure, rocking ride-on, and music feature
  • Sandpit
  • Several climbing features – metal bars, climbing wall, climbing net, and stacked climbing feature
  • Large merry-go-round spinner that can seat 5-10 kids
  • Circle spinner that kids sit in and spin (it will keep spinning until they stop it with their feet)
  • Two person seesaw
  • Spinning pole
  • Low hanging rubber swings beneath toddler play structure and in baby section
  • Play counter beneath toddler play structure
  • Two wiggle poles
  • Climbing ladders in various shapes
  • Long climbing ramp
  • Large rope and net climb
  • Binoculars at the top of the tower
  • Three slides (1 double toddler sized slide, 1 twist toddler sized slide, 1 large roller slide)
  • Swing set with 4 normal sized, 2 baby swings, and 2 special needs swings
  • Several benches and picnic tables in view of the playground
  • Grass area
  • Nearby pool
  • Nearby basketball courts
  • Garbage cans

Sun protection: Y, a lot of the playground is shaded, but the swings are in full sun

Parking: Parking lots (30+ spaces). One lot is shared with Alpine Pool.

Playground structure materials: Metal, plastic

Ground/surface materials: Rubber with colorful designs and sand in the sandpit

Fenced in? N

Slides? Y, three slides

Swings? Y, eight swings

Picnic tables, benches or other seating? Y, nine benches in view of the playground and four picnic tables in a nearby pavilion

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? Y, sidewalk around park

Stroller accessibility? Y

Bathrooms? Y

Drinking fountain? Y

Food and drink nearby? N

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Paulyground is a colorful, unique playground nestled in beautiful Alpine Park. There are several pieces of playground equipment here that we haven’t seen anywhere else including a merry-go-round that seats 10 kids, spinning cups that kids can sit in, very low hanging (2-4 inches off the ground) rubber swings, and hanging seats in the climbing-themed bigger kid play structure. There are many mature trees around the playground that provide a good amount of shade. Paulyground is a great place for kids of all ages; even babies have a place to play and rubber flooring to keep them safe! Bring your swimsuits and check out Alpine Pool, which shares a parking lot with Paulyground, while you’re there.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • Swimming suits and towels – Alpine Pool is located next to the playground
  • Basketballs – There are basketball hoops nearby
Paulyground Alpine Park, Rockford IL
Paulyground in Alpine Park
Rockford, IL
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