Cute medium-sized wooden playground conveniently located in a major shopping area

Address: 6540 Garrett Lane, Rockford, IL

Description: Located off East State Street near Target and Schnucks in Rockford, Saturn Park has a medium wooden play structure with bridges and several slides, trapeze-ring monkey bars, and swings.

Best for ages: 3-10


  • Medium sized play structure with three levels, a wobble bridge, tunnel to crawl through, multiple entrances, and fireman poles
  • Wooden bridge that wiggles
  • Chain bridge with chain assists
  • Trapeze-ring monkey bars
  • Parallel climbing bars
  • Rope cargo net climbing entrance
  • Twisted fireman pole
  • Fireman pole
  • Enclosed tube/tunnel to crawl through
  • Steering wheel
  • Bubble window
  • Two seats beneath play structure
  • Two slides – one triple slide, one tall enclosed tube slide
  • Two swing sets – one with two baby swings, one with two normal swings – on opposite sides of playground
  • Picnic tables in view of playground
  • Large grassy space
  • Nearby bike path connecting to the Guilford County Forest Preserve, the LZ Peace Memorial, and Midway Village
  • Garbage can

Sun protection: Y, some of the equipment is shaded while other structures are in full sun

Parking: 10-15 spots on Trainer/Shiloh in front of playground

Playground structure materials: Wood, metal, plastic

Ground/surface materials: Wood chips

Fenced in? N

Slides? Y, two slides – one straight triple slide, one tall enclosed tube slide

Swings? Y, four swings – two normal sized, two baby

Picnic tables, benches or other seating? Y, two picnic tables in shade with a full view of the playground

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? Y, bike path up to playground connects to Guilford County Forest Preserve, the LZ Peace Memorial and Midway Village

Stroller accessibility? Y

Bathrooms? Y, Porta Potty nearby

Drinking fountain? N

Food and drink nearby? Y, 10 minute walk to Target, Schnucks, or Noodles and Company

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Saturn Park is a cute wooden playground tucked behind a major shopping center off of East State Street in Rockford. The play structure has three levels with several steps, climbing and ramp entrances, and an enclosed tunnel. There are two slides – a medium-height triple slide and enclosed tube slide. There are trapeze ring monkey bars and a chain bridge that requires good balancing skills to cross. After playing, you can walk the bike path into Guilford County Forest Preserve and stop by the LZ Peace Memorial to see the veterans memorial wall and a genuine Vietnam Huey helicopter.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • Packed lunch – There are several picnic tables where you can eat
  • Bikes, scooters, ride-ons – There‚Äôs a connecting bike path that makes a large loop through Guilford County Forest Preserve
Saturn Park, Rockford, IL
Saturn Park
Rockford, IL
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