Unique playground in a gigantic riverfront park with beautiful scenery and lots to explore

Address: 1006 W Lincoln Ave, Belvidere, IL

Description: Located off West Lincoln Avenue in Belvidere, Kiddieland in Belvidere Park is a large playground with a balance step bridge, several Hurricane spinners, a bridge to the swing area and one old-fashioned metal slide.

Best for ages: 4-12

Features:

  • Three sections for play – large play structure, swing set area, old-fashioned metal slide
  • Large three story play structure with numerous stair, ramp, and climbing entrances
  • Climbing ladder
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Bridge made of moving balance steps
  • Balance steps with pole assists
  • Fireman pole
  • Twisted fireman pole
  • Metal zipline
  • Circular monkey bars
  • Hurricane spinner
  • Hurricane spinner monkey bars (3 in a row)
  • Pull-up bars
  • Space themed game with planets and moving rocket
  • Steering wheel at top of tower
  • Swinging rubber bridge
  • Crate stairs
  • Three rocking ride-ons
  • Bridge to swing set area
  • Standing bike pedals that can also be pedaled by hand
  • Five slides – one curved, one double, one tall enclosed tube, one tall straight, one tall vintage metal slide
  • Swing set with four normal sized swings, two baby swings, two special needs swings
  • Large grassy space
  • Garbage cans
  • Pavilion with 10+ picnic tables in view of playground
  • Frisbee golf nearby
  • William Grady Pool nearby
  • Bike path nearby
  • Basketball courts and baseball diamonds nearby

Sun protection: Y, some parts of the playground are shaded, some are not

Parking: 5-10 spaces in front of the playground, more spaces throughout the park

Playground structure materials: Metal, plastic

Ground/surface materials: Wood chips

Fenced in? N

Slides? Y, five slides

Swings? Y, eight swings

Picnic tables, benches or other seating? Y, four benches surrounding the playground, 10+ picnic tables in a pavilion in view of the playground

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? Y, there’s a bike path throughout the park and a sidewalk up to the playground

Stroller accessibility? Y

Bathrooms? Y, with sink

Drinking fountain? Y

Food and drink nearby? N

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Belvidere Park is a gigantic 105 acre park that you could easily spend a day exploring. There are multiple playgrounds within the beautiful park as well as three standalone swing sets with normal sized and special needs swings. Kiddieland playground has a large play structure with several unique features like a bridge made of balance steps, Hurricane wheel monkey bars, and a swinging rubber bridge. If your kids have never seen a vintage metal playground slide, there’s one here. There is also a pedestrian suspension bridge over the Kishwaukee River, a fishing pier, lots of beautiful trees, several sports fields, and a frisbee golf course.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • Swimsuits and towels – William Grady Pool is nearby
  • Packed lunch – There’s a pavilion with picnic tables nearby and several other pavilions throughout the park
  • Sports equipment – There are basketball courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and sand volleyball courts in the park
  • Bikes, scooters, and ride-ons – There is a bike path throughout the park
  • Frisbees – There’s a 9 hole frisbee golf course in the park
Kiddieland Belvidere Park Belvidere IL
Kiddieland in Belvidere Park
Belvidere, IL
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