Two play structures, imaginative features, and a small swing set in the Hononegah Forest Preserve

Address: 80 Hononegah Rd, Rockton, IL

Description: Located in Hononegah Forest Preserve in Rockton, this playground has two structures each with its own periscope, Hurricane spinner monkey bars, imaginative play elements, a small swing set, and a spinning pole.

Best for ages: 4-12


  • Two play structures – both preschool/grade school child sized
  • Medium sized three story play structure with stair and climbing entrances and one slide
  • Small sized two story play structure with stair and climbing entrances and two slides
  • Hurricane spinner monkey bars
  • Climbing wall with chain assist
  • Climbing ladder
  • Balancing steps
  • Steering wheel at the base of play structure
  • Two steering wheels at the top of play structure
  • Pattern built-in game
  • Play counter beneath the play structure
  • Enclosed tube to crawl through
  • Hole to crawl through
  • Two periscopes at the top of play structures
  • Standing spinning pole
  • Three slides – one double, two curved
  • Swing set with two normal sized swings
  • Large grassy space
  • Garbage cans
  • Pavilion with 5+ picnic tables somewhat in view of the playground

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

Parking: 10-15 spaces in front of the playground

Playground structure materials: Metal, plastic

Ground/surface materials: Wood chips

Fenced in? N

Slides? Y, four slides

Swings? Y, two normal sized swings

Picnic tables, benches or other seating? Y, five picnic tables in view of playground and pavilion with 10+ picnic tables somewhat in view of the playground

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? Y, sidewalk going into the playground

Stroller accessibility? Y

Bathrooms? Y, bathroom structure with non-flushing toilet inside, no sink

Drinking fountain? N

Food and drink nearby? N

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Hononegah Forest Preserve is a large nature preserve with many mature trees. The playground is deep in the preserve and is surrounded by trees, wildflowers, prairie grasses, and a large field. The playground has two play structures and a small swing set. The structures would be great for kids ages 4 and up. There are several imaginative play features like steering wheels, periscopes, and a play counter beneath the play structure. There are three slides and a spinning pole as well as Hurricane spinner monkey bars. This playground is peaceful and surrounded by beautiful views of nature.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • Packed lunch – There’s a pavilion with picnic tables nearby
  • Painted rocks – You can hide rocks around town for Rockton Rocks
  • Bug spray – There are a lot of mosquitos near the pavilion
  • Camping gear – You can camp here.
Hononegah Forest Preserve Rockton IL
Hononegah Forest Preserve
Rockton, IL
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