Multi-story nature-themed play structure surrounded by trees

Address: 1101 Big Hill Rd, Beloit, WI

Description: Located in Big Hill Park in Beloit, WI, the upper-level playground is nature themed with a multi-story play structure, two tunnels, staggered climbing steps, several slides, and a rock climbing wall.

Best for ages: 4-12

Features:

  • One large connected play structure
  • Large three story play structure with stair and climbing entrances and three slides
  • Climbing ladder
  • Faux wooden plank ladder climb
  • Leaf climbing pole
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Nature search built-in game
  • Two sets of monkey bars
  • Pull-up bar
  • Two tunnels to crawl through – one looks like a log
  • Faux wooden bridge
  • Fireman pole
  • Staggered faux log climbing steps with pole assists
  • Three slides –  one tall enclosed tube, one double slide, one small toddler slide
  • Swing set with two normal sized swings, two baby swings and one special needs swing
  • Large grassy space
  • Garbage cans
  • Concrete corn hole game
  • Pavilion with 5+ picnic tables in view of the playground

Sun protection: Y, the entire playground is shaded

Parking: 5-10 spaces in front of the playground

Playground structure materials: Metal, plastic

Ground/surface materials: Wood chips

Fenced in? N

Slides? Y, three slides

Swings? Y, five swings, two normal sized, two baby swings, and one special needs swing

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

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? Y, paved road throughout park and grass/dirt hiking trails throughout park

Stroller accessibility? N, you will need to offroad into grass to get into the playground

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?

Big Hill Park in Beloit, WI is a beautiful 190 acre park overlooking the bluffs of the Rock River. The park is home to two playgrounds and Welty Environmental Center which often hosts nature themed kids’ events. Both playgrounds are nature themed. The upper level playground is a large three-story play structure with several climbing features, two tunnels to climb through, three slides, several climbing features, and a swing set. The park is almost entirely shaded by huge trees that make it feel cool on a hot day. If you go to Big Hill Park, make sure to stop at the lower level playground and check out the gorgeous view of the river from the bluff viewing area.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • Packed lunch – There’s a pavilion with picnic tables nearby
  • Bug spray – There are a lot of mosquitos throughout the park
  • Bean bags – There are concrete corn hole games right next to the playground
Big Hill Park, Beloit WI
Upper Level Playground in Big Hill Park
Beloit, WI
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