Small neighborhood playground with seesaw, swings, and space to play sports

Address: 2175 Arnold Ave, Rockford, IL

Description: Located in Rockford off of Harrison near Charles Street, Mariposa Park has a two story play structure, swing set, bouncing spring feature, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a soccer field.

Best for ages: 3-12


  • Small two story play structure with stair, climbing, and bouncing bridge entrances
  • Monkey bars
  • Metal zipline
  • Metal bouncing bridge
  • Twisted fireman pole
  • One rocking horse ride-on
  • Two person see-saw
  • Four person bouncing spring feature
  • Play counter with magnifying glass built-in
  • Three slides –  one tall curved slide, one tall double, and one toddler
  • Two swing sets – one with three normal swings and a special needs swing, one with two baby swings
  • Large grassy space
  • Garbage cans
  • Tennis courts nearby
  • Basketball court nearby
  • Soccer field nearby

Sun protection: N, the entire playground is in full sun

Parking: 5 spaces in front of the playground, more parking on street

Playground structure materials: Metal, plastic

Ground/surface materials: Wood chips

Fenced in? N

Slides? Y, three slides

Swings? Y, six swings, three normal sized, two baby swings, and one special needs

Picnic tables, benches or other seating? Y, one picnic table in view of the playground

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? Y, sidewalk up to the playground

Stroller accessibility? Y, sidewalk up to the playground

Bathrooms? N

Drinking fountain? N

Food and drink nearby? Y, 10 minute walk to Culver’s or Mobil gas station.

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Mariposa Park is located in a quiet neighborhood in Rockford. The playground has a small play structure with stairs entrance and two bridge entrances – one climbing bridge and one bouncing bridge. The playground also has a rocking horse ride-on, two person see-saw, swings including a special needs swings, and a unique four person bouncing spring feature that we haven’t seen on any other playgrounds. There are also basketball hoops with nets, a soccer field, and tennis courts as well as a large grassy area.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • Sunscreen and hats – The playground is in full sun

Please note: The bouncing spring feature has a few sharp pieces of metal poking out on one side. Please use caution when playing on this piece of equipment.

Mariposa Park, Rockford IL
Mariposa Park
Rockford, IL
Mariposa Park Rockford IL
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