One of two playgrounds in beautiful Sinnissippi Park, this playground is perfect for grade school kids who love to climb

Address: 1401 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL


The medium sized playground in Sinnissippi Park has a circular obstacle course with balance steps, multiple monkey bars, and a large climbing ball. It also has a spinning ball, oval shaped crawling feature, and a 15-20 ft. tall double slide.

Best for ages: 4-12


  • One medium sized play structure with ladder and stair entrances
  • Large climbing area with balancing steps, balancing ball, monkey bars, spiderweb climber
  • Monkey bars
  • Trapeze monkey bars
  • One slide – 15-20 ft. tall steep double slide
  • Climbing oval feature
  • Pogo pole
  • Swing set with two normal sized swings, two baby swings and one special needs swing
  • Large grassy space
  • Garbage can

Sun protection: Lots of shade from many trees surrounding the playground

Parking: 5-10 parking spots across from the playground

Playground structure materials: Plastic and metal

Ground/surface materials: Wood chips

Fenced in? N

Slides? Y, one steep double slide

Swings? Y, two normal size, two baby, one special needs

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

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? Y, path leading to pavilion surrounded by wildflowers

Stroller accessibility? Y

Bathrooms? N, not nearby, but there are bathrooms within the park

Drinking fountain? N, not nearby, but there are drinking fountains within the park

Food and drink nearby? N

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Sinnissippi Park has two awesome, recently updated playgrounds. There is a toddler size playground and this playground for grade school kids near the Ethel Street entrance. Both playgrounds have new, brightly colored unique equipment. This playground has a ball that rocks and spins, a metal pogo pole, a steep double slide, and an obstacle course with monkey bars, balancing steps, and a balancing ball. The playground is shaded and there are two benches in view of the playground.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • Bug spray – There can be mosquitos and ticks
  • Sunscreen – Some parts of the play structure get direct sunlight
  • Bean bags – There are permanent cornhole boards next to the Twin Shelters
  • A packed lunch or stuff to grill – There are lots of picnic tables and several charcoal grills (bring your own supplies)
Big Kid Playground in Sinnissippi Park
Big Kid Playground in Sinnissippi Park
Rockford, IL
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