Beautiful park with a well-maintained playground, walking path, fishing lake and river view

Address: 218 S. Walnut St., Cherry Valley, IL

Description:

Baumann Park has a medium sized playground in great condition with several unique play features like a triple slide and rope spider web, a bike path, a lake where you can go fishing, and several sports fields and courts.

Best for ages: 2-12

Features:

  • One medium-sized two-level play structure with stair and climbing entrances
  • Toddler sized equipment and bigger kid equipment
  • Pull-up bar
  • Trapeze handles
  • Bouncy rubber bridge
  • Balancing steps with rope assists
  • Twisted fireman pole
  • Spider web climbing feature made of rope
  • Stand alone balancing steps
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Two slides – two tall straight slide, one tall triple slide
  • Swing set with four normal sized swings and two baby swings
  • Large grassy space
  • Nearby pebble pit
  • Nearby bike path
  • Nearby soccer fields
  • Nearby baseball field
  • Nearby lake for fishing
  • Nearby basketball court (closed as of 9/12/18)
  • Nearby tennis court (closed as of 9/12/18)
  • Nearby river path
  • Garbage can

Sun protection: N, the playground is in full sun

Parking: 5+ parking spots across from the playground and more parking throughout park

Playground structure materials: Plastic and metal

Ground/surface materials: Wood chips

Fenced in? N

Slides? Y, two slides – one tall straight and one tall triple slide

Swings? Y, six swings – four normal sized and two baby swings

Picnic tables, benches or other seating? Y, 4 picnic tables and a pavilion with 10+ picnic tables in view of playground

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? Y, there’s a 1.25 mile walking path throughout the park and by river’s edge

Stroller accessibility? Y

Bathrooms? Y, Porta Potty nearby and bathrooms near walking path

Drinking fountain? Y, near walking path

Food and drink nearby? Y, Baseball Tap, Valley Mill Pub and Grill and a Shell gas station are all within a 10 minute walk of the park.

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Baumann Park in Cherry Valley is an absolute gem. The park has a 1.25 mile paved path, a lake for fishing, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball and tennis courts, and a great view of the Kishwaukee River. The playground in Baumann Park is medium-sized with a play structure that’s perfect for toddlers and bigger kids. There are several cool features like balancing steps, a bouncy bridge, a large rope spider web climbing feature, and a triple slide. There is also a swing set and pebble pit where kids can dig in rocks. It’s a great place to spend a day.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • Bug spray – There can be mosquitos
  • Sunscreen – Some parts of the play structure get direct sunlight
  • A packed lunch – There are nearby picnic tables
  • Fishing equipment – There’s a lake where you can fish
  • Sports equipment – There are soccer and baseball fields, basketball courts, and tennis courts in the park
  • Bikes, scooters, and ride-ons – There’s a paved path throughout the park
Baumann Park, Cherry Valley IL
Baumann Park
Cherry Valley, IL
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