Address: 2715 S. Main St., Rockford, IL

Hours: Through Labor Day 2022
Open daily from 9 am – 4 pm (last entry is 3:30 pm)

Cost: $8 per adult
$5 per child (ages 4-17)
Free for kids ages 0 – 3
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a part of the Museums For All program, an initiative which allows any individual or family that receives SNAP benefits (such as EBT or WIC) to visit Klehm at no charge by showing their card upon entry.

Klehm family memberships are $75 per year. More information on memberships can be found here.

The Children’s Garden splash pad and kid’s creek in Klehm Arboretum is located in Rockford, Illinois.

This splash pad and kid’s creek are nature themed with creek beds, fountains, pools and streams for kids to play in. The splash pad area has Astroturf so it doesn’t get slippery and the kid’s creek has lots of room for kids to explore. Be sure to go up to the top of the viewing deck to get a view of the whole area.

There is a bathroom in the nearby Clarcor Pavilion and some shaded trees and benches for parents to sit next to the splash pad.

The splash pad is located in Klehm Arboretum which has a variety of gardens including peony and ornamental grass.

Splash pad features include:

  • Rocks that can be climbed on
  • Standing water pools
  • Waterfalls
  • Stream bed
  • Spraying geysers from the ground

If you go, be sure to bring:

  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes
  • Water
  • Bug spray

Klehm Arboretum also has a special exhibit, Nature Connects made of LEGO bricks, available to view until September 11, 2022. Learn more about it here.

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