Playground Profile: SportsCenter Park

Round Lake Beach, IL

The SportsCenter Park is the host for our first stop on The Greatest Summer tour. Learn more and reserve your spot today!

I am a huge fan of multi-use sites. I love when I can combine one child’s activity with another or let a sibling be entertained while someone plays a game or practices. The Round Lake Area Park District’s SportsCenter is one of those facilities that has a little bit of everything and can entertain the whole family.

Round Lake Park District SportsCenter

Tucked away behind the shopping areas I’m sure you’re familiar with the almost 14-acre park features the SportsCenter complex, a natural area and open space, playground, soccer field, tails, and seasonally ice skating.

The SportsCenter is a 50,000 square foot facility and features regulation indoor soccer field, basketball and volleyball courts, as well as multipurpose rooms. They offer leagues, open gym, and facility rental.

Despite being not far from bustling roads and retail when we visited on an early Saturday morning it was not busy and felt very secluded. We could hear the frogs at the pond and there were cranes squawking at each other on the edge of the forest. It was really quite nice! We saw one family utilizing the trail that goes around the pond and otherwise it was empty.

The playground is large enough to entertain children of all ages. Two structures, one large and one small, are connected by climbing bars. There are additional climbing structures spotting the rest of the park including a small rock wall tunnel combination perfect for your youngest climbers.

There is also an interactive tractor that young truck lovers will love climbing and sliding on, rocking motorcycles and multi-user rocking/see-saw type structure.

Two large swingsets span the park and feature a tire swing, bucket swings, and regular swings.

While the park has no shade, surrounded by just a few young trees and massive fields, there is a sheltered area with picnic tables. There are also lots of benches all around the park and a table with a checkerboard on it for playing checkers or chess (bring your own pieces).

There are no restrooms at the park but the SportsCenter is across the parking lot with restrooms. The ground cover is woodchips. Come check it out with us on Tuesday, July 16 for the Water Carnival with the Child Development Center. It will be fun for the whole family!

The Greatest Summer – Tour Stop #1
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 – 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Passport to Fun – Water Carnival
Sports Center – Round Lake Park District
2004 Municipal Way, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
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Sports Center – Round Lake Park District
2004 Municipal Way, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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