You may have read my review of the Round Lake Park District’s Children’s Neighborhood Museum back in August or visited recently on your own. If so, you’ve seen all the fantastic new updates that have taken place!
We recently visited the new and improved Neighborhood Museum, and I am happy to report that it still provides just as much entertainment to my two boys, if not more, with the new play areas.
Gone is the plastic jungle gym equipment and exercise machines from the back room, which now features an interactive fishing pond, library, and village hall pretend play area.
The construction zone workshop is now the neighborhood daycare pretend to play center, and the construction tools and equipment have been moved out into the main play area.
Also new is a more extensive jungle gym with two slides which was a big hit with my boys.
Old favorites like the fire engine, kitchen, grocery store, and gas station remain but have been spruced up with a new coat of paint. The same fun toys and props remain, but some new additions have also been added.
As a mom, it was nice to see the time and effort that Round Lake Park District put into cleaning up and redecorating this beloved play space for little ones aged 1-6. The fresh coat of paint, new curtains on the imagination stage, and general cleaning did a lot for this small but imaginative space. If you haven’t visited the Children’s Neighborhood Museum before, I highly recommend you stop in!
The Children’s Neighborhood Museum is located at:
Round Lake Area Park District – Children’s Neighborhood Museum
inside Robert W. Rolek Community Center
814 Hart Road, Round Lake, IL 60073
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by Dawn T. (Volo)
Dawn is a former 1st grade and early childhood teacher turned to stay at home mom to 2 boys Dawn and her boys love journeying around Lake County and the Chicago suburbs to check out new places to play, restaurants, farms, gardens, museums, or anything that might be of interest to families with young children.