If you’re tired of your kids climbing your furniture, walls, and everything else in your house, it’s time to harness those monkey abilities and head to an indoor rock wall. While you can find rock walls at some outdoor playgrounds, the benefits of an indoor wall are numerous. Children will be harnessed, supervised, and taught how to do it safely. They also have padded landings and no mud!
Rock Climbing for Kids in Lake County
Hours, rates and availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact the facility before heading out to confirm all information. Little Lake County is not responsible for changes or omissions.
Hunt Club Park Community Center
920 N. Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee | (847) 623-7788
The community center has a 24-foot climbing wall; hours vary, so check the website. Children must be at least 6 years old and 40 inches tall to use it. Wall can be used for free by Gurnee residents and is $1 for non-residents.
1025 N. Old McHenry Rd, Lake Zurich | (847) 438-5300
The wall is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. For non-members, your first three visits are free; after that, you must join or pay the daily drop-in fee of $15 for adults and $10 for children.
Field House Sports & Fitness Center
Waukegan Park District, 800 Baldwin Ave, Waukegan | (847) 782-3625
Open climb hours are Monday and Wednesday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 1000 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and cost $5 per visit (free for members). You must wear tennis shoes and sign a waiver. Children must be at least 6 years old.
Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center
2004 Municipal Way, Round Lake | (847) 740-1111
The sports center has a wall and offers classes but does not currently offer open climb times. Call the center and ask about setting up an appointment. If you have really little ones there is a mini wall at the Neighborhood Children’s Museum.
Where is your favorite place to let the kids climb the walls?