The latest in our “Great Parks!” series is a spot that makes for a perfect “treat” for the kids when you’re running errands along Randall Road in Geneva or Batavia.
Name and address/location of the park and what park system it belongs to:
Eaglebrook Park is part of the Geneva Park District and it is located at Bent Tree Drive and Fargo Boulevard. The park is located off Randall Road, right behind the Starbucks. It’s a great stop if you’re running errands in the area, but it’s also got enough to offer to make a special trip just for this park.
Is the parking nearby?
The parking is on the street and requires walking through a field to get to the park.
Can you describe the playground? Anything special it offers?
The park is located next to a large baseball field and there’s plenty of space for running around. There are a good number of slides and swings and other random areas to spin around and play on. In terms of the actual equipment it’s fairly typical, but there’s a nice variety and it’s a nice location.
What type of playground surface? Cushion, mulch, sand, etc?
Yes, there are two play areas and one is smaller. My 2 year old was navigating it without any issues but it is a little bigger than some toddler areas at other parks, so it might not be the best for new walkers or really young toddlers.
Is there a paved trail or path good for walking or riding bikes and scooters?
Yes there is a path around the park and field in case you want to ride bikes or walk.
What was your child’s favorite part of the park? Least favorite?
We’ve been here quite a few times and my daughters both really love this park. It’s a great stop to split up shopping trips when we are running errands around the Randall Road corridor. There isn’t anything here they don’t like, but they both love the slides.
What was your favorite part? Least favorite?
The only complaint I have about this park is that it can get pretty muddy because of all the mulch. The slides are a bit tall for my 2 year old, so I do feel like I need to be extra vigilant, but she can really handle herself on everything here.
Does it seem like a park that might be especially crowded at certain times of day?
This is tucked back a bit and is more of a neighborhood park so I’ve never seen it extremely crowded. There are always several other families there when I have been, but I have never seen it really busy.
Are there public bathrooms?
I have been here in the past and there has been a port-a-potty. However, when I went early March 2016, it was not there. I’m guessing it will make an appearance later in the spring when the field opens for sports.
There aren’t many trees, so there isn’t a ton of shade when you are actually playing. But there is a nice little pavilion with picnic tables that you can sit under to get some shade.
What ages to you feel this park is best for?
I think this park is manageable for toddlers but also fun for older kids, especially because of the large field and all the space for running around.
Can you describe your family’s experience a bit?
We’ve been here quite a few times and we really like this park. It’s a convenient stop when we are already out. (It has the added benefit of being right near Starbucks so I can stop and get coffee before we go play!) We will definitely be making plenty more trips here this summer.