Park Series: Riverside Park AKA “The Rocket Park”

Riverside Park Rocket Park Neenah

If you’re in downtown Neenah and looking for a great, rubber surface playground for kids of many ages, look no further than Riverside ‘Rocket’ Park! Plain and simple: this park is AMAZING! Not only is the playground equipment fantastic and well-suited for older children (moms of gutsy little climbers, you may get a workout here), but the park itself is beautiful, nestled right on the Neenah Channel. And, the neighborhood is dreamy, too, from the classically beautiful houses, to the full size trees, to the gorgeous views of the channel. If you are up for a walk, you can even walk to the Neenah Lighthouse from the playground and look at Lake Winnebago.

READ MORE: Neenah Splash Pad, Park, & Playground at Washington Park

Riverside Park, Neenah At-A-Glance:

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What We Love About the ‘Rocket’ Park:

The playground here is incredible. Lots of people call it Rocket Park because it is designed to look like a NASA launch pad! There are three levels, and the two slides down from the top level are a ton of fun! This playground has something for every age group. It has a rock wall and another climby wall. There is a control tower at the top where you can pretend to fly the spaceship. There are also 2 vehicles to “drive”, a spaceship and a lunar rover. There is a little sand spot to the side for anyone who wants to get their hands dirty. There are also swings for different sizes and abilities.  There are plenty of benches and tables scattered throughout the park, so you can sit in the shade or sun! And, this is a perfect park to visit after a rainy stretch or in the spring because of the wonderful rubber surface (which also makes it relatively accessible, too).

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Nearby Fun

  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, 165 Nourth Park Avenue, Neenah, Wisconsin
    • Literally right across the street from Riverside Park! Come check out this FREE, family-friendly (all glass pieces are out of little hands’ reach) glass museum of wonder. They even offer classes and a fun little gift shop.
  • Neenah Public Library, 240 East Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah, Wisconsin
    • A wonderful community library with a children’s area, story times, to-go craft kits, and much, much more!
  • The Plaza at Gateway Park, 229 West Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah, Wisconsin
    • Swing by for a spin on the ice rink or to roast a marshmallow at the outside fire pit! Enjoy some time together on their outdoor patio in the summer, too.

READ MORE: A Family Day of Ice Skating at the Plaza at Gateway Park in Neenah

Nearby Coffee & Treats

  • Broken Tree Pizza, 124 West Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah, Wisconsin
    • Chocolate Shoppe ice cream and unique pizza menu
  • Lawlss Coffee, 124 West Wisconsin Avenue
    • Full coffee and tea menu with unique favorites like Caramello Lattes.
  • Shellattes, 330 North Commercial Street
    • Super cute and cozy cafe offering indoor/outdoor patio seating, coffee drinks & bakery, and an assortment of used books & antiques available for purchase
  • Dairy Queen, 450 South Commercial Street
    • All of the usual Dairy Queen treats and a menu of hot sandwiches and snacks. But the real star is their Archie’s popcorn. Get a big bag and thank us later.
  • Globe Coffee at the Plaza at Gateway Park, 229 West Wisconsin Avenue
    • Get a hot cup of coffee & cocoa, a charcuterie board, or all the s’mores ingredients you’ll need to get to roasting at their outdoor fire pits.
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