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“Awesome place for kids!”

Boo Rochman Memorial Park
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Carbondale
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

This park is absolutely great! It has castles that kids can climb in and tunnels to crawl through. It's a very clean and peaceful place for the kids to play. I would recommend it to anyone who has kids that are into castles and dragons. There isn't a fee to get into park but they do accept donations to keep the place up.

2  Thank jilliams618
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a private park dedicated to the son of a local businessman who was killed in a car accident near the location. It might seem like a bummer to start off your visit to see the plaque explaining the history of the park, but it isn't. It makes you appreciate your kids more and enjoy the fantasy land that is Boo Rochman's Memorial Park otherwise known locally as 'Castle Park'. I have many memories with my kids over the years visiting the park. I can't image any child not loving getting lost in the maze of tunnels in the castle or climbing over the dragon sculptures.

2  Thank devinmiller
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

our grandkids love this place. It is a castle made of wood and bridges and hidden passages. They love to crawl and run through the place again and again. they pretend to be knights and princesses. There is also a place where adults can sit and relax and watch if they are not into climbing and pretending.

3  Thank NiftySixties
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is an awesome park to take the kids. it is a memorial park ran off of donations. It has secret tunnels all through out the castle. i took my nephew here for the first time, and even I had fun.

1  Thank Ashly A
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