(including Chesapeake Sensory Plaza water feature)
501 E Churchville Rd.
Bel Air, MD 21014
While planning a trip to Bear Legacy Adventure Trails in March of 2021, I wanted to look up a few more fun spots so we could make a whole day of our trip to Bel Air. Little did I know there would be SO many options. When I saw this playground I knew it had to be on our list! We don’t have any wooden playgrounds close to us so this was something fun and different.
Rockfield Park has a HUGE sprawling wooden playground. There is a toddler side and a side for bigger kids. Multiple slides, a 3 level sand box stocked with toys (with a slide that goes into it!), sliding zip-lines, a tractor and barn yard on the toddler side, several swings, a musical area and much more. The play structures are like castles and have tons of maze-like passage ways and crawl spaces throughout. Though this is really cool, I was more comfortable to have a one-to-one kid to adults ratio here because its so easy to lose sight of your kid! If it wasn’t so freezing, my girls could have spent hours here. The silver lining of the cold was that we had the whole place to ourselves for the entire hour we were there.
The other aspect that drew me to this park was their Chesapeake Sensory Plaza. This is a new addition as of June 2020. It is modeled after the Chesapeake Bay watershed and is an interactive, hands-on water feature. It reminded me a lot of the water table at the Maryland Science center! Kids can build damns to adjust the water flow, play with buckets, splash in the water, etc. Obviously the water was turned off while we were there (33 degrees) but this looked SO awesome, we definitely plan to come back when its open!
This park had tons of grassy space and benches up on the hill, as well as a covered pavilion so you could bring a lunch and spread out. This was a perfect “destination playground” and should definitely be on your list if you are heading up to Harford County!
Just FYI, when I put the address in my GPS, to took me to the first entrance of the park by the sports fields. The playgrounds is further down Churchville Rd, right next to John Carroll High School.
ALSO, there are TWO huge wooden playgrounds in Bel Air and both have the word “creative” in their name 🤪 yes, I got confused and ended up going to both. 😂 This one is called Rockfield Creative Playground and the other is called Lyn Stacie Getz Creative Playground. Click here to read about our trip to Lyn Stacie Getz Playground!
🚽 Bathrooms 🚽: Clean permanent bathrooms right at the park entrance
👩👧👦Solo w/ kids?👩👧👦: depends on your comfort level – IMO it was hard to keep an eye on your kids here and I was happy to have help with me
🛒 Stroller friendly?🛒: yes
🦠Covid-safe🦠: It was empty when we were there, but I imagine this could get busy on nicer days
🅿️Parking🅿️: huge parking lot