Swim and Have Fun at Myers Lake Park in Rockford

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A Bit about Myers Lake Park

Myers Lake Park is a popular play spot for Rockford area families. Because it is such a large park (over 10 acres!) and has so much to offer, it is like a little spontaneous vacation for a day. And best of all, it’s FREE!

I love bringing my daughter here because as much as I love the big lake, I also love not having to drive to it to go to the beach. With shady picnic areas, a nice beach, fishing spots, and a fantastic playground, Myers Lake has it all. It even has bathrooms (with changing areas) that are close to the beach, which is super helpful with little ones!

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Myers Lake playground
Myers Lake Beach kids in water
Myers Lake girl with net

Tips for Your Trip from other Parents

  • What’s the shade/sun situation like? Plenty of both! Shady picnic and grassy areas, sunny beach!
  • Are there bugs? A few – bug spray isn’t a bad idea just in case as the trees can bring out the bugs.
  • Weekdays are best with kids. Weekends and evenings get much more crowded and can get more rowdy with adults and older teens.
Myers Lake girl in water

Myers Lake Park at a Glance

  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Beach
  • Restrooms and changing areas
  • Playgrounds
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Myers Lake playground 2

Myers Lake Park FAQ’s

Is this park good for toddlers?

Yes. The play structures have some toddler-sized equipment and the beach doesn’t have the waves like Lake Michigan, so it’s a lot easier for littles to splash away.

How are the bathrooms?

Myers Lake bathrooms

Bathrooms are clean and near to the beach and have changing areas. Bathrooms are open from 7 AM – sunset, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Are there picnic tables and grills?

Myers Lake picnic tables

There are several places to picnic around Myers Lake, with various picnic tables in shade and even a covered shelter.

Is there any shade?

Myers Lake trees

The lake has full sun, but you can find many shade trees throughout the park.

Can I fly a kite here?

Being a more wooded park, flying a kite wouldn’t be easy here.

Is there an admission fee?

Myers Lake Park and its beach are free.

When is this park open?

Myers Lake Park is open Memorial Day – Labor Day.

What is Parking like?

You’ll find two parking lots at Myers Lake, one closer to the entrance, and a second one right by the beach and play structures.

Have Tips or Questions about Myers Lake Park?

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Myers Lake girl on slide

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