Rocks State Park - Natural Play Space

Mid-Atlantic Climbers (MAC) Volunteers at Rocks State Park

This nature play space is located in the Rock Ridge picnic area of Rocks State Park, near the “King and Queen Seat”, a rock outcrop believed to be a ceremonial gathering place of the Susquehannock Indians. This play space will challenge the physical and creative side of visitors with miniature representations of the Parks unique assets.

A miniature rock climbing area, called the “Prince and Princess seat” allows for rock climbing and jumping on a kids size scale, while a digging area “Deer Creek Beach” represents the river’s edge. Other fun features include a private seating area, surrounded by a bamboo fence, an oversized bird’s nest, stump jumps, balancing logs and hollowed out logs for climbing through. Future plans include a small trail from the site, leading to an area where kids can “boulder” like the big kids on a smaller rock formation, as well as a water feature and more!

The play space was designed by park staff and installed with the help from Maryland Conservation Jobs Corps and a local Rock Climbing Club that frequently visits the park.

Stump climbing
Stump Climbing


Natural entrance
Natural Entrance


Beach play area
Digging Area

Natural seating area
Natural Seating


Prince and princess seats
Rock Climbing


Birds nest play area
Birds Nest

Our Partners

  • Maryland Conservation Job Corps (CJC)
  • Mid-Atlantic Climbers (MAC)