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Jeremy Rochman Memorial Park. From Carbondale drive east two miles on Hwy 13, then turn south at the Wal-Mart onto Hwy 12/Giant City Rd. Drive 3.5 miles. Turn left, onto Homewood Drive to the parking lot. If you cross No Name Rd you've gone too far. "There is a sad story behind the magical kingdom, though. Local investment mogul Barrett Rochman built the park as a memorial to his teenage son. Jeremy "Boo" Rochman, an avid Dungeons & Dragons fan, died more than a decade ago in a car accident nearby. According to an article in the Southern Illinoisan, some of the statues in the park are based on painted figures found among Boo's possessions." - CNET
Great park, lots to explore and tons of photo ops. It was larger than I assumed from the photos. If you like D&D or fantasy in general, it's a must see. There's a couple Pokestops and gyms as well!
This park was totally awesome. My sons, 8, 11, & 19 loved it and so did I. I really enjoyed the artwork of the mosaic-topped benches and also the giant dragon.
This is an amazing free park for kids. A huge multi-level wooden and stone castle, complete with bridges, towers and dungeon, is the centerpiece. There is also a huge climbable concrete dragon, and several other statues, fountain, benches, etc on the grounds. There are port-a-potties, and a food trailer selling stuff during popular hours.
What a wonderful tribute to a loved son. The details in the figures were intricate, and don't forget to enter the wooden fortress... MUCH bigger from the inside! My friend & I got a bit lost in the myriad of rooms there were to explore, with a ton of details hidden throughout.
So cool! A lot of fun, very family friendly, but also neat for adult nerds, too
Place looks awesome! At first, we drove to Homewood Dr, and it was just a neighborhood cul-de-sac. The direction sucks; park ON the next street, No Name Rd.
Definitely worth your time! My son and I both love it! Beautiful, creative, adventurous!
GO GO GO! Super nerdy. Super fun. Super cute. Make sure to donate a few bucks to keep the park up and running. Had a great time running around with the puppy and taking pictures.
This place was amazing. Not only are the statues super fun but there are so many twists and turns to the wood castle maze. My friends and I had a blast and we are grown adults. We were even on our hands and knees crawling through some of the smaller tunnels. If you go and have a blast make sure to make a donation or head up to the house and buy a tshirt or something so this beautiful place and continue to spread joy.
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