The Big Playground is part of the Bach Elementary School playground property, located just west of the school on the block formed by W. Jefferson, Fifth St., W. Liberty and S. Seventh. It is nearly completely hidden by homes on the block and is accessed from a driveway on W. Liberty and one on Fifth, which is directly accross from the school. For years the entrances were unmarked, but there is now a sign reading "The Big Playground" over the Fifth Street entrance.
It was once a popular sledding venue for neighborhood children.
The Big Playground now features a mural designed by David Zinn.