Summer is winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to check out a new splash park! Village Green Park in downtown Plainfield has a splash pad and is within walking distance of lots of great shopping and restaurants in the downtown area.
Name, directions and details, including hours and any admission charge:
Village Green Park is located at 24121 West Chicago Street in Plainfield. The splash pad opens the first weekend after Memorial Day. It closes after Labor Day weekend and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please note that there are some rules and restricted items:
- No skateboards, bikes or in-line skates.
- No pets, bottles or glass on splash pad.
- No running while on splash pad.
- Swim diapers are required for all children under the age of 4.
- Parental supervision is strongly recommended.
Q. Is the parking nearby?
There is free street parking around the park.
Q. Can you describe the splash park?
The splash pad isn’t huge, but it’s nice. There are two large arches and a bunch of different sprayers on the ground.
Q. What type of surface? Cushion, concrete, etc?
Q. Is there a playground near the splash pad?
Yes, there is a cute little playground right next to the splash pad. It’s all pretty close so my older daughter was able to play on the playground while my younger daughter played in the water.
Q. What was your favorite part? Least favorite?
I like how everything is in the same area so both kids can play at different areas, and I could keep an eye on both of them easily. The park isn’t too big so everything is pretty manageable for younger ages.
My biggest complaint was the lack of shade. There’s a few trees but they aren’t quite enough when it’s a really hot day.
Q. Does it seem like a park that might be especially crowded at certain times of day?
We went on a very hot morning, and it was pretty crowded but not so much that it was a problem. It’s a nice area, and there’s plenty of space for lots of kids.
Q. Are there public bathrooms? Is it indoor plumbing or a port-a-potty?
Yes, there are in a brick building nearby.
Q. Is there shade nearby for a picnic? Any picnic tables?
It isn’t right near the park, but there is a picnic shelter with tables not too far away.
Q. What ages to you feel this splash park is best for?
Most of the children there were probably 5 and under. It’s a pretty simple splash park, if your kid likes splash parks, I think it’s great for them!
Q. Can you describe your family’s experience a bit?
We actually stumbled across the park on accident. We were in downtown Plainfield to visit Benzie Design, a neat little felt store that is definitely worth stopping by! We pulled up to Benzie Design and saw the splash park across the street.
Since I didn’t know about the park I wasn’t prepared with swimsuits. It was a hot enough day though that my girls didn’t mind getting their clothes wet so they played for a bit anyways. They both were very excited to find a splash park, and I was happy because it’s something fun I can entice them with to go to the felt store with me.