The new playground at Prairie Path Park in Batavia features a very popular gravity rail along with lots of slides and unique climbing features. It is located near Rotolo Middle School.
Don’t put the swimsuits away just yet! Even with schools back in session, there are a number of public pools in Chicago’s suburbs open through Labor Day.
Blackberry Farm in Aurora makes for a wonderful outing for families, and I have two sets of four passes to give away to lucky Go West readers!
It would be hard to find an area park that offers more than Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles: Two playgrounds, an outdoor pool, a miniature golf course, native plant garden, paddlewheel riverboat cruises and so much more!
Water Wonders, located along the Fox River in North Aurora, is a spot where children can splash, wade and climb while learning about water conservation and the native landscape of Illinois.
Fairview Park is located just east of Randall Road in St. Charles, and it makes for a great stop to let your kids play for a bit while you’re running errands in the Randall Road corridor.
Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course event series for kids ages 5-16. The Illinois stop is in Crystal Lake on Saturday, June 24, and I have a code for you to save 20 percent off your child’s registration fee!
Mt. St. Mary Park in St. Charles features a beautiful riverfront setting, a great walking path, an arboretum and a playground with some of the tallest slides around.
If you’re looking to cool off your kids, but don’t want the commitment or expense of a public pool, here’s a guide to splash parks, spraygrounds and splash pads in Chicago’s suburbs. Many of them are free!
The Passport to Adventure program, sponsored by the Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Alliance, is a fun way to check out lots of new museums, nature centers, historical sites and more this summer.