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Great Parks! Hawks Hollow Nature Playground in Geneva

Monday, Apr 14th, 2014 by

Hawks Hollow, which just opened in the fall of 2013 in Geneva, is designed to engage children in environmental learning. It features a child-sized bird nest and beaver lodge, log beam balance course, mud wall canvas, a wood stage, log seating, musical instruments, a pulley system and optic scopes for bird-watching.

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Great Parks! Island Park in Geneva

Tuesday, Aug 27th, 2013 by

Island Park in Geneva, Ill., is a wonderful spot for families looking to fish, picnic, play or take a bike ride or stroll along the Fox River. An old playground was replaced in the summer of 2012 while work was also being done to replace the northern footbridge onto the island. The new playground is rated for children ages 5-12, and it does have one high drop-off point. It features a couple of slides, numerous climbing opportunities and a rope structure strung between two sections of the playground. There isn’t a toddler playground, but there are toddler swings and a play “rowboat” for younger kids. This is also a great park if your kid loves trains, since either Metra or freight trains cross the railroad bridge quite often.

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Easy Outing: Cantigny in Wheaton

Wednesday, Jun 20th, 2012 by

Cantigny has a military museum, formal gardens and a golf course. It also regularly hosts all sorts of special events and classes, many that appeal to families, such as concerts, an Easter egg hunt, outdoor movies, an Independence Day celebration and more. It also has a playground and tanks that Chicago-area children have been climbing on for generations. However you categorize it, Cantigny is a gem in Chicago’s western suburbs.

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