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.
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!
The first in our new “Great Stops!” series is a playground located at the newly remodeled Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora. It has a rubber surface, benches to rest on – and is of course a great way to break up a shopping trip.
A combination visit to the Knoch Knolls Nature Center and nature-themed playground at the adjacent Knoch Knolls Park makes for a fun, cheap “easy outing” in Naperville.
The latest in our “Great Parks!” series is a special place that aims to accommodate play for children of all abilities. Come along for a tour of the Sensory Garden Playground in Wheaton!
The latest in the “Great Parks!” series offers a climbing loop, a classic tire swing and a great walking path — plus it’s close enough to the Aurora Public Library’s Eola Road branch to combine a park outing with a storytime!
The popular Moore Park Sprayground is located on the east side of Geneva, offers free admission and is open until Sept. 7.
Seven Gables Park in Wheaton offers a rubber cushion surface, great climbing opportunities for kids and more than 1.5 miles in paved walking/biking paths.
Lippold Park, located just north of the Red Oak Nature Center, is currently undergoing renovations to turn it into an “outdoor educational venue.” But with a nature-based playground and great access to the Fox River, it’s already worth a visit!
Kehoe Park, also known as “Rocket Ship Park” is a small, 1.5-acre neighborhood park in St. Charles. It features a modern playground, 1960s-era rocket ship slide, swingset, drinking fountain and a small gazebo with a picnic table. It’s great for kids who love pretending to be astronauts or space aliens. The playground is good for all ages, although the area aimed at toddlers is connected by a swaying bridge to the equipment aimed at older kids.