Ideas for Outdoor Play

Great Outdoor Play Spaces in Our Area

Ideas for Indoor Play


Resources and Links


Great Outdoor Play Spaces in Our Area

Andersonville Park, 5233 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago Children’s Museum, 700 East Grand Avenue
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., 60614
Hawthorne Elementary Academy Park, 3319 North Clifton Avenue
Lakeshore Park, 808 North Lake Shore Drive
Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2045 Lincoln Park West
Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark Street
Millennium Park, 55 N Michigan Avenue
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue
Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue
Oz Park, 2021 North Burling Street
Ping Tom Memorial Park, 300 West 19th Street

Dwight Perkins Forest Preserve, Grant and Ewing Streets
Fireman’s Park, Simpson and Maple Streets
Independence Park, Central and Stewart Streets
Lighthouse Landing Park, 2603 Sheridan Road
Lovelace Park, 2740 Gross Point Road
Penny Park, Lake and Ashland Streets
Willard School, 2700 Hurd Avenue

Botanic Gardens, 1000 Lake Cook Road
Forest Way Grove Forest Preserve, Forest Way Drive and Dundee Road
Friends Park, Tudor Court and Vernon Avenue

Kohl’s Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Boulevard
Little Bear Garden Park, 2400 Chestnut Avenue
South Gate Park, Saratoga Lane and Monterey Drive
Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Road

Highland Park
Central Park, 125 Central Avenue (at the Lakefront)
Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road

Townley Field (near Kenilworth Police Train Station), 419 Richmond Road

Lake Forest
Lockhardt Family Nature Center, 350 North Waukegan Road

Morton Arboretum, 4100 Lincoln Avenue

Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel Street

Centennial Swimming Pool, 2300 Old Glenview Road
Community Playfield, 702 Locust Road
Community Recreation Park, 3000 Glenview Road
Earlywine Park, 14th Street and Wilmette Avenue
Forest Park, Forest Avenue and 18th Street
Gillson Park (2 playgrounds), Michigan Avenue and Sheridan Road
Harper School, 1101 Dartmouth Street
Keay Nature Center, Hibbard Road and Skokie Boulevard
Langdon Park, Chestnut Avenue and Sheridan Road
Mallinckrodt Park, 1960 Elmwood Avenue
Maple Park, 4th Street and Maple Avenue
McKenzie School (2 days), 649 Prairie Avenue
Shorewood Park, Elmwood Avenue and Green Bay Avenue
Thornwood Park, 2400 Thornwood Avenue
Vattman Park, 15th Street and Lake Avenue
West Park, 3555 Lake Avenue
Wheeler Park, Oakwood Avenue and Catalpa Avenue

Crow Island Nature Preserve, Euclid Avenue and Willow Road
Hubbard Woods Park, Greenbay Road and Merrill Street
Indian Hill Park, Wilson Avenue and Winnetka Road