Articles by Maggie McAllister

New Playground! Darien Community Playground

The new Darien Community Playground was completed in June 2018 and features a soft, rubbery surface. It is completely fenced in with an area with climbing equipment and another section with interactive play houses. The first section for older children has slides, places to climb and two spinning roundabouts where children can be pushed. The adjacent area is wonderful for…


Springbrook Nature Center in Itasca

Springbrook Nature Center is a small, quiet spot in the heart of Itasca. We went on a nice summer day and enjoyed exploring all that this beautiful place had to offer, including the trails, aquariums, bird sanctuaries, and more. Springbrook Nature Center in Itasca Springbrook Nature Center 130 Forest Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 773-5572 Springbrook Nature Center has three…