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Gathering on the Green Festival in Western Springs

The Western Springs Business Association (WSBA) will be holding its 23rd annual Gathering on the Green family event on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Tower Green in downtown Western Springs from 5-10pm! Gathering on the Green is a signature event in Western Springs and is a fun-filled evening of food, beverages, live music, entertainment, and activities for kids… all located on…

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Fenced-In Parks for Toddlers

A Kidlist reader recently requested a list of fenced-in parks and playgrounds where she could bring her toddler to play. We thought it was a great idea! The following fenced-in parks are great spaces to take your little ones to play without worrying about them taking off or running into the street before you can catch them. It’s not very…


Bird Haven Greenhouse and Pilcher Park Nature Center

If you find yourself near Joliet or would like a change of scenery, check out the Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory and Pilcher Park Nature Center! A reader recently mentioned Pilcher Park as being a great kid-friendly area and we just happened to be in Joliet today to meet a baby lovebird that we might get as a pet. (Click here to see…


What Are Your Favorite Parks and Playgrounds?

Share your picks for park and playground below, including Best Parks for Toddlers, Best Mulch-Free (Mud-Free) Playgrounds, Best Parks with Walking Paths, Best Parks for Elementary School Aged Kids, and Most Unique Parks and Playgrounds! In the past we compiled a list of everyone’s favorite all around parks and playgrounds (click here to see that list), but this time thought…