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 common for parks around here to have fences, so I reached out to the experts… our local park districts! They were extremely helpful not only suggesting completely fenced-in parks, but giving other recommendations of partially fenced parks and playgrounds designed for toddlers so you can find somewhere fun to play. We are so fortunate to have wonderful parks, playgrounds, and park district staff that cares about our children!

Fenced-In Parks

Butterfield Park District

21W730 Butterfield Road
Lombard, IL 60148
This is a new fenced-in park by the main facility for the park district. The ramp leading up to the park is wheel chair accessible.


Water Tower Park

Brookfield and Maple Avenues
Brookfield, IL 60513


Irma Butler Playground in Robbins Park

415 W 8th Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
This park is right next to the Hinsdale Community House and has baby swings, ride on bouncing horses, a see saw, and playground equipment.

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Hillside Tot Lot

430 E Willow Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187


Wheaton Park District Community Center Playground

1777 S. Blanchard Street
Wheaton, IL 60189


Toohey Park

1900 Orchard Rd,
Wheaton, IL 60189


Randolph Tot Lot

300 S Grove Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
This park has a Zephyr train play structure.


Wehnonah Tot Lot

844 Wenonah Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304
This park has a car theme with cars to sit in and gas pumps to fill up.


Parks in Forest Park

The following “tot lots” in Forest Park are all fenced-in:
Lathrop North of Roosevelt
Remembrance Park: Randolph & Circle
Popelka Park: Thomas & Adams
Veterans Park: Circle & Lehmer
Reiger Park: Circle & 16th


Partially Fenced

Central Park

1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
This park is next to the Oak Brook Park District main building and is fenced off from the road. There is equipment for all ages, including toddlers.


Sunnyside Park

1120 Coolidge Ave,
Wheaton, IL 60189


Washington Park

835 Prairie Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
This park has been recently updated and has a toddler-age section.


Candy Cane Park

29th and Park Avenues
Brookfield, IL 60513


Fox Park

624 S Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304
This park has a fence on the Oak Park Avenue side.

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College Park

47 N Columbia Street
Naperville, IL 60540
This park is fenced on all sides, however one side has a wood fence that toddlers most likely could walk under.


Other Parks for Toddlers

The Woodridge Park District suggested the following parks for toddlers:

Community Center: 2600 Center Drive
Seven Bridges Park: 6516 Greene Road
Sunnyvale Park: 2019 Wheeler Drive
Westminster Park: 1320 Westminster Drive

Jaycee Tot Lot
445 N. Larch Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Fairfield Tot Lot
59th Street and Richmond Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Hillside Tot Lot
430 E Willow Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187

Papoose Tot Lot
887 Papoose Court
Carol Stream, IL 60188

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2 Comments on "Fenced-In Parks for Toddlers"

  1. Spring Park in La Grange is also a nice fenced in park! Located at the corner of 53rd St and Spring Ave.

  2. There is also a fenced-in tot park in countryside- not sure the name of it but it’s on the corner of bob-o-link drive and 7th Ave.

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