New Playgrounds

It’s so exciting when there are new playgrounds on the horizon! We have amazing parks systems and park districts in the west and southwest suburbs, many of whom are planning some great new spaces for our children. Here are the locations you can look forward to checkin out in the near future! We also included information from the past year below in case you haven’t visited those yet.

White Oaks Park in Wood Dale will be starting renovations soon and that project is slated to be completed in 1-2 years, so when it gets closer to the opening we will let you know.

You can also find a new playground in your area on our map by clicking here: Playground Near Me

New Playgrounds in 2018

Natural Playground: Prospect Park, Clarendon Hills

March, 2018
This popular park features a “natural” theme with bright and colorful green slides and climbing equipment.

photo courtesy of Clarendon Hills Park District

photo courtesy of Clarendon Hills Park District

photo courtesy of Clarendon Hills Park District

Upcoming Playground Completion Dates

May, 2018:

Cantigny Park, Wheaton

June, 2018:

Spring Rock Park, Western Springs

Darien Community Playground, Darien

Century Farms Park, Naperville (715 Sigmund Rd)

Farmington Park, Naperville (2331 Remington Dr)

Pembroke Park, Naperville (28 Pembroke Rd)

University Heights Park, Naperville (1315 River Oak Dr)

Yorkshire Manor Park, Naperville (1031 Buckingham Dr)

August, 2018:

Heritage Knolls, Frankfort

Conrad Fischer Park, Elmhurst

Fall, 2018:

Brentwood Park, Orland Park

TBD, 2018:

Oak Brook Park District will be installing a universal playground for inclusion and accessibility at Central Park. Construction will begin as soon as the Little League season is over.

Install dates for the Main Street Recreation Center and President’s Park in Glen Ellyn are still to be determined, but we will update you when dates are available.

New Playgrounds in 2017

We had the chance to check out some brand new playgrounds in the western suburbs and it was so fun to see what the park districts have been working on for the community! Photographs are included below so you can see all the fun you and your kids can have at these new playgrounds!

Euclid Square Park, Oak Park

September, 2017
This new playground was completed in September, 2017 and features a soft, permeable rubbery surface, two areas of equipment, and built-in mounds for climbing, which have quickly become a favorite. It is fenced-in with the exception of an opening near the adjacent tennis courts. There is also a small sled hill at this park, so you can look forward to that this winter!

Heritage Park, Oakbrook Terrace

October, 2017
The renovation of Heritage Park includes tennis courts, sand volleyball and a shelter, outdoor fitness equipment, a net climber, basketball courts and a large playground. There is a parking lot right next to the playground area, which makes it very convenient. The huge equipment is great for older kids, while the adjacent area is perfect for little ones!

Central Park, Wood Dale

October, 2017
The new Central Park features an array of new amenities including, a new interactive playground, walking paths, basketball court, picnic shelter, game court area, landscaping (trees and rain gardens), regraded play field, and benches.

photo courtesy of Wood Dale Park District


photo courtesy of Wood Dale Park District

photo courtesy of Wood Dale Park District

Plunkett Park, Elmhurst

November, 2017
This beautiful playground surrounded by trees features an Expression Swing, which is a swing with an adult and toddler seat so you can swing together, and artificial turf that is soft to walk on. There are two sections for different age groups. The park officially opens on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

More New Playgrounds

Summer, 2017
If you haven’t checked out Laidlaw Park in Western Springs, Lake Ellyn Park in Glen Ellyn, and Maple Park in Oak Park, you should because those new playgrounds were completed this summer and are tons of fun!

Interested in other cool parks and playgrounds in our area? We’ve scoped out other ones that are sure to bring a smile to your face!

Bison’s Bluff Nature Playground

Summerlakes Park – the American Ninja Warrior Playground

Map of New Playgrounds

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We also have great lists of different types of playgrounds depending on the ages of your kids and what you are looking for! Check out our full guide to playgrounds in the western suburbs, including mulch-free playgrounds, fenced-in parks for toddlers, parks with sand, a walking playground tour, best parks with walking paths, and the best parks for elementary school-ages kids.

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Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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