Free Entertainment and Snacks at the Next Kidlist Park Playdate

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The next Kidlist Park Playdate is next Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 3-4:30pm at Soehrman Park in Countryside! Join us for a juggling show from Sparkles Entertainment, free snacks from GoGo squeeZ, soccer goal shooting with a small prize from Pleasant Dale Park District, water and swag at the Kidlist table, a craft with Hodgkins Public Library, and giveaway from Springdale Eye Care.

Can’t make this one? Don’t miss the grand finale at Ty Warner Park! Click here for the details.

Keep reading for the features of Soehrman Park that you can enjoy, the park playdate details so you know what’s going on, where to park, and a spotlight on the Park Playdate Series sponsor, Springdale Eye Care.

Playdate Details

The park playdate will officially start at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Be sure to stop by the Kidlist and Springdale Eye Care tent by the front walkway for some giveaways and water. GoGo squeeZ will also be giving away snacks at their table. Then enjoy the playground, splash pad, and free entertainment. Here are the details on things you won’t want to miss.

Juggling Show from Sparkles Entertainment

We’re looking forward to the dynamic juggling performance in the lawn by the playground! Dave will incorporate some audience participation and amazing talent in his 45 minute show that will start at 3:30pm. The staff from Sparkles Entertainment are experts and we are honored to have them at all of our playdates, providing all kinds of free fun. (Click here to check out the full lineup and see what you have to look forward to!)

Snacks from GoGo squeeZ

Jorie from GoGo squeeZ will be handing out their delicious snack pouches. She has a great assortment for you to try! And if you get thirsty, there’s a cooler right by the Kidlist table filled with water.

Games with Pleasant Dale Park District

Shoot soccer goals in the lawn for a chance to win prizes! Pleasant Dale Park District owns and maintains Soehrman Park and we are thrilled that they offered their park for this playdate. They will be there handing out info on future events and programs in addition to playing games with kids.

Craft from Hodgkins Public Library

Head over to the gazebo for craft time! The library will have various crafts for your kids to choose from while they enjoy the shade.

Overall Details

The Park Playdate is on Tuesday, August 9 from 3-4:30pm, but you are of course welcome to come early and stay later. Please note that this is not a drop-off event. We want to bring people together to make friends and have your kids play with parent/caregiver supervision.

Our park playdates will not have rain dates, so in case of inclement weather, individual playdates will be cancelled. If that happens, this article will be updated with “Cancelled” in the title, and we will post updates on Facebook and Instagram as well.


There is a parking lot for Soehrman Park with parking spots on the left and basketball courts on the right, but you can park on both sides for this event. There is also street parking on Hillsdale Road, which is on the west side of the park, accessible to the north. So if you enter the parking lot and can’t find a spot, turn left and make another left onto Hillsdale. Please adhere to any no parking signs, but you should be able to find a space to park on that street.


There is a permanent building with restrooms facing the parking lot.

About Our Park Playdate Series Sponsor, Springdale Eye Care

We partnered with Springdale Eye Care to make these playdates possible because they provide quality care and we love how involved they are in our community!

Dr. Tanya Halikias

Springdale Eye Care is a family-owned business in a gorgeous space on the corner of Wolf Road and 55th Street in Western Springs that just celebrated their 4-year anniversary! They offer comprehensive and personalized family eye care with the latest technology and stylish eyewear.

Dr. Tanya Halikias graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1999 with a bachelor of science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology. She received her doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2007 graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Halikias then went on to complete a post-doctoral residency in primary care and ocular disease at the Illinois Eye Institute. Adding to her vast experience, Dr. Halikias is a rare member of a select group of only approximately 10% of optometrists to complete a residency. She also is a clinical faculty member at the Illinois College of Optometry, training new generations of optometrists to provide better eye care for all.

Springdale Eye Care
5450 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 820-2020
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Features of Soehrman Park

Soehrman Park is a Kidlist favorite because of the splash pad, open land around the playground, and relaxed atmosphere.It also has nice winding paths that take you along plantings, exercise equipment, and wide open soccer fields.

Here’s what you have to look forward to when spending the afternoon with us at Soehrman Park!

The playground equipment is designed for children 5-12 years old, but there are features that little ones can enjoy too.

This splash pad is fairly new and has a great rubber surface, dumping buckets, and sprays of all kinds!

The exercise equipment is new and a nice place to relax in the shade.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Grand Finale! August 27 from 10-11:30am at Ty Warner Park…

Look forward to a summer of free fun!

Kidlist reserves the right to photograph and/or video this event and its participants. Photos and videos may be used on our website, in promotional material, and on any of our social media accounts. By attending this event you are giving permission for your likeness to be used.

Looking for more free things to do this summer? Head to our Guide to Free Summer Fun!

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