Ultimate Guide to Parks and Playgrounds in the Western Suburbs

Nothing beats spending some time outside! And there definitely isn’t a shortage of parks and playgrounds in our area! No matter what age your kids are, you are sure to find great playgrounds for them to enjoy in our guides to the best parks and playgrounds in the western suburbs below. Click on any of the titles to see the full article.

Parks and Playgrounds

These are great lists that you can use to find what type of park you are looking for!

New Playgrounds
Stay up to date with what’s going on and enjoy a brand-new playground in our area.

Best Playgrounds for Elementary School-Aged Kids
We asked all of you for the best playgrounds for elementary school kids and you answered… There are special stories behind some of these play areas, so check them out and have fun!

Fenced-In Parks for Toddlers
Take your little ones to play without worrying about them taking off or running into the street before you can catch them.

Parks with Sand
Kids love sand. So whether you are seeking out parks with sand to please the kiddos and let their imagination run wild, or avoiding sand like the plague, you are going to want to check out this list.

10 Best Parks and Playgrounds in the Western Suburbs
Kidlist readers voted and came up with the best of the west! My kids and I had a wonderful time checking out all of the parks you suggested, took photographs, and played around to try everything out. There are even slideshows if you would like to see all of the features for each.

Walking Playground Tour in Oak Brook
Visit three different playgrounds as you walk along a peaceful, winding path. This article has a map and photos of each play area to enjoy.

Best Mulch-Free Playgrounds
You are going to love these colorful, mulch-free playgrounds! Check out the fun rubbery and soft surfaces in our area.

Best Parks with Paved Walking Paths
Take a walk on these paved paths and stop to play at the playground. Photographs and descriptions of the parks are included in this one.

Playground with Wheelchair Swing
Read more about the special playground in Downers Grove with a wheelchair swing.

If you are interested in more ideas for outdoor activities, check out Outdoor Activities for Kids in the Western Suburbs. We also have guides for each age group and you might enjoy our Guide to Splash Pads and Spray Parks.