Playgrounds and Parks With Sand

Kids love sand. But let’s be honest… sometimes we’re not in the mood to deal with that mess! 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.

A special thank you to our wonderful Facebook community who contributed to this list!


harvester park sand area

Harvester Park • 15W400 Harvester Drive • Burr Ridge, IL


ty warner park sand area

Ty Warner Park • 700 Blackhawk Drive • Westmont, IL


maryknoll park sand area

Maryknoll Park • 845 Pershing Avenue • Glen Ellyn, IL


veterans memorial park sand diggers

Veterans Memorial Park • 55 E Richmond Street • Westmont, IL


rehm park sand area

Rehm Park • 515 Garfield Street • Oak Park, IL


northside park zip line and sand

the sand area at Northside Park in Wheaton is behind the zip line in this photo

Northside Park • 1300 N West Street • Wheaton, IL


Walker Park • 7425 S. Wolf Road • Burr Ridge


Twin Lakes Recreation Area • 1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive • Palatine, IL


Camera Park • 101 E Fullerton Ave • Glendale Heights, IL


Wilder Park • 175 S Prospect Avenue • Elmhurst, IL


Know of a park with sand that isn’t on this list? Please comment below or email me at and I would love to add it.

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Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist in 2011 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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