The newest addition to the Sensory Garden Playground in Lisle is open! There will still be additions to the Accessible Tree House, but the zig-zagging elevated boardwalk, treehouse, and slides are ready to enjoy.
The Sensory Garden Playground has made it into the 10 Best Playgrounds consistently over the past few years from all of your votes! It might be a little tricky to find it your first time, but follow the Sensory Garden Playground signs through the Navistar parking lot until you see the parking lot for the playground with the arch pictured below.
Even the walk from the parking lot to the playground is fun! In addition to the sculptural arch at the entrance, there is a horse sculpture that is musical as well. It’s a calming walk over the bridge and down the short winding path until you reach the clearing where your kids will have their pick of several areas to choose from.
This horse stable-themed playground is recommended for 2-to-5-year olds and also has sound and fragrance gardens and central gathering area. It’s tucked in the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Danada South Area located just northeast of Naperville and Navistar roads.
The Sensory Garden Playground offers something for all the senses – seeing, hearing, touching and smelling. Like the scent of the herbs in the fragrance garden, the sound of children playing on the large drums and chimes in the sound garden, the feeling of roaring through the air on high-back swings, and the sight of families gathering together and encouraging cooperative, side-by-side play in the central gathering space.
This playground is made possible by donations. To learn more and to make a donation, visit playforalldupage.org.
If your child benefits from using visual supports, Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation provides Sensory Garden Playground pictures in an image gallery that you can print. You can also download an app called “Visual Schedule & Social Story”, that will allow you to implement visual supports on the go.
Sensory Garden Playground
2751 Navistar Drive
Lisle, IL 60532