Splash Pads in the Southwest Suburbs

Move over backyard water table and sprinkler: splash pads are the perfect way to run off some energy while staying cool this summer. They’re a great way to cool down our kids without a trip to the neighborhood pool. We usually pack a picnic and some outdoor toys and make a whole day of it. Water shoes are always top on our packing list for the little ones, because some of the surfaces are a bit slippery. And we always have a robe or cover up-for our down time to avoid a chill.

Splash Pads in the Southwest Suburbs

On average, the splash pads range from free to $5 depending on residency. Some do have breaks in the hours for cleaning or water conservation, so make sure you check the individual sites for information. Pack a lunch and check out some of the splash pads in the southwest suburbs!

Sprayfari Aquatic Park
11930 S Kostner Avenue
Alsip, IL 60803
Opens Saturday, May 26, 2018

Brent Hassert Park
19623 Renwick Road
Crest Hill, IL 60441

Fort Frankfort/Commissioners Park
22108 S. 80th Avenue
Frankfort, IL 60423
Opens Saturday, May 26, 2018

Splash Harbor
8997 Lyons Street
Hodgkins, IL 60525
Opens Friday, June 1, 2018

Millennium Park
18600 Harwood Avenue
Homewood, IL 60430
Opens Monday, May 28, 2018

Willow Walk Park
Bruce Road and Cagwin Drive
Lockport, IL 60441

Yunker Farm Splash Pad
10824 W. La Porte Road
Mokena, IL 60448
Opens Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Hibernia Park
Eagle Circle & Blarney Road
New Lenox, IL 60451
Opens for the season on Saturday, May 26th.

Walker Country Estates Park
299 Lenox Street
New Lenox, IL 60451
Opens for the season on Saturday, May 26th.

Memorial Park
102nd and Major Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Centennial Aquatic Center
9300 Nashville Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Opens Saturday, June 2, 2018

Village Green Park Splash Pad 
24121 West Chicago Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
Opening day will be in June, 2018

Volunteer Park 
1100 Murphy Drive
Romeoville, IL 60446

Boucher Prairie Park 
1649 Richfield Trail
Romeoville, IL 60446

For more locations, check out our list of splash pads in the Western suburbs, or find more outdoor activities to do with kids.

About the Author

Claudia Coyne
Having grown up in Palos Park, Claudia has a great love for the southwest suburbs and the hidden gems of the area. Claudia currently lives in Tinley Park with her husband and four children (two girls, ages 6 and 4 and two boys, ages 3 and 1). Cabin fever with four children can get rough, so they’re always looking for new and exciting adventures outside of the house! During the warmer months, you’ll find her and the family at the pool, out on nature walks, grilling in the yard, or at the zoo. And pick a park, any park… Claudia’s kids possess a magical super power of being able to detect the nearest park within a 5 mile radius, so there’s always a stop off on the way home to discover new playgrounds! When the cold comes, they like to craft, hibernate at the library or indoor play places, and play in the snow. In her tiny sliver of free time, Claudia enjoys sewing, photography, and baking.

2 Comments on "Splash Pads in the Southwest Suburbs"

  1. Where is the splash pad in the picture?

    • It’s Ty Warner Park in Westmont. We wanted to publish the article before the splash pads opened this year, but plan to add photos of southwest locations soon!

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