Splish Splash in these Splash Pads in the Southwest Suburbs

Splashing in the sun is one of the best summer delights! When my eldest daughter was a baby, I quickly learned that splash pads are an awesome summer water alternative! They are a great way to stay cool in the summer sun, practice fine motor skills of filling and dumping cups, and enjoy a relatively inexpensive, if not free, activity. We usually pack snacks or a picnic lunch, water shoes (some surfaces can be slick), sunscreen, hooded towels, and a tote of cups and watering cans. We hope you enjoy splashing in these splash pads as much as we do!

Splash Pads in the Southwest Suburbs

On average, the splash pads range from free to $12 depending on residency, and if they are combined with a pool admission. Make sure to bring cash with you, as this is typically the only form of payment accepted. Some do have breaks in the hours for cleaning or water conservation, so make sure you check the individual sites for information. Pack up and check out some of the splash pads in the southwest suburbs!

Sprayfari Aquatic Park
11930 S Kostner Avenue
Alsip, IL 60803
Opens Friday, May 10, 2019
Hours vary by day. Check the website for information.
Daily fee includes use of pool, kiddie pool, splash pad and playground. Adult/youth (Age 2-54) $7R/$12NR, Senior (Age 55+) $4R/$8 NR, Evenings 6:00-8:00 pm $4R/$6NR, AM lap swim $3R/$4NR. Daily splash pad only fees (when pool is closed) $3R/$5NR.

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Brent Hassert Park
19623 Renwick Road
Crest Hill, IL 60441
The splash pad is open daily (weather permitting) from 10:00 am-7:00pm

Fort Frankfort/Commissioners Park
22108 S. 80th Avenue
Frankfort, IL 60423
Opens Saturday, May 25, 2019
Hours vary, with some Mondays and July 4th closed for maintenance. There are typically 2-3 sessions per day.  Between each session, the splash area is cleared and you must obtain a wristband for each session.
Admission is $1R/$2NR for children over age 2. Adults over age 21 accompanying children are free. A punch pass for Frankfort Park District residents is available, 10 punches for $5.

Splash Harbor
8997 Lyons Street
Hodgkins, IL 60525
Opens Friday, June 1, 2019. Hours vary by day.
Free to residents with Splash Pass ID.  Fee is $3 for NR, with punch passes available for purchase.

Millennium Park
18600 Harwood Avenue
Homewood, IL 60430
Opens Monday, May 27, 2019.  The splash pad is open 7 days per week, 10:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm, and 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Free to residents. NR fee is $5 per child, with coupon books available for purchase.

Willow Walk Park
Bruce Road and Cagwin Drive
Lockport, IL 60441
The splash pad is open daily, 10:00am-7:00pm.
Residents can turn the water on at the Splash Pad by moving their hand in front of the motion detector under small, east flower.

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Yunker Farm Splash Pad
10824 W. La Porte Road
Mokena, IL 60448
Opens Tuesday, May 28, 2019, with several timed sessions throughout the day, which varies based on the day of the week.
Session fee is $1R/$3NR, adults over 18 are not charged the fee, if they are accompanying a paid child. Children under 2 are free.

Hibernia Park
Eagle Circle & Blarney Road
New Lenox, IL 60451
Opening weekend May 25 & 26, 2019 from 11:00am-3:00pm. Starting June 1, 2019, the splash pad will be open daily 11:00am-6:00pm.
Fee is $1R/$3NR. Children under 2 are free.

Walker Country Estates Park
299 Lenox Street
New Lenox, IL 60451
Opening weekend May 25 & 26, 2019 from 11:00am-3:00pm. Starting June 1, 2019, the splash pad will be open daily 11:00am-6:00pm.
Fee is $1R/$3NR. Children under 2 are free.

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

Centennial Aquatic Center
9300 Nashville Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Opens Saturday, June 1, 2019.
Daily fees include use of the water slides, diving board, wading pool, splash pad, and sand volleyball court.
Admission fees: Infant (2 years and under) $4R/$6NR, Individual (ages 3-59) $8R/$13NR, Senior (age 60+) $7R/$11NR.  Evening open swim: Infant $3R/$4NR, Individual $6R/$11NR, Senior $5R/$10NR.

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Village Green Park Splash Pad 
24121 West Chicago Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
Opens May 25, 2019. Open daily 11:00am-6:00pm.

Volunteer Park 
1100 Murphy Drive
Romeoville, IL 60446

Boucher Prairie Park 
1649 Richfield Trail
Romeoville, IL 60446

Heritage Falls Water Park
101 Troxel
Romeoville, IL 60446
Opens June 1, 2019. Hours vary by day.
Admission is $6R/$9 NR.

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

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

2 Comments on "Splish Splash in these 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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