Splash Pads Still Open: September 2019

The end of summer 2019 is upon us, and one sure sign is the closing of pools and splash pads. But most years, September weather is still warm enough to enjoy days of summer sun and water activities! Luckily, these splash pads still have splash time into September for your little ones to enjoy. Happy splashing!

Splash Pads Open in September 2109

Free Splash Pads Still Open

Hobson Corner Park
2910 Hobson Road
Woodridge, IL 60517

Open through the end of October this year, weather-dependent.

  • Open daily from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Water coming up from the ground to delight kids of all ages. Bring buckets or cups to collect and dump water for added fun.
  • There are some picnic tables surrounding the fountains, but not many.

Ehlert Park
Congress Park & Elm Avenues
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 485-1474

Open through September 15, 2019, weather permitting

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday – Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Small pavilion nearby
  • Ideal for children ages 3-8, but older and younger children are welcome

Harvester Park
15 W 400 Harvester Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 920-1969

Open until September 8, 2019, weather permitting

  • Small splash pad with a few fountain sprays, make your own river with dams, sand area with conveyor belts, pulleys and pipes along with a zip line and play equipment makes this park unique.

Hawks Hollow Nature Playground
4038 Kaneville Road
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 262-8244

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Open until October 1, 2019, weather permitting

  • Hours: Dawn until Dusk
  • Hawks Hallow Playground is a part of Peck Farm
  • Sprayers and a water creek for kids to explore and manipulate the path of the water with rocks
  • There are no lights to use the water features at night even though the park is still open

Sunset Knoll
820 S Finley Road
Lombard, IL 60148

Open until mid-October, weather dependent

  • Fountains of water from the ground and spray feature

Water Spray Park
201 W St Charles Road
Lombard, IL 60148

Open until mid-October, weather dependent

  • Fountains of water coming from the ground

Andersen Park
824 N Hayes Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Open until September 30, 2019, weather permitting

  • Open daily 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Bell-shaped spray feature, directional jets, and ground geysers

Field Park
935 Woodbine Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Open until September 30, 2019, weather permitting

  • Open daily 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Playground and tot-lot in the park

Fox Park
624 S Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304

Open until September 30, 2019, weather permitting

  • Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Recommended for kids ages 2-12
  • The park has a tot-lot and sand play area.

Longfellow Park
610 S Ridgeland Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304

Open until September 30, 2019, weather permitting

Sunny Hill Splash Pad
1480 W. Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL 60107
Open until the end of September, weather permitting.

  • Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
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Wynwood Fields Spray Park
0S060 Wynwood Road
Winfield, IL 60190

Open until September 15, 2019, weather permitting

  • Hours: 10:15 am – 7:00 pm

Stuart Sports Complex
Route 30 and Griffin Drive
Montgomery, IL 60538

  • Staying open through Friday, September 13, 2019 because of the heat wave this week

Eola Community Center Park
555 S Eola Road
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 851-8990

  • This splash pad is usually only open through Labor Day, but is staying open through Friday, September 13, 2019 because of the heat wave coming through.
  • Hours: Sunrise – Sunset

Splash Pads with a Fee Still Open

Oak Brook Park District Splash Island

Oak Brook Park District Splash Island
Open Weekends Only in September

Splash Island is Oak Brook Park District’s outdoor aquatic playground! Admission fee includes access to Oak Brook Park District’s indoor Family Aquatic Center! Plan a pool outing and schedule some fun in the sun that is perfect for all ages. Splash Island features a zero-depth entry pool, slides, interactive features, dumping buckets, jets, and other spray features.

For little ones, there is a splash pad with bubblers and jets, featuring fun aquatic animals. The sundeck includes overhead shade, firepit, and separate covered picnic area.

Lifeguards on duty. Outdoor food and beverages are allowed (glass and alcohol are strictly prohibited). 

Daily Fees: Adult Resident: $10 | Adult Nonresident: $12 | Child & Senior Resident: $6 | Child & Senior Nonresident: $8

The Hub at Berens Park
493 Oaklawn Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through October 30, weather permitting.

  • $3.50 for residents, $5 non-residents, children 1 year and under are free with a paying adult
  • This park has batting cages, concessions, play ground, and mini-golf area.

Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape
Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540

The water features are turned on until September 30th on days that the temperature is above 70 degrees.

  • Entrance into the playscape area is included in your museum admission: $12/adult; $10/senior (62+); $8/youth (4-12). Under 4 years, Naperville residents (with proof of residency) and members are free
  • Touch the button on the pump to activate the water for the water trough.
  • Activate the water cannon and the ground misters by simply pressing a button.

Ty Warner Park Spray Park
700 Blackhawk Drive
Westmont, IL 60559

Open on Saturdays and Sundays from September 3-29, 10am – 3pm.

  • $3 Resident, $5 non-Resident, Adults are free (Cash and Credit accepted)
  • Great spray park surrounded by a sandy area and parks
  • Water shooting cannons, giant misting whale’s tail, 3 bucket sneaky soaker, mushroom cap water walls, waterfall dumping bucket, double barrel water cannon, multiple ground spray spouts

Looking for other water play ideas?

We would love to see pictures of your little ones using these Splash Pads! Please send us pictures, or reviews, and tag your pictures with the hashtag #mykidlist.

Please note that the Burr Ridge Village Center fountain is usually still on in September, but it is not running in 2019.

  • Little fountains spraying from the ground allow kids to run through the water or fill up buckets- whatever they feel like doing after some shopping.
  • Plenty of open green space to lay out a blanket
  • Don’t get your hopes up, it’s not huge and exciting, but kids absolutely love it.

About the Author

Kristen Sheehan
Kristen is a Burbank native who settled with her family in New Lenox in 2016. Kristen and her husband have three amazing children – two daughters, ages seven years and 20 months, and a four year-old son. She also has a furry shih-tzu baby, who is 11 years old. The kids are active and energetic, but Kristen enjoys providing a mix of structured play/activities and downtime at home. She is passionate about keeping her family healthy and happy. During the winter, Kristen likes to go sledding and skating – as well as experiencing indoor play spaces. During the summer, she loves getting outside with her family – playgrounds, festivals, fairs, picnicking, bike riding, and trips to the zoo. Her kids love helping in the kitchen, and Kristen enjoys cooking and baking with them!

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