Cool Off at These Splash Pads and Spray Parks in Chicago’s Suburbs

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Splash pads and spray parks are the perfect way for families to cool off in this summer heat, especially when young kids aren’t ready to swim. Young toddlers can explore the spouts and sprays, while big kids can drench themselves with dumping buckets. Some of these locations are even fenced in to contain your littlest runners. We have the biggest list of free and fee-based splash pads and spray parks near you!

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Free Splash Pads and Spray Parks with a Fee in the Western Suburbs

Blackhawk Park
W. Galena Boulevard & Blackhawk Drive
Aurora, IL 60506

  • Free splash pad
  • Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm daily
  • Turning on Memorial Day Weekend

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

  • Free splash pad
  • Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm daily
  • Turning on Memorial Day Weekend

Martin Luther King Park
Farnsworth & Grand
Aurora, IL 60505

  • Free splash pad
  • Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm daily
  • Turning on Memorial Day Weekend

McCarty Park Splash Pad
350 E Galena Boulevard
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 256-3730

  • Free splash pad
  • Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm daily

Phillips Park Splash Pad
1000 Ray Moses Drive
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 256-3750

  • Free splash pad
  • Open mid-May until mid-August 
  • Hours: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm daily, weather permitting
  • 13 jets and bubbles
  • Located in front of the Visitors Center
  • Easy splash pad to pair with a trip to the Phillips Park Zoo
Phillips Park Splash Pad

Stuart Sports Complex
39W143 Jericho Road
Aurora, IL 60506

  • Free splash pad
  • Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm daily
  • Turning on Memorial Day Weekend

Leiseberg Park Spray Playground
325 E. Devon Avenue
Bartlett, IL 60133
(630) 540-4800

  • Free splash pad
  • Hours: 11am – 7pm

Blue Heron Park Spray Playground
350 Blue Heron Way
Bartlett, IL 60133
(630) 540-4800

  • Free splash pad
  • Small slide and water sprays
  • For children 48″ tall and under

Stevenson Park Spray Pad
3101 Washington Boulevard
Bellwood, IL 60104
(708) 547-3900

  • Admission: $2 per person
  • Opens June 15, 2022
  • Hours: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, daily

Bensenville Water Park & Splash Pad
1100 W Wood Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
(630) 766-7015

  • Admission varies by age, day, and time; see website.
  • Opening on May 30, 2022
  • See website for hours.
  • Splash pad portion features stand-alone structures with flowing, misting, and jetting mechanisms.

Pyrce Park Spray Pool
16th & Wesley
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 749-4900

  • Free splash pad
  • For children 48″ and under
  • See website for hours
  • Gated spray park with water streams and a small slide
Pryce Park Spray Pool

Hett Park Spray Pool
19th & Cuyler
Berwyn IL 60402
(708) 749-4900

The Oasis Water Park
172 S. Circle Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 339-3568

  • Check the website for 2022 rates and hours; not released as of May 12, 2022
  • Mango Bay is a zero-depth entry leisure pool with geysers, spilling buckets, sprayers and water slides
  • Adventure Island has interactive water features for older children such as: water cannons, spray hoses, waterfall roof, spraydown shower, valves, and buckets

Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park
200 S. Lindsey Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 739-1705

  • See website for rates and hours, which both vary by day
  • Opens May 28, 2022
  • Interactive spray ground, lazy river, 4 water speed slides, drop slide, diving board, zero-depth entry pool for young children

Brookfield Zoo Spray Playground
8400 W 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 688-8000

  • Included with the cost of admission
  • Spray park area is located by The Living Coast
  • Check out Annie’s review of the Ice Age Giants exhibit and make a whole day out of the zoo!

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

  • Free splash pad
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily
  • 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

  • Free splash pad
  • 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.
  • Opens for the season on June 6, 2022

Soehrman Park 
Intersection of Willow Springs Road and Hillsdale Road
Countryside, IL 60525
(630) 662-6220

  • Free splash pad
  • Opening Memorial Day 2022
  • Splash pad with adjacent park
  • Don’t miss our Kidlist Park Playdate at Soehrman Park on August 9, 2022 from 3-4:30pm!

Festival Park Spray Park
132 S Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 531-7000

  • Free splash pad
  • Opens Memorial Day
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (weather dependent)

Fountain Square Park
1751 Gibson Drive
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

  • Free splash pad
  • Open Memorial Day – Labor Day
  • Hours: Monday – Friday from 12:30 pm – 7:00 pm, and Saturday – Sunday: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm.

The Hub at Berens Park
493 Oaklawn Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 782-4955

The Hub at Berens Park
  • Admission: $4/resident youth, $6/resident adult or non-resident youth, $8/non-resident adult
  • Open May 20, 2022
  • Nine water features and two Big Squirt filling stations. Big Squirts are refillable water toys that can be purchased at the equipment window.

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

  • Free splash pad
  • 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 Pool
710 Western Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-4542

Moore Park Sprayground
877 Geneva Drive
Geneva, IL 60134

  • Free splash pad
  • Interactive fountains, water cannons, water arches, and bubblers

Maryknoll Splash Park
845 Pershing Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-7888

  • Admission: $3 for children ages 1-10 years old and $1 for adults
  • Opens May 28, 2022
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am – 6:30 pm , Sunday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; open 10:00 am – 3:00pm on Memorial Day, July 4, and September 5
  • 12 spray pieces, including a water tower, rising flag, wet saloon, cactus, team spray, power launch pod, bell trio, water tunnel, aqua dome, water jelly, spray cannons, railroad crossing gate and zero-depth pad

Splash Harbor
8997 Lyons Street
Hodgkins, IL 60525
(708) 354-6563

Splash Harbor, Hodgkins
  • Admission is $3 for a one day splash pass and punch cards available at the main office
  • Opens June 1, 2022
  • Tornado spinner, tumble buckets, water cannons, and several in-ground sprayers
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 12-6pm, Friday-Sunday 10am-7pm

Gordon Park
Ogden Ave. and Tilden
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-1762

  • Free splash pad
  • Open Memorial Day 2022
  • Gated spray ground with water coming from both the ground and a few structures

Memorial Park
132 West Oak Avenue 
La Grange Park, 60526
(708) 354-4580

  • Free splash pad
  • Opens Memorial Day Weekend, 2022
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm daily
  • Small overhead spray and water play area with spouts and troughs

Dragonfly Landing
PrairieWalk Pond
Main St & Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 271-4100

  • Free splash pad
  • Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Open daily 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Interactive water jets and giant, colorful flowers that mist water.

Sea Lion Aquatic Park
1825 Short Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 964-3410

  • Opens May 28, 2022
  • See website for hours and prices
  • Two 50′ body flume slides, two drop slides, a vortex pool, splash playground, leisure pool with waterfall, sand play area, kiddie pool with slide, lap pool, zero depth pool, hot tub, water cannons, and lily pad attraction
  • Large open swim area that slopes upward to a zero-depth shallow end

Paradise Bay Water Park
437 E. St. Charles Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-6127

Sea Lion Aquatic Park, Lisle
  • Opens May 28, 2022
  • See website for hours and admission prices
  • Turtle Cove is the section for smaller children with fountains, island, and small water slide.
  • Many sections, including Hurricane Cove, a zero-depth pool with fountains, water sprays, whirlpool, body slide, bowl slide, speed slide, alligator water walk, diving boards, and drop side.

Sunset Knoll
820 S Finley Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 620-7322

  • Free splash pad
  • Fountains of water from the ground and spray structures

Water Spray Park
201 W St Charles Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 620-7322

  • Free splash pad
  • Open 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Fountains of water coming from the ground
  • Gated spray park area with restrooms and shaded picnic tables outside

Cermak Family Aquatic Center
7600 W Ogden Avenue
Lyons, IL 60534
(708) 447-0715

  • Opens May 28, 2022
  • See website for admission and hours
  • Lazy river, a large pool with a tunnel slide, sprays and dunking buckets and a splash pad with a toddler slide and assorted water works

95th Street Community Plaza Splash Pad
Next to the Naperville Public Library
3015 Cedar Glade Road
Naperville, IL 60564

  • Free splash pad
  • Open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends, 2022
  • Hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm daily

Rita (Fredenhagen) and John Harvard Early Learning Playscape at Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-6010

Wolf’s Crossing Community Park Splash Pad
3252 Wolf’s Crossing Road
Naperville, IL 60564

  • Free splash pad
  • Open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends, 2022
  • Hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm daily

Splash Island
Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

  • Opening day was not set as of May 12, 2022, but is planned for sometime at the end of May
  • Prices: $10/residents, $12/non-residents, children 2 and under free
  • Zero depth entry, interactive splash playground with three waterslides, bubbler jets, dumping buckets, water tornado, shooting water animals, separate splash park and eating area, firepit.
  • From Kidlist reader Corri: “The water is only 1.5 ft deep at the deepest part, it’s fully enclosed and there are lifeguards watching the kids. It’s a great compromise for when they want to go to the pool but you don’t want to be so on alert all the time.” Thanks, Corri!

Andersen Park
824 N Hayes Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 725-2000

  • Free splash pad
  • Open Memorial Day – September 30, 2022
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Bell-shaped spray feature, directional jets, and ground geysers.

Field Park
935 Woodbine Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 725-2000

  • Free splash pad
  • Open Memorial Day – September 30, 2022
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Fox Park
624 S Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 725-2000

  • Free splash pad
  • Open Memorial Day – September 30, 2022
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Recommended for kids ages 2-12
  • Park also has a tot-lot

Longfellow Park
610 S Ridgeland Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 725-2000

Prairie Point Splash Playground
4120 Plainfield Road
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 554-1010

  • Free splash pad
  • Exact date not set, but near Memorial Day 2022
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • 17 spray and play features

Otter Cove Aquatic Center
3615 Campton Hills Road
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 513-4377

  • Opening day is May 28, 2022
  • See website for hours and admission
  • Splash pad area features Spray Loops, dumping buckets, bubblers, cannons, water wheels, and a sand area

McCaslin Park Splash Pad Water Playground
27W650 North Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 784-6100

  • Free splash pad
  • Open June through Labor Day, 2022
  • Hours: Thursday – Friday 11:00 am – 6:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Managed by Carol Stream Park District

Spring Rock Park Splash Pad
4400 Central Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558

  • Free splash pad
  • Opens May 27, 2022
  • Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm daily
  • Button activated, located in the center of the playground
  • Don’t miss our Kidlist Park Playdate at Spring Rock Park on July 14, 2022 from 10-11:30am!

Ty Warner Park Spray Park
700 Blackhawk Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 969-8080

  • Opening May 27, 2022
  • Hours: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm on weekdays and 9:30 am – 4:00 pm on weekends
  • Admission: $4/resident, $6/non-resident, adults are free (cash or credit card).
  • Surrounded by a sandy area and parks, with picnic tables and umbrellas
  • 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

Splash Pad at Lions Park
201 Park Street
Willow Springs, IL 60480

  • Free splash pad
  • Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, 2022
  • Features cannons, geysers and rainbow-colored archways.

Willow Pond Park Splash Pad
Plainfield Road and Adams Street
Willowbrook, IL 60527 

  • Free splash pad
  • Open Memorial Day weekend, 2022
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, daily
  • Small frog and flower sprayers and dumping buckets

Wynwood Fields Spray Park
0S060 Wynwood Road
Winfield, IL 60190
(630) 653-3811
Note: In Google Maps, search for the name of the park, rather than the street address, which may take you to a residential neighborhood. The park is located at the intersection of Wynwood Road and Purity Road.

  • Free splash pad
  • Opens May 20, 2022
  • Open 10:30 am – 7:00pm

Hobson Corner Park
2910 Hobson Road
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 353-3300

Hobson Corner Splash Pad, Woodridge
  • Free splash pad
  • Open Memorial Day weekend through September, 2022
  • Hours: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, daily

Looking for other ways to cool off this summer? Local water parks and beaches are a great way to make it an all-day event!

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