These Splash Pads and Spray Parks are Open Right Now

Splash pads are the perfect way for families to cool off in this summer heat. 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.

Click the links to confirm details about safety guidelines, modified hours or advanced registration requirements. Even with some unable to open this year, a great splash pad or spray park is only a short drive away.

Splash Pads in Chicago’s Suburbs

Splash around, cool off and enjoy the sun! Keep scrolling for both free and fee-based options.

Splash Pads in Chicago’s Western Suburbs: Open Now or Opening Soon

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

  • Admission: Free

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

  • Admission: Free

Martin Luther King Park
Farnsworth & Grand
Aurora, IL 60505

  • Admission: Free

Stuart Sports Complex
39W143 Jericho Road
Aurora, IL 60506

  • Admission: Free

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

  • Hours: Open daily from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Guests will sign up for a 2-hour visit.
  • Admission: $5 for kids ages 2+. Adults are free. Reservations must be made ahead of time by calling the number above.
  • Stand-alone structures with flowing, misting and jetting mechanisms while offering play space, entertainment, physical activity and family fun

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

  • Reservations for 1-hour visits begin on July 9, 2020, with the Oasis Water Park opening on July 13, 2020.
  • Hours: Weekdays from 11:30 am – 8:00 pm, and weekends from 11:00 am – 7:30 pm.
  • Admission rates: 10-visit passes for $60 residents/$80/non-residents. Non-residents will be able to register 24 hours ahead of time where space allows.
  • 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

  • Opens for the season on July 17, 2020. Due to limited capacity, Pelican Harbor is limiting admission this year to Bolingbrook Park District residents and current Pelican Harbor Annual Aquatic Members.
  • Admission for public swim is $10 for residents/members.
  • Interactive spray ground, lazy river, 4 water speed slides, drop slide, diving board, zero-depth entry pool for young children

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

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

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

  • Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (weather dependent)
  • Admission: Free

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

  • Hours: Monday – Friday from 12:30 pm – 7:00 pm, and Saturday – Sunday: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm.
  • Admission: Free

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

The Hub at Berens Park
  • Reservations must be made ahead of time for a 2 hours time slot. Click here for more information.
  • Admission: $6 for residents, $8 non-residents
  • 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

  • Admission: Free
  • 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

  • Hours: Open daily from 10:00 am – 7:30 pm. Two hour time-slots are allowed, and currently only available to Geneva Park District residents.
  • Open for open swim which includes the main activity pool and sprayground. Guests can also sign up for an open swim time at Mill Creek Pool.
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Moore Park Sprayground
877 Geneva Drive
Geneva, IL 60134

  • Hours: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Friday-Sunday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Admission: Free
  • Interactive fountains, water cannons, water arches, and bubblers

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

  • Hours: 9am to 6:30pm Monday-Saturday and 11am to 6:30pm Sunday. Reservations are required, available in 1.5-hour time blocks, and may be made up to 7 days in advance.
  • Admission is $3 for children ages 1-10 years old and $1 for adults.
  • 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

Northview Park Splash Pad
1131 McCarthy Road
Lemont, IL 60439

  • Hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. Guests are limited to 1 hour of play, with only 10 visitors at a time.
  • Admission: Free
  • Temperature checks will be taken by a gate attendance upon entering.

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

  • Hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm daily now through Labor Day.
  • A maximum of 50 people can be inside the splash pad at any given time
  • Admission: Free

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

  • Opening on July 14, 2020 with 90 minute reservations available
  • The water features in the splash pad are turned on days that the temperature is above 70 degrees. Water will be shut off during lightning, heavy storms, tornados and for repairs as needed
  • Touch the pump to activate the water for the water trough
  • Activate the water cannon and the ground misters by simply pressing a button

Splash Island
Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 990-4233

  • Reserve a 90-minute spot in open swim using the UPACE app, or reserve the entire facility for groups of up to 25 people.
  • 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

  • Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Bell-shaped spray feature, directional jets, and ground geysers.

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

  • Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Admission: Free

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

  • Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • 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

  • Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Visitors are required to exit the facility for 15-minute breaks throughout the day in order to sanitize the splash park.
  • 17 spray and play features

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

  • Hours: 10:30am – 6:00pm
  • Admission: $3 resident, $5 non-resident. Advanced registration required.
  • Spray Loops, dumping buckets, bubblers, cannons, water wheels, and a sand area

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

Ty Warner Spray Park, Westmont
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on weekends. Visits may be restricted to a 2-hour limit in order to keep crowd sizes under 50 people.
  • Admission: $3 Resident, $5 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
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Splash Pad at Lions Park
201 Park Street
Willow Springs, IL 60480

  • Admission: Free
  • Features cannons, geysers and rainbow-colored archways.

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

  • Hours: Open daily from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Small frog and flower sprayers and dumping buckets

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

Hobson Corner Splash Pad, Woodridge

Splash Pads in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs: Open Now

Sprayfari Aquatic Park
11930 S Kostner Avenue
Alsip, IL 60803
(708) 396-1133

  • Hours: Required reservations are for one hour, from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Guests can make two reservations per week.
  • Admission: $2 per person. Cash only.
  • Enjoy fun in the sun at this safari-themed splash pad.

Brent Hassert Park
19623 Renwick Road
Crest Hill, IL 60441

  • Hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, weather permitting.
  • Admission: Free

Fort Frankfort/Commissioners Park
22108 S. 80th Avenue
Frankfort, IL 60423

  • Hours: Open daily from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. July 20th and August 10th will be closed for maintenance.
  • Admission: $2.00 Residents and $4.00 Non-Resident. 10-visit punch passes for $10 are available to Frankfort residents only.
  • Geysers, cannons and spray features.

Willow Walk Park
Cagwin Drive
Lockport, IL 60441

  • Hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, weather permitting.
  • Admission: Free

Yunker Farm Splash Pad
10824 W. La Porte Road
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 390-2401

  • Hours: Beginning July 9, 2020, Yunker Farm Splash Pad will be open from 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm daily, with 90-minute reservation timeslots. Reservations must be made ahead of time.
  • Admission: $1 per resident, $3 per non-resident. All guests over 1 years old will be charged admission.

Hibernia Park
Eagle Circle & Blarney Road
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 485-3584

  • Hours: Open from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm daily.
  • Admission: $3/resident and $5/non-resident Parents and children under 1 years old are free.

Walker Country Estates Park
299 Lenox Street
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 485-3584

  • Hours: Open from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm daily.
  • Admission: $3/resident and $5/non-resident Parents and children under 1 years old are free.

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

  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free
  • Spraying frogs, a tire swing and tube slide.

Village Green Park Splash Pad 
24121 West Chicago Street
Plainfield, IL 60544

  • Hours: Open daily from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Admission: Free

Volunteer Park 
1100 Murphy Drive
Romeoville, IL 60446

  • Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm daily.
  • Admission: Free

Boucher Prairie Park 
1649 Richfield Trail
Romeoville, IL 60446

  • Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm daily.
  • Admission: Free

Delayed Opening or Officially Closed for the 2020 Summer Season

If your favorite splash pad is listed below, give them a call. Safety guidelines may have updated to allow them to open for a shortened 2020 season.

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

Phillips Park Splash Pad

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

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

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

  • Small slide and water sprays
  • For children 48″ tall and under
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Stevenson Park Spray Pad (Currently closed)
3101 Washington Boulevard
Bellwood, IL 60104
(708) 547-3900

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

Pryce Park Spray Pool
  • Gated spray park with water streams and a small slide

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

  • For children 60″ tall and under

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

  • Spray park area is located by The Living Coast
  • Check out Annie’s review of the Wild Encounters Exhibit and make a whole day out of the zoo!

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

  • 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.

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

Soehrman Park Splash Pad, Countryside
  • Splash pad with adjacent park
  • This spray park is not for toddlers and babies because the water comes out with fairly high pressure

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

Splash Harbor, Hodgkins
  • Tornado spinner, tumble buckets, water cannons, and several in-ground sprayers

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

  • Interactive water jets and giant, colorful flowers that mist water.

Gordon Park (Closed for the 2020 season)
Ogden Ave. and Tilden
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-1762

  • Gated spray ground with water coming from both the ground and a few structures

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

  • Small overhead spray and water play area with spouts and troughs

Sea Lion Aquatic Park (Closed for the 2020 season)
1825 Short Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 964-3410

  • 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 (Currently closed)
437 E. St. Charles Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-6127

Sea Lion Aquatic Park, Lisle
  • 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 (Currently closed)
820 S Finley Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 620-7322

  • Fountains of water from the ground and spray structures

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

  • Fountains of water coming from the ground

Cermak Family Aquatic Center (Closed for the 2020 season)
7600 W Ogden Avenue
Lyons, IL 60534
(708) 447-0715

  • 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

Heritage Falls Water Park (Currently closed)
101 Troxel
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-6263

Turner Park Splash Pad (Currently closed)
81 E Devon Avenue
Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 894-4200

  • Press blue button to activate water features
  • Bubblers and sprayers
  • Small canopy with picnic tables

Sunny Hill Splash Pad (Currently closed)
1480 W. Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL 60107
(630) 483-3010

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

Wynwood Fields Spray Park (Currently closed)
0S060 Wynwood Road
Winfield, IL 60190
(630) 653-3811

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!

We would love to see your pictures and hear your thoughts about any of the splash pads, what age groups you think they are best suited for, and what you like best about them. Use hashtag: #mykidlist

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of three children, ages 7, 5, and 2. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. Her three kids keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

3 Comments on "These Splash Pads and Spray Parks are Open Right Now"

  1. There is also a Splash Pad in Romeville.
    Boucher Prairie Park
    1649 Richfield Trail
    Romeoville, IL 60446

  2. Kristen Hoekstra | July 28, 2020 at 1:33 pm | Reply

    Wynwood splash pad is open now

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