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

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Are you feeling hot, hot, hot? Splash pads and spray parks 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. We have the biggest list of free and fee-based splash pads and spray parks near you!

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Splash Pads in Chicago’s Suburbs

Splash around, cool off and enjoy the sun! Keep scrolling for both free and fee-based options both in the west and southwest suburbs. Check out our splash pad map to find the closest spray park to you!

Splash Pads in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

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

  • Admission: Free
  • 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

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

Martin Luther King Park
Farnsworth & Grand
Aurora, IL 60505

  • Admission: Free
  • 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

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

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

  • Open mid-May until mid-August 
  • Hours: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
  • Admission: Free
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Opens June 9, 2021
  • Hours: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, daily
  • Admission: $2 per person

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

  • Opening on Memorial Day
  • Hours: Monday – Sunday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 1st time slot 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 2nd time slot 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Reservations will be required.
  • Admission: $10 for kids ages 2+. 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.

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

  • Open June – September 2021
  • Hours: June – July: Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. August- September: Monday-Friday 4:00-7:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm.
  • Admission: Free
  • 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

  • Open June – September 2021
  • Hours: June – July: Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. August- September: Monday-Friday 4:00-7:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm.
  • Admission: Free
  • For children 60″ tall and under

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

  • Open May 29 – August 6, 2021
  • Reservations required for 1.5 or 2 hour visits.
  • Hours: Weekdays from 11:30 am – 8:00 pm, and weekends from 11:00 am – 7:30 pm.
  • Admission rates: Residents: $5/visit, non-residents: $8/visit
  • 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

  • Open June 5 – August 18, August 21, August 22, 2021
  • Hours: Reservations required and include use of the water slides and activity pool. Guests will be able to register for two-hour time blocks (12:00 pm – 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm) on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Admission: $7 for residents and $10 for non-residents.
  • 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

  • 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!

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

  • Open May 28 through Labor Day weekend, 2021
  • Hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm daily
  • Admission: Free
  • 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

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

  • Opening Memorial Day 2021
  • Admission: Free
  • Splash pad with adjacent park

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

  • Open Memorial Day – Labor Day
  • 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
  • Open May 29 – September 6, 2021
  • Reservations must be made ahead of time for a 2 hours time slot.
  • 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

  •  Open May 29 – September 6, 2021
  • 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.
  • Admission: $8 residents, $14 non-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.

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: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm , Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Reservations are required, available in 1.5-hour time blocks, and may be made up to 7 days in advance.
  • Admission: $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

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

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

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

  • Open Memorial Day Weekend
  • Admission: Free
  • 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

  • Opens Friday, May 28 with regular hours (please note that May 29 has modified hours for their Memorial Day ceremony- opens at 12:30 instead of 10am)
  • Admission: Free
  • 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

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

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

  • Opens June 5 – August 15, 2021
  • Hours: Sunday-Saturday 11: 00 am – 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Admission: $7/Resident, $11/Non-Resident
  • Reservations required
  • 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 June 12, 2021
  • Advanced registration required.
  • Admission prices coming soon.
  • 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

  • Fountains of water from the ground and spray structures

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

  • Fountains of water coming from the ground

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

  • Open May 20 through Labor Day, 2021
  • Hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm daily
  • Admission: Free

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

  • Open May 15 – September 30, 2021
  • Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10:15-11:45 am, 12:15-1:45 pm, 2:15-3:45 pm; Sundays 1:15 -2:45 pm
  • Admission: Included with museum admission ticket price
  • 90 minute reservations required
  • 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

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

  • Open May 20 through Labor Day, 2021
  • Free

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

  • Open Memorial Day – End of September 2021
  • Reserve a 90-minute spot in open swim using the UPACE app
  • 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

  • Open Memorial Day – September 30, 2021
  • 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

  • Open Memorial Day – September 30, 2021
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Admission: Free

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

  • Open Memorial Day – September 30, 2021
  • 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

  • Open May 20 through Labor Day weekend, 2021
  • 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

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

  • Opens May 22, 2021
  • Admission: Free
  • Press blue button to activate water features
  • Bubblers and sprayers
  • Small canopy with picnic tables

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

  • Open day May 29, 2021
  • Hours: 10:30am – 6:00pm
  • Admission: Price sand new website coming soon . 2020 prices were $3 resident, $5 non-resident. Advanced registration required.
  • 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

  • Open June through Labor Day
  • Hours: Thursday – Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Managed by Carol Stream Park District

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

  • Admission: Free
  • Hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, daily
  • Button activated, located in the center of the playground

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

  • Opening May 29, 2021
  • Hours: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm on weekdays and 9:30 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

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 

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

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

  • Opening date and hours coming soon!
  • Admission: Free

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

Hobson Corner Splash Pad, Woodridge
  • Open Memorial Day – Labor Day
  • Hours: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, daily
  • Admission: Free
  • 25-person maximum capacity
  • 90-minute limit on playtime to allow fair for everyone

Splash Pads in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs: Open Now

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

  • Opening day TBD
  • 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

  • Opening May 29, 2021
  • Hours: Open Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday- Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Admission: $2.00 Residents and $4.00 Non-Resident, parents are free
  • Geysers, cannons and spray features.
  • Limit of 50 patrons, first come, first serve

Northview Park Splash Pad
1131 McCarthy Road
Lemont, IL 60439

  • Open May 29 – September 30, 2021, weather permitting
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Guests are limited to 1 hour of play, with only 10 visitors at a time
  • Admission: Free

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

  • Open June 1 – August 15, 2021
  • Hours: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm and on Wednesdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • 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.
  • Pre-registration is available at 12:01am the day of at: www.mokenapark.com

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

  • Open June 1 – August 15, 2021
  • 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

  • Open June 1 – August 15, 2021
  • 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 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Spraying frogs, a tire swing and tube slide.

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

  • Open May 29 – September 6, 2021
  • Hours: Open daily from 10:30 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

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

  • Opens June 5, 2021
  • Hours: Monday – Friday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm and 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Summer Pool Pass holders only). Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm and 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (pass holders only)
  • Admission: Resident/$6, Non-resident/$9

Delayed Opening or Officially Closed for the 2021 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 2021 season.

Cermak Family Aquatic Center (Closed for the 2021 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

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

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

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