New Park Alert! Wolf’s Crossing Community Park in Naperville

While the official grand opening is scheduled for spring 2021, Wolf’s Crossing Community Park is open! Along with the 95th Street Community Plaza that opened in early 2020, Wolf’s Crossing Community Park gives south Naperville another great space for families to have fun outdoors. You’re set for year-round fun at this new park, which boasts, among other things, a splash pad and sled hill. An outdoor ice rink will also be added as weather conditions allow. Some updates are still being done, and guests are encouraged to stay off the fragile grass, but you could make a fun-filled day out of your visit to Wolf’s Crossing Community Park in Naperville.

Wolf’s Crossing Community Plaza in Naperville

Playground Area

The playground area has something for children of all ages. Our favorite activity at any park is a zipline, so my girls were besides themselves to see one was installed. There are also a handful of swings if your children feel more secure on those instead. The main playground structure has a few different entry points, and slides of all sizes.

Next to the playground is an arching, climbing structure. My girls love the new web built at the 95th Street Community Plaza, so they were quick to hop on this one during our time at Wolf’s Crossing.

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The entire playground area is covered with a rubber surface making it comfortable for toddlers. (Note: the ground has steeper slopes in certain areas, so keep an extra eye on your newest walkers.) Near the main structure is a tot playground complete climbing steps and a slide.

To complete the toddler play area is a set of outdoor musical instruments. Children can play with drums and xylophones, which was a huge hit with my 2-year old.

Outdoor Fitness Course

Near the west side of the park, you’ll find an outdoor fitness challenge course. The equipment is similar to that of a ninja course, but is more difficult. Kids can challenge themselves in a way that’s different from a traditional playground setting. My 7-year old could follow along with the activities, but couldn’t reach certain parts of it.

Sports Fields and Walking Trail

The grounds of Wolf’s Crossing Community Park are home to a 1.4-mile walking trail. This is perfect for strollers and is also wheelchair-accessible. Guests are also encouraged to bring equipment from home to use on one of the many baseball fields, pickleball, tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts.

Year-round Fun: Splash Pad, Sled Hill and Ice Rink

Next to the playground, you’ll find a splash pad, with many sprays and spouts. This area is free to all guests and not enclosed. The sled hill is a great addition to the six other sledding hills found in Naperville. It will be ready for visitors next year, during the winter of 2021-2022. If the weather cooperates this winter, you’ll also find an outdoor ice skating rink at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park!

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Food and Restaurants

Wolf’s Crossing Community Park has a large, covered picnic area. Visitors are welcome to bring food from home and enjoy it in this space. There is nowhere on the premise to purchase food, but the park is a short 5-minute drive away from the intersection of Route 59 and 95th Street. There are fast food staples, as well as McAlisters, Panera, Mod Pizza, and many more great choices. You’ll also find a Jewel-Osco and Aldi for grocery needs.

Restrooms

While the permanent restroom facilities are being finished, guests have access to temporary bathrooms on the premises.

Recommended Ages

I think Wolf’s Crossing Community Park is going to be a local destination for families because there is truly something for everyone. From the tot park and splashpad to the full-size sports fields and outdoor fitness equipment, your littlest and biggest kids will find something they love to do.

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

We would love to see your family enjoying this great new park. Be sure to share your photos on Instagram with the 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.

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