Top 10 Must Visit Splash Pads near Chicago

Splash Pads are water playgrounds usually located in parks and other recreation centers. They are perfect for kids looking to cool off from the summer heat. Your little ones can splash around in a puddled pool, play with misty water guns or face the epic tipping bucket. Scroll through to find the best Splash Pads in the Chicago area for your next refreshing summer adventure.

1. Adams Playground Park

1919 N Seminary Ave, Chicago 

Located in Lincoln Park, Adams Playground Park has a well-shaded playground area and splash pad. The fieldhouse also holds summer events, classes, and indoor activities for kids and adults.

2. Splash Pads in Oak Park

Splash Pads in Oak Park
Source: pdop.org

Oak Park has four locations with splash pads open to the public all summer long. All the splash pads are open everyday from 10am to 8pm. Click below for directions to all the Splash Pads in the Oak Park area.

3. Ty Warner Park Splash Pad

Splash Pad at the Park

700 Blackhawk Dr, Westmont, IL 60559

Ty Warner park is great for families with younger children looking to enjoy the warm weather. This 36-acre community park in the Westmont Park District has it all. From picnic shelters with grills, ball fields, walking paths, zip lines, to an awesome Spray Park; Ty Warner Park has something for everyone looking to enjoy the summer sunshine. Park hours are from 6am-10pm.

4. Skokie Water Playground

Skokie Water Playground

4701 Oakton St. Skokie, IL 60076

The Skokie Water Playground is one of the larger outdoor facilities in the Skokie Park District. Buy your 2019 Pool Passes today! Bring the kids for a dip into their 14,000 square foot pool, three big slides, and family friendly splash pad! Take the big red bucket challenge and brace yourself to get drenched by 300 gallons of water!

5. Buffalo Grove Spray N’ Play

Spray N' Play

951 McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

The Buffalo Grow Park District Spray N’ Play is one of the largest in the area. It have over 20 water toys, fountains, and a spacious picnic area. It’s an awesome place for birthday parents, family reunions, and special events. Located in the Mike Rylko Community Park, Spray N’ Play is now offering a 20-visit pass for $50.

6. Fosco Park Splash Pad

Source: Chicago Park District

1312 S. Racine Ave Chicago, IL 60608

Fosco Park is located in the Near West Community. It has an indoor olympic-sized swimming pool, fitness center, and two outdoor playgrounds including a splash pad. The park hours are everyday from 6:00am to 11:00pm. Also during the summer, families can attend Fosco Park’s day camps, fitness partnerships, and Movies in the Park Screenings.

7. The Living Coast at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo Splash Pad

3300 Golf Rd, Brookfield, IL 60513

The Living Coast at the Brookfield Zoo is an exhibit where kids can discover fish, corals, and even sharks and penguins. Next to the exhibit there is also a Splash Pad where kids can play and cool off from the summer heat! Take the South Gate Entrance on Golf Rd for quicker access to the Living Coast exhibit and Splash Pad.

8. Portage Park Water Playground

4100 N Long Ave Chicago, IL 60641

In the heat of summer, Portage Park is the place to keep cool. Its Olympic-size pool features a large deck for sunning, misting sprays, an interactive water play area with slide and diving boards. The park also contains a smaller heated pool.

9. Little Bear Garden Park

Garden Park

Patriot Blvd Glenview, Illinois 60026

Little Bear Garden Park is a gated park perfect for little kids. It has a climbing jungle gym for toddlers, a water mister, sand area, tiny garden maze, and rolling hills with porch swings. Plenty of shaded areas with restaurants and shopping across the street. Perfect for a mother and child date on a sunny afternoon!

10. Festival Park Splash Pad

132 S. Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

Festival Park has everything you need for some family summer fun. Along with their playground and splash pad, Festival Park also has access to the bike trail, fishing areas, and a relaxation garden. The splash pad area is open from Spring to Fall from 10am to 8pm depending on weather conditions.


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