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Blogs & Sites
Location: 2200 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL
Established in 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoological parks in the country, but it is a leader in terms of wildlife conservation, community education, and recreation.
Location: 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
Open year round, the winds off the lake make Navy Pier more of a summer pleasure than a winter one, but there's still much for families to do here even when those cold winds blow. Some of the f...
Location: 300 N. Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL
Garfield Park Conservatory is a fabulous place to learn about plants. From a replica of Monet's Garden to Horticulture Hall, the whole family can find special creations that teach about a wide ...
Location: 2318 N. Lavergne Avenue, Chicago, IL
Baseball and softball fields dot the grounds of this family-friendly park, as well as a basketball court, an outdoor playground and spray pool, and an indoor swimming pool. Programs are offered...
Location: 401 W. 123rd Street, Chicago, IL
West Pullman Park has indoor swimming and gym facilities, a fitness center, a baseball field, and tennis courts.
During the summer, it hosts a number of day camp programs; throughout t...
Location: Michigan Ave and Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL
Location: 29W310 North Avenue, West Chicago, IL
The main attractions at Sonny Acres start in the Fall, with a haunted barn, evening haunted wagon rides, a hay maze, pony rides, a children's petting zoo, and a variety of amusement rides.
Location: 2500 W. Lunt Avenue, Chicago, IL
Indian Boundary boasts a duck-filled lagoon and fountain, a public zoo area (featuring a cow, a llama, goats, deer, sheep, birds, and more), a children's spray pool, sandbox, four tennis courts...
Location: 465 N. McClurg Court, Chicago, IL
Take advantage of Chicago's singular, um, flatness, and take the kids on a biking tour. Bobby's Bike Hike provides upright single-speed beach cruisers, along with a professional guide w...
Location: 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL
North America's oldest music festival (circa 1904), the world-renowned Ravinia, sprawls across 36 acres of beautiful, green lawns, restaurants, and three stages. Martin Theatre and Bennett Gord...
Location: 1400 N. Sacramento Avenue, Chicago, IL
Humboldt Park is one of the more beautiful settings in the inner city. Boasting lagoons, a Jens Jensen-designed rose garden, a boat landing, a pavilion, and a music court, Humboldt Park ...
Location: 5100 N. Leavitt Street, Chicago, IL
Winnemac Park features a playground and baseball fields. Programs for children include basketball, bitty basketball, after-school drop-in, table fun and games, soccer, Cubs Care rookie baseb...