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Blogs & Sites
Location: 4100 N. Long Avenue, Chicago, IL
Portage Park warmly welcomes patrons with a decorative gateway entrance at the corner of Irving Park Road and Central Avenue and an expanse of lush landscaping.
The 36.5-acre park is much more...
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: 2200 N. Oakley Avenue, Chicago, IL
Holstein Park is home to a kids' sprayground and an outdoor pool!
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: Warrenville, IL
Maintained by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, the Blackwell Forest Preserve offers a wide range of activities for families. More than seven miles of turf and limestone trails are...
Location: Plainfield, IL
Blazing Star Cinema's outdoor movie and/or gaming packages are a great idea for birthday parties, graduation parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, and other summer outdoor festivities.
Location: 400 E. South Water, Chicago, IL
The Park at Lakeshore East is home to a botanic garden designed by world-renowned landscape architect James Burnett and features stairway terraces, sidewalks, green spaces, interactive and aest...
Location: Michigan Ave and Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL
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: 1 S. 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL
Chicago publishing magnate Colonel Robert R. McCormick willed his 500-acre estate - named Cantigny in honor of the first American battle in World War I - as a public park and recreation area to the to...
Location: 700 Oak Brook Road, Lisle, 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.