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Blogs & Sites
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: 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: 1401 S. Sacramento, Chicago, IL
Location: 3120 Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL
River Trail Nature Center tells the story of native plants and animals that remain in the urban environment. Walk through sugar maple woods along the river on self-guiding trails, learn of the ...
Location: 3044 S. Bonfield, Chicago, IL
Bosley Park features programs for kids, including T-ball, baseball, basketball, flag football, and soccer. The park also has horseshoes, a play lot, and a spraypool.
Location: 2000 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL
Fellger features a spray pool, sandbox, and plenty of playground equipment to keep little ones occupied.
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...
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: 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: 3505 N. Southport, Chicago, IL
Sheil Park, featuring a fieldhouse building and an adjacent playground, keeps Lakeview residents healthy and active with affordable, quality indoor programs, and family events.
Location: 1919 N. Seminary Avenue, Chicago, IL
Filled with toddler-friendly slides and swings, the refurbished Adams Playground has a rubberized play surface, sandbox, teeter-totters, funnel ball, and fountains.
Water play is also ...
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: 1215 E. 83rd Street, Chicago, IL
Outdoor attractions include a swimming pool, waterslide, four basketball courts, six softball fields, two baseball diamonds, six tennis courts, a football and soccer field, and a playground for kids.<...