Best playgrounds in Chicago

Check out the top playgrounds in Chicago, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Maggie Daley Park
1. Maggie Daley Park
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73 local reviews
337 E Randolph St, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-552-3000
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Anna
Maggie Daley Park - an oasis of a playground for kids. This place is incredible, though it can get packed in…
Lilly
The park is adjacent to Millennium Park and has many offerings: skating ribbon, climbing wall, mini golf, play…
Julie
This park has it all; ice skating rink/ribbon in the winter, climbing walls in the summer. A massive…
1. Maggie Daley Park
1. Maggie Daley Park
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73 local reviews
337 E Randolph St, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-552-3000
Anna
Anna
Maggie Daley Park - an oasis of a playground for kids. This place is incredible, though it can get packed in the summer time. Bring a…
Lilly
Lilly
The park is adjacent to Millennium Park and has many offerings: skating ribbon, climbing wall, mini golf, play garden, picnic groves, etc..…
Julie
Julie
This park has it all; ice skating rink/ribbon in the winter, climbing walls in the summer. A massive playground for kids of all ages. A…
2. Lake Shore East Park
2. Lake Shore East Park
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15 local reviews
450 E Benton Pl, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-742-7529
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Sabeeka
4-acre urban botanic garden featuring a playground, splash pad, dog park & lighted fountains.
HomeTree
4-acre urban botanic garden featuring a playground, splash pad, dog park & lighted fountains.
2. Lake Shore East Park
2. Lake Shore East Park
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15 local reviews
450 E Benton Pl, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-742-7529
Sabeeka
Sabeeka
4-acre urban botanic garden featuring a playground, splash pad, dog park & lighted fountains.
HomeTree
HomeTree
4-acre urban botanic garden featuring a playground, splash pad, dog park & lighted fountains.
3. Eckhart Park
3. Eckhart Park
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30 local reviews
1330 W Chicago Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-746-5490
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Jen
Eckhart Park is a great outdoor space down the road. They occasionally have events like movies in the park or…
Beth
Just a block north from my condo! Here you will find a brand new playground for the kids, basketball courts,…
Allison
Great park! Just completely redone in 2014. Lovely playground with sprinklers and lots of activities for kids…
3. Eckhart Park
3. Eckhart Park
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30 local reviews
1330 W Chicago Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-746-5490
Jen
Jen
Eckhart Park is a great outdoor space down the road. They occasionally have events like movies in the park or shakespear in the park. There…
Beth
Beth
Just a block north from my condo! Here you will find a brand new playground for the kids, basketball courts, baseball field, and indoor…
Allison
Allison
Great park! Just completely redone in 2014. Lovely playground with sprinklers and lots of activities for kids of all ages - plus lots of…
4. Humboldt Park
4. Humboldt Park
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147 local reviews
Humboldt Park, Chicago
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Shayna
Humboldt Park is a beautiful, sprawling park with playgrounds and a super secret beach! You wont be over run…
Melanie
Beautiful and very large Chicago park. Underrated! Lots of activity in summer with locals enjoying its beauty…
Martin
Just 2 years ago Chicago invested a lot of money to renovated this area, clean it all up and give it fresh…
4. Humboldt Park
4. Humboldt Park
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147 local reviews
Humboldt Park, Chicago
Shayna
Shayna
Humboldt Park is a beautiful, sprawling park with playgrounds and a super secret beach! You wont be over run with tourists at this cute…
Melanie
Melanie
Beautiful and very large Chicago park. Underrated! Lots of activity in summer with locals enjoying its beauty. Beach in summer, lots…
Martin
Martin
Just 2 years ago Chicago invested a lot of money to renovated this area, clean it all up and give it fresh look. An incredible park grew out…
5. Welles Park
5. Welles Park
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36 local reviews
2333 W Sunnyside Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-742-7511
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Michelle
A great spot for a picnic under a tree (weather permitting) or sit and relax in the in the European-style…
Ivy & Chris
If you have a child, this is the best park for a playground. Lots of kids in the neighborhood, nice…
Christine
Catch a summer concert in the gazebo, or bring a blanket for a movie or Shakespeare in the Park. Large…
5. Welles Park
5. Welles Park
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36 local reviews
2333 W Sunnyside Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-742-7511
Michelle
Michelle
A great spot for a picnic under a tree (weather permitting) or sit and relax in the in the European-style gazebo to the west. Best public…
Ivy & Chris
Ivy & Chris
If you have a child, this is the best park for a playground. Lots of kids in the neighborhood, nice playground, and a safe area. There is…
Christine
Christine
Catch a summer concert in the gazebo, or bring a blanket for a movie or Shakespeare in the Park. Large playground, tennis courts, ball…
6. Oz Park
6. Oz Park
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51 local reviews
2021 N Burling St, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-742-7898
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Katie
Located in the Lincoln Park community, parents gather with their preschoolers at Oz Park to enjoy the park…
Crystal
The Wizard of OZ theme holds true with the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy, and Toto…
Molly And Evan
Tennis (you might wait during peak times), people watching. Great playground on the Webster Ave side which is…
6. Oz Park
6. Oz Park
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51 local reviews
2021 N Burling St, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-742-7898
Katie
Katie
Located in the Lincoln Park community, parents gather with their preschoolers at Oz Park to enjoy the park which celebrates "The Wizard of…
Crystal
Crystal
The Wizard of OZ theme holds true with the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy, and Toto statues. The park features such…
Molly And Evan
Molly And Evan
Tennis (you might wait during peak times), people watching. Great playground on the Webster Ave side which is great for older kids. Look…
7. Winnemac Park
7. Winnemac Park
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36 local reviews
5100 N Leavitt St, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-742-5101
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Russ
Nestled between ball parks, soccer fields, a children's playground and open picnic areas are curated prairie…
Lisa
Huge and absolutely gorgeous park. Check out their playground at the southwest corner of the park. There's a…
Christine
Large park with (short) walking trails through native prairies. Large playground, tennis courts, ball fields…
7. Winnemac Park
7. Winnemac Park
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36 local reviews
5100 N Leavitt St, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-742-5101
Russ
Russ
Nestled between ball parks, soccer fields, a children's playground and open picnic areas are curated prairie gardens, showcasing the natural…
Lisa
Lisa
Huge and absolutely gorgeous park. Check out their playground at the southwest corner of the park. There's a running track, tennis courts,…
Christine
Christine
Large park with (short) walking trails through native prairies. Large playground, tennis courts, ball fields and running track (when…
8. Wicker Park
8. Wicker Park
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116 local reviews
Wicker Park, Chicago
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Dave & Tracy
Beautiful park in the middle of of a super hip area. Lots of green space, a huge water fountain, and kids…
Kwaku + Jessica
Check out the free events throughout the warm weather months, ice skating in the winter, playground for the…
Joe
This urban park offers a playground, sports fields, movie nights, a farmer's market & other events.
8. Wicker Park
8. Wicker Park
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116 local reviews
Wicker Park, Chicago
Dave & Tracy
Dave & Tracy
Beautiful park in the middle of of a super hip area. Lots of green space, a huge water fountain, and kids playground. Be sure to check out…
Kwaku + Jessica
Kwaku + Jessica
Check out the free events throughout the warm weather months, ice skating in the winter, playground for the kids and farmer's market from…
Joe
Joe
This urban park offers a playground, sports fields, movie nights, a farmer's market & other events.
9. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
9. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
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93 local reviews
2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 773-755-5100
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Michelle
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a very unique and a wonderful place to spend a couple hours with young…
Adam
A small but entertaining museum with a butterfly room and indoor playground area and free on Thursday. The Zoo…
9. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
9. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
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93 local reviews
2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 773-755-5100
Michelle
Michelle
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a very unique and a wonderful place to spend a couple hours with young children. It offers several…
Adam
Adam
A small but entertaining museum with a butterfly room and indoor playground area and free on Thursday. The Zoo is next door and is always…
10. Wicker Park
10. Wicker Park
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22 local reviews
1425 North Damen Avenue, Chicago
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 312-742-7553
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Billy
Children’s playground with interactive water spray feature, a community garden, ornamental fountain, dog…
Brittany
Wicker Park, the park, is perfect in the warmer months for Frisbee, people watching, picnicking and taking the…
Jackie
Summer boasts movies in the park. Nice playground for kids, plenty of shade and grass for picnics.
10. Wicker Park
10. Wicker Park
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22 local reviews
1425 North Damen Avenue, Chicago
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 312-742-7553
Billy
Billy
Children’s playground with interactive water spray feature, a community garden, ornamental fountain, dog friendly area, baseball field,…
Brittany
Brittany
Wicker Park, the park, is perfect in the warmer months for Frisbee, people watching, picnicking and taking the kids to the playground.
Jackie
Jackie
Summer boasts movies in the park. Nice playground for kids, plenty of shade and grass for picnics.
11. Palmer Square Park
11. Palmer Square Park
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28 local reviews
2200 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-742-7535
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Brad & Elizabeth
Wonderful park located in Logan Square's Mini Neighborhood "Palmer Square". Great for taking your pup, going…
Jillian
The trail around the perimeter is shady and pleasant for a walk or run. Not crowded on weekdays. Playground…
Josh
7-acre green space with a "Velveteen Rabbit"-themed playground & a track that circles the park.
11. Palmer Square Park
11. Palmer Square Park
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28 local reviews
2200 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-742-7535
Brad & Elizabeth
Brad & Elizabeth
Wonderful park located in Logan Square's Mini Neighborhood "Palmer Square". Great for taking your pup, going on a run, picnicking and for…
Jillian
Jillian
The trail around the perimeter is shady and pleasant for a walk or run. Not crowded on weekdays. Playground in center. My dog loves it.
Josh
Josh
7-acre green space with a "Velveteen Rabbit"-themed playground & a track that circles the park.
12. Hamlin Park
12. Hamlin Park
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12 local reviews
3035 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-742-7785
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Ricky
Huge City Park *Band new huge playground, good for kids 6 months and up *Public Pool *4 Softball Fields…
Susan
This park has a playground, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a basketball court, and a pool open to the…
Amber
Large park equipped with a fitness center, boxing gym, swimming pool, sports courts & a playground.
12. Hamlin Park
12. Hamlin Park
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12 local reviews
3035 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 312-742-7785
Ricky
Ricky
Huge City Park *Band new huge playground, good for kids 6 months and up *Public Pool *4 Softball Fields *Public gym *Indoor and outdoor…
Susan
Susan
This park has a playground, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a basketball court, and a pool open to the public during the summer.
Amber
Amber
Large park equipped with a fitness center, boxing gym, swimming pool, sports courts & a playground.