The best playgrounds in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Find out why we chose it and what's located nearby to make a day out of it.

Are you on the hunt for a new playground? We’re always seeking new spots to add to our list and have a few favorites in the Chicagoland area. Discover some of the best playgrounds in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Did your favorite make the cut?

Randall Oaks – West Dundee

The best playgrounds in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Find out why we chose it and what's located nearby to make a day out of it.

Why we love it: Besides having three playgrounds and a zoo which makes for the perfect day out, a couple of their playgrounds have been recently renovated within the last few years. Plus, who doesn’t love a hidden playground with a long zipline?

Main Beach Playground – Crystal Lake

The best playgrounds in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Find out why we chose it and what's located nearby to make a day out of it.

Why we love it: Besides being right by the beach, there is plenty of fun equipment here. During the summer, they have paddle boat rentals.

Deicke Park – Huntley

The best playgrounds in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Find out why we chose it and what's located nearby to make a day out of it.

Why we love it: When my kids were younger, this place couldn’t be beat with the best toddler play area around that is bright, colorful, and all gated in. Since they are a bit older, they love the old school long metal slide and the different height basketball hoops.

Lions Park – Dundee

Why we love it: The zipline is super fun! The kids also love the two-story slide.

While you’re here: Check out Wahoo Woods behind the library, Prairie Meadows Park, Huffman Park with splashpad

Kaper Park – Cary

Why we love it: Wow! This park hits it on all levels. Great zip line. A splash pad. Rubber ground. Whimsical. A splash pad!

While you’re here: Grab ice cream at Cary Dairy.

Lords Park – Elgin

The best playgrounds in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Find out why we chose it and what's located nearby to make a day out of it.

Why we love it: Newly renovated with artificial turf. There are two mommy and me swings. Swing while you see the bison roam around in their pen.

While you’re here: The zoo is a must-see and totally free. Hit up the Public Museum for educational fun.

SEBA Park – South Elgin

Why we love it:  Located right by the Fox River, the all abilities playground has a nature-theme.

While you’re here: Visit Jim Hansen park a few minutes away. Find the secret waterfall.

South Ridge Park – Hoffman Estates

Why we love it:  An amazing, amazing new park in Hoffman Estate. Two separate play structures, ninja course, walking path, and a splash pad. Read all about our visit here.

While you’re here:  Couple this with a trip to Willow Park which has a carousel swing. So fun!

Bison’s Bluff – Schaumburg

Why we love it:  Lots of fun activities here including a creek,  treehouse play structure, music, and access to the trails and nature center.. Read all about our visit here.

While you’re here:  Couple this with a trip to Meineke Park aka the Ninja Park.

Burning Bush – Mount Prospect

Why we love it:  Tall (30 feet high) climbing structure, net climbers, a walking path, newer equipment. Read all about our visit here. 

While you’re here:  Get ice cream at Capannari’s, one of our favorite ice cream spots around. Looking to fill up? We absolutely love All You Can Eat Korean BBQ at Mr. Kimchi’s BBQ.

 

Free to Be Me – Bartlett

Why we love it: An inclusive playground with astroturf, merry go round level with the floor, and more. Read all about our visit here.

While you’re here:  Watch the trains chug on the track while you eat at 2 Toots. Make sure to grab ice cream afterwards at Cherry on Top.

Commissioners’ Park – Streamwood

Why we love it: A great ninja obstacle course, 4 person seesaw, and tall slides. Read all about our visit here.

While you’re here:  Play disc golf at Shady Oaks

Willow Creek Huntley Playground

Why we love it: Turf floor, tall playground structure, spinning ropes contraption (?), slides and ropes built into the mounds, Adirondack chairs for adults!

While you’re here:  More playground fun at Randall Oaks Park. There’s a zoo there too!