Our summer adventures brought us out to the southwestern suburb of Lockport. I was particularly excited to scope out the playgrounds at Dellwood Park which not only have two fun playgrounds but also a disc golf course. Fun, right? Read all about the this fun gem in Lockport.

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Getting Started

From Downtown Lockport, we took a sharp left into the entrance into the park. We found plenty of parking in the lots.

Dellwood Park Playground Highlights

Dellwood Park has two great playgrounds. Once we entered, we made a left and drove all the way to end to find the newer playground. Some have described this as a new “ninja” park but there is no “ninja course.” Nevertheless, the equipment here includes some of the favorites all in once place: the carousel swing, dual zipline, and wavy climbing structure, and saucer swing. A new-to-us find includes the wavy bridge.

After about an hour here (it was getting busy), we drove over to the first playground that we passed. This one offers more traditional equipment but still super fun!

See the gardens

From the traditional playground, I spotted the small garden with flowers. So pretty!

Bonus fun

If you head towards the small gardens, you’ll find these cute climb-on structures.


Play Disc Golf

We’ve recently discovered disc golf and was excited to learn Dellwood Park had a disc golf course, The Canyons. This course is no joke! It’s actually rated one of the top ten disc golf courses and they even have a disc golf store. Since it was a little later in the day, we opted out of doing the entire 18 hole disc golf course. Instead we started at Hole 14 which was right by the playgrounds. While we only played three holes, it was super fun! And check out these views while throwing around the disc golf. Gorgeous!

While You’re Here

  • Explore Downtown Lockport. It’s so cute!
  • Eat at Sizzles. Delicious food, great prices, a wonderful owner.
  • Grab ice cream at Cool Creations. They also have delicous brownies for $1 as well as ice cream tacos!
  • Joliet is not too far. Go hiking or explore Route 66!

Nitty Gritty

Website: https://www.lockportpark.org/location/dellwood-park/
Address: Rt. 171 and Woods Dr., Lockport, IL
Bathrooms: There are bathrooms by the traditional playground.