Have you heard of the Sensory Garden Playground in Lisle, a play for all playground? I’ve been here on for special events like the Kids Obstacle Challenge and Jack’s Pumpkin Glow but we’ve never played at their playground. Since we were in the area hiking at Danada Forest Preserve (less than 5 minutes away), I thought I would be the perfect time to check out this park. What an adorable park especially for horse lovers!
Highlights of the Sensory Garden Playground:
The fun starts right away as you walk under the arch, but not just any arch – one in the shape of a horseshoe! The best part is that it is meant to be a sensory arch where you can make noise and music. Don’t miss another horse sculpture by the parking lot that beckons to be played with as well. Once you cross the bridge, a horse and carriage sculpture welcomes you.
Littles will love the horse-themed playground. But first, make sure to strike a pose with the horses. This playground has a couple slides, ladders, rings, and a pretend “horse stall.” The 4 person teeter totter is always fun.
The fully accessible Treehouse stands at the back of the play area. Once the kids navigate up the ramp, they can then slide down the two tube slides. Or spin round and round on the deck spinner.
Take a calming walk through the small labyrinth. Did you know labyrinths are meant to be walked through slowly enabling you to clear you mind?
Take a Walk Around the Path
If you’d like to take a walk, they have a gravel path around the play area with fitness stations and more sculptures.
Tips to Enjoy Sensory Garden Playground
- Pack a picnic or pick up food at any of the places around the area. We like Guzman y Gomez for their tacos, burritos, and fun treats like horchata and churro sundaes.
- Sensory Garden Playground is being built in phases. Stay tuned for a 5-12 playground!
- Want more horse fun? Pair your visit with a hike or a stop at Danada Equestrian Center where you can see the horses in the pasture.
Final thoughts of Sensory Garden Playground
A wonderful play area for all! I can’t wait to see everything completed!
Address: 2751 Navistar Drive, Lisle, IL 60532
Parking: Plenty of free parking at the lot