Girl at the park

Top Park Picks for Children

The weather has finally decided to warm up, which means children and adults alike are yearning to be outside! Chicago has so many wonderful parks and playgrounds, below are some of the top picks to check out:

1)     Oz Park

2021 N. Burling St, Chicago 60614

— Themed for Wizard of Oz
— Best for ages 5 and under
— Wheelchair accessible
— Baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, walking paths, gym

2)     Morton Arboretum

4100 Illinois Rt. 53, Lisle 60532

— Open air facility with live plant exhibits
— 6 treehouse structures
— Children’s Garden

3)     Adams Water Playground

1919 N. Seminary Ave, Chicago 60614

— Interactive water play area
— Small field house with indoor activities for toddlers
— Shaded playground
— There is a schedule for open times

4)     Berger Park Cultural Center

6205 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago 60660

— Converted mansion buildings
— On the lake
— ADA accessible
— Waterfront Cafe

5)     Mothers on a Mission Playground—part of Berwyn Gardens

 Kenilworth Ave, North of Cermak Ave, Berwyn; 708-749-4900

— Opened 2011 and was assembled by volunteers
— Wheelchair accessible
— Special sensory features
— Unique AeroGlide

While enjoying the parks, children will also be practicing fine motor and gross motor skills as well as getting exercise through play.  Here at NSPT, we have wonderful Occupational and Physical Therapists who too can help with fine and gross motor concerns you may have!