Best playgrounds in Chicago

Check out the top playgrounds in Chicago, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Wicker Park
1. Wicker Park
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41 local reviews
Wicker Park, Chicago
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Emily
Children’s playground with interactive water spray feature, a community garden, ornamental fountain, dog frien…
Tim
Wicker Park totals 4 acres & features a field house with gymnasium, large children’s playground with interacti…
Brittany
Wicker Park, the park, is perfect in the warmer months for Frisbee, people watching, picnicking and taking the…
1. Wicker Park
1. Wicker Park
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41 local reviews
Wicker Park, Chicago
Emily
Emily
Children’s playground with interactive water spray feature, a community garden, ornamental fountain, dog friendly area, baseball field, bask…
Tim
Tim
Wicker Park totals 4 acres & features a field house with gymnasium, large children’s playground with interactive water spray feature, orname…
Brittany
Brittany
Wicker Park, the park, is perfect in the warmer months for Frisbee, people watching, picnicking and taking the kids to the playground.
2. Oz Park
2. Oz Park
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9 local reviews
2021 North Burling Street, Chicago
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+1 312-742-7898
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LuzMa + Alex
Featuring statues of the Wizard of Oz characters, the park has tennis courts, basketball, baseball fields, a p…
Max
Large public park with Wizard of Oz themed statues, playground, and space for baseball, basketball, football, …
Bryce
Great big park with huge playground
2. Oz Park
2. Oz Park
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9 local reviews
2021 North Burling Street, Chicago
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+1 312-742-7898
LuzMa + Alex
LuzMa + Alex
Featuring statues of the Wizard of Oz characters, the park has tennis courts, basketball, baseball fields, a playground and wide open areas …
Max
Max
Large public park with Wizard of Oz themed statues, playground, and space for baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and tennis.
Bryce
Bryce
Great big park with huge playground
3. Hamlin Park
3. Hamlin Park
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8 local reviews
3035 North Hoyne Avenue, Chicago
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+1 312-742-7785
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Susan
This park has a playground, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a basketball court, and a pool open to the publi…
amber
Large park equipped with a fitness center, boxing gym, swimming pool, sports courts & a playground.
Casey
Large park equipped with a fitness center, boxing gym, swimming pool, sports courts & a playground.
3. Hamlin Park
3. Hamlin Park
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8 local reviews
3035 North Hoyne Avenue, Chicago
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+1 312-742-7785
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.
Casey
Casey
Large park equipped with a fitness center, boxing gym, swimming pool, sports courts & a playground.
4. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
4. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
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24 local reviews
2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago
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+1 773-755-5100
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Michelle & Marc
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a very unique and a wonderful place to spend a couple hours with young childr…
Adam
A small but entertaining museum with a butterfly room and indoor playground area and free on Thursday. The Zoo…
Jenny
Nice little museum, near the Zoo and the History Museum.
4. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
4. Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
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24 local reviews
2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago
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+1 773-755-5100
Michelle & Marc
Michelle & Marc
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a very unique and a wonderful place to spend a couple hours with young children. It offers several differe…
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 FR…
Jenny
Jenny
Nice little museum, near the Zoo and the History Museum.
5. Humboldt Park
5. Humboldt Park
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53 local reviews
Humboldt Park, Chicago
NeighborhoodPolitical
Dado
Just 2 years ago Chicago invested a lot of money to renovated this area, clean it all up and give it fresh loo…
Brodi
There are several playgrounds and even a public beach in the summer time! It's a low-key way to unwind from th…
Brad
Gorgeous park just 2 blocks away. Miles of bike paths and Chicago's only inland beach. Tennis courts, playgr…
5. Humboldt Park
5. Humboldt Park
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53 local reviews
Humboldt Park, Chicago
Dado
Dado
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…
Brodi
Brodi
There are several playgrounds and even a public beach in the summer time! It's a low-key way to unwind from the bustle of downtown Chicago, …
Brad
Brad
Gorgeous park just 2 blocks away. Miles of bike paths and Chicago's only inland beach. Tennis courts, playgrounds, and tons of great spots…
6. Palmer Square Park
6. Palmer Square Park
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10 local reviews
2200 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago
Open now
+1 312-742-7535
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Marie
7 acre historic park with large trees and a playground in the center
Brad & Elizabeth
Wonderful park located in Logan Square's Mini Neighborhood "Palmer Square". Great for taking your pup, going o…
Jillian
The trail around the perimeter is shady and pleasant for a walk or run. Not crowded on weekdays. Playground i…
6. Palmer Square Park
6. Palmer Square Park
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10 local reviews
2200 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago
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+1 312-742-7535
Marie
Marie
7 acre historic park with large trees and a playground in the center
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 yo…
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.
7. Eckhart Park
7. Eckhart Park
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13 local reviews
1330 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago
Open now
+1 312-746-5490
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Irene
It's right next to the house and has a beautiful field, a playground, and tons of space for picnicking
Bladon + Pablo
This large park is nice to jog around, and has an excellent new children's playground in the Southeast corner.
Craig
BRAND NEW PLAYGROUND for the family! Softball fields. Basketball courts. Indoor pool (natatorium). Fitness cen…
7. Eckhart Park
7. Eckhart Park
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13 local reviews
1330 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago
Open now
+1 312-746-5490
Irene
Irene
It's right next to the house and has a beautiful field, a playground, and tons of space for picnicking
Bladon + Pablo
Bladon + Pablo
This large park is nice to jog around, and has an excellent new children's playground in the Southeast corner.
Craig
Craig
BRAND NEW PLAYGROUND for the family! Softball fields. Basketball courts. Indoor pool (natatorium). Fitness center. Open space to play soccer…
8. Welles Park
8. Welles Park
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11 local reviews
2333 West Sunnyside Avenue, Chicago
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+1 312-742-7511
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Nate
There's a sprinkler in the playground, free concerts at the gazebo on Tuesday nights in the summer, and an ind…
Michelle
A great spot for a picnic under a tree (weather permitting) or sit and relax in the in the European-style gaze…
Christine
Catch a summer concert in the gazebo, or bring a blanket for a movie or Shakespeare in the Park. Large playgro…
8. Welles Park
8. Welles Park
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11 local reviews
2333 West Sunnyside Avenue, Chicago
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+1 312-742-7511
Nate
Nate
There's a sprinkler in the playground, free concerts at the gazebo on Tuesday nights in the summer, and an indoor pool, and lots of place to…
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 pa…
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 field…
9. Gross Park
9. Gross Park
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2 local reviews
2710 West Gunnison Street, Chicago
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Nate
This is our closest basketball court. There's also a playground and occasional movies.
Jake
Small park with a big open space, basketball court, and playground.
Nate
This is our closest basketball court. There's also a playground and occasional movies.
9. Gross Park
9. Gross Park
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2 local reviews
2710 West Gunnison Street, Chicago
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Nate
Nate
This is our closest basketball court. There's also a playground and occasional movies.
Jake
Jake
Small park with a big open space, basketball court, and playground.
Nate
Nate
This is our closest basketball court. There's also a playground and occasional movies.
10. Millennium Park
10. Millennium Park
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112 local reviews
Millennium Park, Chicago
NeighborhoodPolitical
Sara
Walk through the sculptures, climb on the Maggie Daley playground, catch an outdoor concert...
Cynthia
The park offers free concerts in the summer, the Bean, and the most wonderful lakefront playground anywhere.
Daniel
Millenium Park is Chicago's iconic space near the lake front - Massive children's playground for all ages (fr…
10. Millennium Park
10. Millennium Park
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112 local reviews
Millennium Park, Chicago
Sara
Sara
Walk through the sculptures, climb on the Maggie Daley playground, catch an outdoor concert...
Cynthia
Cynthia
The park offers free concerts in the summer, the Bean, and the most wonderful lakefront playground anywhere.
Daniel
Daniel
Millenium Park is Chicago's iconic space near the lake front - Massive children's playground for all ages (free), winter ice skating, and s…
11. Union Park
11. Union Park
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4 local reviews
1501 West Randolph Street, Chicago
Open now
+1 312-746-5494
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Anne
A short 10 minute walk takes you to a fantastic remodeled playground including a water sprayer as well as a ga…
Paul & Sarah
Unity Park is a great little park with playground for children.
Jeff And Jennifer
Come and enjoy Pitchfork Music Festival and North Coast.
11. Union Park
11. Union Park
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4 local reviews
1501 West Randolph Street, Chicago
Open now
+1 312-746-5494
Anne
Anne
A short 10 minute walk takes you to a fantastic remodeled playground including a water sprayer as well as a garden and a great place to hang…
Paul & Sarah
Paul & Sarah
Unity Park is a great little park with playground for children.
Jeff And Jennifer
Jeff And Jennifer
Come and enjoy Pitchfork Music Festival and North Coast.
12. Winnemac Park
12. Winnemac Park
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13 local reviews
5100 North Leavitt Street, Chicago
Open now
+1 312-742-5101
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Christine
Large park with (short) walking trails through native prairies. Large playground, tennis courts, ball fields a…
Russ
Nestled between ball parks, soccer fields, a children's playground and open picnic areas are curated prairie g…
Lisa
Huge and absolutely gorgeous park. Check out their playground at the southwest corner of the park. There's a r…
12. Winnemac Park
12. Winnemac Park
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13 local reviews
5100 North Leavitt Street, Chicago
Open now
+1 312-742-5101
Christine
Christine
Large park with (short) walking trails through native prairies. Large playground, tennis courts, ball fields and running track (when adjacen…
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, n…