May 182015

splash pads

The splash pads and spray parks are opening this Saturday, May 23, 2015! (and Oak Brook Park District is open now.)

For the purpose of this list, I have included all of the smaller areas without a pool that kids can splash around for free or a minimal fee. If you are looking for water parks, click here.


Ty Warner Park Spray Park
700 Blackhawk Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 969-8080

  • Great spray park surrounded by a sandy area and parks
  • Can get busy but there are picnic tables and umbrellas if you can snag one.
  • $3 Resident, $5 Non-Resident, Adults are free (Cash and Credit accepted)


Gordon Park – currently closed for repairs
Ogden Ave. and Tilden
La Grange, IL 60525

  • New summer 2014.


burr ridge village center water

Burr Ridge Village Center fountain
701 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 654-2782

  • Little fountains spraying from the ground allows kids to run through the water or fill up buckets- whatever they feel like doing after some great shopping.
  • Grassy area where you can set up a blanket
  • Don’t get your hopes up, it’s not huge and exciting, but kids absolutely love it.
  • Free


hodgkins water

Splash Harbor
Hodgkins Park District
8997 Lyons Street
Hodgkins, IL 60525
(708) 354-6563

  • Open Monday-Thursday noon-6pm and Friday-Sunday 10am-7pm
  • New summer 2014.
  • Located off Kane Road and Lyons Street.
  • The photo at the top of this post shows the majority of Splash Harbor.
  • From Kidlist reader Joan: “We just went to splash pad at hodgkins! $3 for a day pass. Adults can sit on lounge chairs. Great for little ms older kids really nice and clean and safe..they have a great water slide for young kids!” Thanks Joan!!


Cermak Family Aquatic Center
7600 W Ogden Avenue
Lyons, IL 60534

  • Lazy river, a large pool with a tunnel slide, sprays and dunking buckets and a splash pad with a toddler slide and assorted water works


Pelican Harbor
200 S. Lindsey Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 739-1705

  • Parent tot play time for kids 7 and under in the morning


Splash Island
The Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 990-4233

  • New summer 2013.
  • From Kidlist reader Corri: “The water is only 1.5 ft deep at the deepest part, it’s fully enclosed and there are lifeguards watching the kids. It’s a great compromise for when they want to go to the pool but you don’t want to be so on alert all the time.” Thanks Corri!


Oakbrook Terrace Park District Splash Pad – not open this year
1S325 Ardmore Ave.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 627-6100

  • The Splash Pad will not be open for the summer of 2015. The Park District is addressing some mechanical and electrical issues.


harvester park water

Harvester Park
15 W 400 Harvester Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

  • Small splash pad with a few fountain sprays, make your own river with dams, sand area with conveyor belts, pulleys and pipes along with a zip line and play equipment makes this park unique.
  • Free


Soehrman Park
Intersection of Willow Springs Road and Hillsdale Road
Countryside, IL 60525

  • Splash pad with adjacent park
  • I would say that this spray park is not for toddlers and babies, more for older children (maybe starting at 4 or 5 years old?) because the water comes our with fairly high pressure
  • Free


Stevenson Park Spray Pad
3101 Washington Blvd.
Bellwood, IL 60104
(708) 547-3900

  • $2 per child, adult chaperones are free


Maryknoll Splash Park
845 Pershing Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-7888

  • $3 per child


Lombard Water Spray Park
211 W St. Charles Rd.
Lombard, IL 60148


Pyrce Park Splash Pad
16th & Wesley
Berwyn, IL 60402


Dragonfly Landing
PrairieWalk Pond
Main St & Ogden Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

  • Free


Ehlert Park
Congress Park & Elm Avenues
Brookfield, IL 60513

  • Free


Andersen Park
824 N Hayes Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302

  • Bell-shaped spray feature, directional jets, and ground geysers.


Field Park
935 Woodbine Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302


Fox Park
624 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304

  • Recommended for kids ages 2-12


Longfellow Park
610 S Ridgeland Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304

  • New playground areas and splash pad


Hobson Corner Park
2910 Hobson Road
Woodridge, IL 60517

  • Free


The Hub at Berens Park
493 Oaklawn Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

  • The spray ground will close if the temperature is below 68 degrees, lightning is spotted or there are other threatening weather conditions.
  • $3 for residents, $4 non-residents, children 1 year and under are free with a paying adult


Sunset Knoll
820 S Finley Rd
Lombard, IL 60148

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  11 Responses to “Splash Pads in the Near Western Suburbs of Chicago”

  1. Thank you so much! Kudos to all your effort and time! Its so helpful..

  2. Which splashpad is featured in the photo at the top of the article? Thanks!

  3. There is also a splash pad in Willow Springs at Lyons Park. It is north of Archer Ave and Park St. Nice.

  4. Great list! I was wondering which splash pad did you feature in the picture? It looks great for a wide age range of kids

  5. Great list! There is Moore Park Spray Ground in Geneva that is free.

    Also the splash park at Otter Cove in St. Charles is awesome but not free!

  6. There is also a splash pad at Naper Settlement in downtown Naperville. It is a great little place and amazing living history museum too.

  7. There is a free splash pad at Phillips park in Aurora, as well as a free small zoo, flower gardens and a huge park/playground area. Additionally, the park district has two smaller water parks, (a few slides, kids area, big pool, etc.) one near Phillips park on the east side and splash country on the far west side bordering Sugar Grove.

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