5825 South Kostner Avenue Elsdon Chicago, IL 60629 +1 773 284 0530
One of the more popular parks in the Elsdon area, the Pasteur Park is located adjacent to the Pasteur Elementary School, and is maintained together by the Chicago Parks District and the Chicago Board of Education. After the World War II, there was a need to re-vitalize the parks and open spaces projects in the city, and the Chicago Parks District thus undertook a project of developing and building many parks throughout the city, of which the Pasteur Park was one. Enjoy the park's facilities like baseball fields, football fields, tennis courts, and gymnasiums. Call to know more.
8445 South Kolin Avenue Ashburn Chicago, IL 60652 +1 773 284 7316
The Durkin Park lies adjacent to the Durkin Park Elementary School in the city neighborhood of Ashburn. The park was built to cater to the fast-growing Ashburn community in 1962, after the Chicago Parks District was approached with the need for the community to have an open space of its own. Usually, one can see kids from the school rush here after school hours, playing freely and having a good time. Do see the website to know more.
1246 West 92nd Street Washington Heights Chicago, IL 60620 +1 312 747 6027
A small rectangle of green in the Washington Heights area of the city, Brainerd Park plays a key role in the community, providing much needed green respite amid the city concrete. Named after one of the founding members of the Rock Island Railroad, this park features baseball fields, soccer fields, a basketball court, a playground, tennis courts, and a water spray, among other facilities. See the website to know more.
3111 East 77th Street South Shore Chicago, IL 60649 +1 312 745 1479
Located right by the shores of Lake Michigan, Rainbow Beach Park offers uninterrupted views of the lake and the city sky-line in the South Shore area. Besides the view, the park is also a popular recreational space on account of its facilities, which include tennis courts, basketball courts, handball courts, baseball fields, two playgrounds, and also a community garden. See the website to know more about the park.
A charming little settlement in Cook County, Berwyn is a city that was born out of the convergence of three existing communities. Before this city was founded, the land on which it exists was home to three communities: LaVergne, Upsala, and Berwyn. The city of Berwyn was founded around 1908, and exists today as a thriving, bustling Illinois city. A lot happens in Berwyn throughout the year, so if you would like to plan a visit, do see the website.
A city located in the DuPage County of Illinois, Wood Dale is a charming community of more than 13,000 residents. Like most American towns and cities, the land that would later become Wood Dale once belonged to a Native American tribe, and was taken over by the State after Illinois received the status of a state in 1818. Today, Wood Dale is a humble city, being home to a vast acreage of open spaces, modest homes, and a vibrant and friendly community. See the website to know more.
104 East Benton Avenue Naperville, IL 60540 +1 630 848 5000(City Park Council)
Located in downtown Naperville, close to the Naperville Amtrak station, the Central Park is a rather cozy little park. Spread over a modest 3.78 acres (1.52 hectares), this park may not be appointed with many facilities, but it still plays a prominent role in the local community's recreational scene. Equipped with a playground, a gazebo and a band shell, the Central Park is usually bustling with locals seeking a green respite. The park also plays host to community events from time to time. Call to know more.
700 West Irving Park Road Streamwood, IL 60107 +1 630 483 3167(City Park Council)
The Hoosier Grove Park lies a little away from the center of the village of Streamwood, on the Irving Park Road. Its area measuring 20 acres (8 hectares), this park is equipped with facilities like softball fields, soccer fields, a sand volleyball court, and a playground, and it is one of the premier recreational facilities in the village. This park is also home to the Hoosier Grove Barn, a heritage structure converted into a banquet facility, and the Hoosier Grove Museum, so a trip to this park can be quite engaging. Besides the range of on-site facilities, the park is also a venue for major community events, like the Pumpkinfest, Summer Celebration, and the annual Easter Egg Roll. Call for further information.
6250 West Dempster Street Morton Grove, IL 60053 +1 847 965 1200(City Park Council)
The Harrer Park and Pool lies in the very center of Morton Grove, and is an ideal place to take the whole family for a full day outing. Equipped with facilities like baseball fields, basketball courts, softball fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, and a swimming pool, this park has something for everyone. There is also the Morton Grove Historical Museum located inside this park, so if you are not the sporty kind, a trip down the history of this town is recommended. Open from dawn till 10:00p, Harrer Park is bustling with locals as well as visitors, just looking for a break from the hectic town life. See the website for more information.
Lakeview Parkway Between Lakeview Parkway and Butterfield Road Vernon Hills, IL 60061 +1 847 996 6800(City Park Council)
As the biggest park in the Vernon Hills Park District, the Century Park lays sprawled a total area of 113 acres (45.7 hectares), comprising park land and water bodies. There are two lakes inside this park, the Big Bear Lake and the Little Bear Lake, which are great for fishing and boat rides. Besides, there are also ball fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, and picnic shelters, to ensure that everyone finds something they enjoy doing.
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