Looking for a free and easy way to keep your little ones cool and having fun during the summer? Here is a list of all of the free splash pads and parks in the Elgin, Illinois area for 2015. Enjoy!
Festival Park: Elgin, ILBoth a neighborhood park and an entertainment venue, Festival Park provides a beautiful riverside setting with unique playground and spray park – if it’s summer, wear your swim suit.
The Spray Park fountain hours are from 9 am - 8 pm most days, depending on the weather. The restrooms will only be open while the fountain is in operation. (source: http://www.cityofelgin.org/facilities/facility/details/Festival-Park-34)
Sunset Park Splash Pad: Lake in the Hills, ILBeat the heat this summer at the Sunset Park Splash Pad! Located at Sunset Park, 5200 Miller Road, the Splash Pad has a shelter, 2 picnic tables, pop machine, and porta-john. Hours of operation are 11am - 7pm Memorial Day through Labor Day. Perfect for birthday parties, the Splash Pad is available for private rentals during the summer months from 9:30-11am, and includes exclusive use of the Splash Pad and shelter. For more information on renting the Splash Pad, contact Parks & Rec at 847. 960. 7460. (source: http://www.lith.org/parksrec/page/sunset-park-splash-pad)
Sunny Hill Park: Streamwood, ILLocated at 30 W 416 Irving Park Rd., the Sunny Hill Splash Pad is open daily from May 8 through September 11. Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (source: http://www.spdcares.com/?page_id=2817)
Leiseberg Park: Bartlett, ILLocated at 325 E. Devon Avenue and managed by the Bartlett Park District. This spray playground is open Memorial Day through Labor Day 11am-7pm daily.
Blue Heron Park: Bartlett, ILLocated at 350 Blue Heron Way and managed by the Bartlett Park District. This spray playground is open Memorial Day through Labor Day 11am-7pm daily.
Woodscreek Park: Crystal Lake, ILLocated at 1420 Willow Tree, Woodscreek Park was renovated in 2015. The new park includes: 60% more parking spaces, permanent baggo and bocce courts, a picnic shelter improved sand volleyball court Expanded tennis courts, Castle themed playground and splash pad, Bioswales, rain gardens and a water feature Soccer practice areas and a bike path which connects Fetzner Park, Woodscreek Park near Woodscreek Elementary School and eventually Winding Creek Park is available. A multi-purpose building houses restrooms, Park District programs and public rentals at the park. (source: http://crystallakeparks.org/)
Veteran Acres Park: Crystal Lake, IL
Located at 431 Walkup Rd., Acorn Alley Splashpad at Veteran Acres Park is open Monday-Friday 11 am-7 pm and Saturday-Sunday 10 am-7 pm, when air temperature exceeds 72 degrees. (source: http://crystallakeparks.org/Parks-Facilities/Veteran-Acres.asp)
Moore Park: Geneva, IL
Located at 877 Geneva Dr, this water sprayground is run by the Geneva Park District. The 2015 Sprayground season is May 30 – September 7. The sprayground hours are: Mon - Thurs: 10am - 7pm
Fri, Sat, Sun: 10am - 6pm (source: http://www.genevaparks.org/index.php)