2500 W. Lunt
This is hands-down the best hide-and-seek spot in Chicago. I still
remember a sixth-grade school scavenger hunt that included finding
a duck feather. For that, we headed straight to Indian Boundary.
One of the few Chicago parks with a small zoo (llamas and goats)
and duck pond with a small island, Indian Boundary's pretty setting
includes new expanses of natural-habitat gardens, a big old
sprinkler/wading pool area and, of course, the rambling wooden maze
of a playground. This is one of those old-fashioned '70s-era
structures that begs to be climbed, conquered and hidden in. Foot
bridges sway and creak, fat tire structures invite crawl-throughs.
The park's fieldhouse has public bathrooms, and there are three
tennis courts. If you walk the zoo path, the best time to view the
animals is 9 a.m.-4 p.m.