Discover The Most Fun Playgrounds in Elmhurst

Explore the top playgrounds in Elmhurst, perfect for families seeking inclusive play areas and fun-filled activities for all children.

Elmhurst offers so many playgrounds where kids can climb, swing and slide their way to a fantastic day. Whether you’re looking for modern climbing structures, inclusive play areas or just a spot to chill while the kids burn off energy, there’s a playground to fit every family’s needs.

We’ve narrowed down a few playgrounds in Elmhurst that you definitely have to visit. So lace up those sneakers, pack some snacks and get ready to explore!

Read more: Fun Things to Do with Kids in Elmhurst

Berens Park

Playgrounds in Elmhurst - Berens Park
Photo credit: Elmhurst Park District

Berens Park offers two playgrounds for kids to explore, including one with a sand box and digger. The fun doesn’t stop there — check out The Hub with seasonal activities like batting cages, mini golf course and a sprayground. 

Butterfield Park

The playground in Butterfield Park opened in 2016 as the first fully-inclusive playground in Elmhurst. You’ll find plenty of things to do for kids of all abilities including an accessible zipline, wheelchair accessible sway boat and two accessible swings.  

Centennial Park

One of the newer Elmhurst public parks features a playground with a zipline, climbing structure, swings and slides. During the summer, they have a splash pad that turns on about two or three times during each hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Salt Creek Park

This small 10-acre park includes a great playground with more modern climbing structures. Kids ages 5-12 can climb through the obstacle course, while littles can enjoy a smaller slide. 

Wilder Park

Elmhurst Playgrounds - Wilder Park
Photo credit: Elmhurst Park District

Wilder Park’s playground is perfect for families looking for nearby seating to watch their kids. You can also spend the entire day exploring kid-friendly attractions in the area such as Elmhurst Art Museum and Wilder Park Conservatory.

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