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Chicago's Best Family Parks

Remember all those happy childhood memories of long days spent playing outside? Why not recreate that feeling by packing up the kids to explore some of Chicago's best city parks and green spaces? Chicago takes pride in the amount of natural space that it has set among its expansive concrete jungle. A number of popular events are even held in the city's gardens and urban parks. While all of Chicago’s parks offer something special and unique, this guide shares some of Chicago's best parks for families.

  • 1.

    Maggie Daley Park

    Maggie Daley Park

    Maggie Daley Park offers 20-acres of some of the best family fun you can find in Chicago's Loop.

  • 2.

    Oz Park

    Oz Park

    Located in Lincoln Park, families love this emerald space that celebrates a "The Wizard of Oz" theme.

  • 3.

    Lincoln Park

    Lincoln Park

    Lincoln Park has something for everyone with two beaches, a nature sanctuary, a zoo, and much more.

  • 4.

    Chicago Botanic Garden

    Chicago Botanic Garden

    The Chicago Botanic Garden offers numerous youth and family programs all set within a serene park.

  • 5.

    Mary Bartelme Park

    Mary Bartelme Park

    From furry friends to little ones with mobility needs, Mary Bartelme is a park accessible to all.

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