Playground Profile: West Park {Lake Forest}

Located in the heart of Lake Forest, newly renovated West Park is the perfect place for your kids to play the day away. While taking a trip to Lake Forest Library on a weekend, we stumbled upon West Park and noticed how many families were out and enjoying this new playground.

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At first sight, we found our favorite park amenity, a zipline! As expected, this zipline kept my boys busy for at least twenty minutes and is clearly the highlight of this park and nearly every park that is lucky enough to have one. Of course, this was also the busiest area because who doesn’t love a good zipline?

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We find that the best parks have swings and West Park has it’s fair share for kids of all ages. With five regular swings and two for smaller children, your whole family can enjoy this playground staple.

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With multiple slides, climbing nets, and bridges, West Park offers plenty of options for the active kids in your family. It also features a four-person seesaw and a rubber hammock that acts as a walking and balancing platform.
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A shelter with restrooms sits just steps from the park and offers shade on a warm day. West Park also offers tennis courts, a baseball field, and a massive amount of open space. Families can bring kites, frisbees, soccer balls, footballs and set up their own backyard games.
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Located just a few short minutes from downtown, West Park is the perfect place to stop and play before or after some fun in beautiful Lake Forest. This has become a family favorite for us and is certainly worth the trip. West Park will offer up fun for everyone in the whole family.
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West Park
850 North Summit Avenue, Lake Forest

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Has your family been to West Park in Lake Forest? What is your favorite thing to do there?

About Chad Vincent 26 Articles
Chad is a Mundelein dad who loves to stay active and on the move with his two super-hero sons, Jordan and Danny, and his energetic wife, Jen. He’s a K-8 physical education teacher at Bannockburn School by day and a crazed fan of the NIU Huskies, Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls by night. He also keeps busy by discovering new parks with his family, teeing it up at local golf courses and making frequent visits to Chipotle. You can follow Chad on Twitter at @c23v and @bulldogsmove

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