Lake County Rocks the Playground

Little Lake County Playground Tour

We had an idea…inspired by Cheryl’s playground crawl. A rock-inspired tour of playgrounds in Lake County.

4 weeks

5 playgrounds

1,000+ snacks

3 boxes of chalk

Hundreds of kids

1 unforgettable Playdate

We asked you to come play, to leave your neighborhood parks and try something new and boy did you! Our first stop at Bowen Park in Waukegan had over 200 children and their adults visit with us to play, craft, hike and have fun!

Bowen Park Playground Tour

We moved on to Grayslake’s newest park, Central Park {west}. Where we hung out with celebrities {of the furry kind}, got our rock tattoos {of the temporary kind} and had a great time.

Grayslake Central Park tour

Next up was a hidden gem of Century Park in Vernon Hills. We painted and climbed, slide and ran under the gorgeous August Sun.

Century Park PlaygroundTour

Our last planned stop was at Kracklauer in Mundelein. Mundelein’s first and oldest park is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. We explored the creek and caught bugs, danced in the gazebo and swung until we touched the sky.

Kracklauer Park PLaydate

We weren’t ready to call it a summer yet and so we had one last fling, in the evening, an encore performance if you will. We hung out with the Gurnee Park District’s Rec-Mobile at O’Plaine Park. We ran, and tossed, and played until the sun set on a great night and an awesome tour.

O'Plaine Park Tour

The biggest applause of all has to go to our sponsor whom without this would not have been possible. Whole Foods Market – Deerfield has been Lake County’s source for all natural, organic products for 14 years. They provided us with snacks at every stop, over a thousand all natural healthy snacks were passed out to praises from all the kids on hand.

Snacks from Whole Foods Market

Be sure to give them a thumbs up on Facebook and thank them for sponsoring the event and for the tasty snacks. Check out their event calendar for upcoming kids classes and events.

Thank you for rocking with us Lake County! We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Where do you want to see us go next summer? Tell us in the comments which parks you think should be on next years tour!


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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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