Little Lake County Playground Tour Stop #2: Central Park {Grayslake}

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Join Little Lake County on Wednesday, July 30th, from 10:00 a.m.-12 noon at the second stop of our whirlwind Little Lake County Playground Tour 2014 – the West Side playground at Central Park. We’re going to climb new heights and spin our hearts out. With all-new playground equipment, this playground totally rocks!  Want to know more about it?  Check out our recently published Playground Profile.

central park west, grayslake
© L. Thomas | | 2014

Have you got your FREE tickets yet? No camping out overnight to wait in line for our fans. Just visit Eventbrite to register and you’ll be too cool for school. For the next few weeks anyway…

Our friends from the Grayslake Area Community Park District will be joining the party… and they’re bringing a special guest!  Kids will enjoy a visit with a familiar character for hugs and photos.  Who will our mystery guest be?

Why we’ve even got your morning snack covered.  Our generous sponsor, Whole Foods Market Deerfield, will provide wholesome snacks from their 365 Everyday Value® product line or items from their fresh produce department (while supplies last.)  Yum!

Grayslake Spray Park
Grayslake Spray Park – ©M. Haak | Little Lake | 2013

If you want to enjoy the other areas of Central Park while you’re there, pack swimsuits and towels in case your kids want to enjoy the free splash pad on the other side of the park.

Free parking will be available at 250 Library Lane, across from the Grayslake Aquatic Center.  When you park you will see the splash park and a playground to your right, walk down the path on the left towards Lake Street to access the West Side Playground which is the site of our Tour Stop #2.  Look for the Little Lake County Banner!

**PARKING UPDATE as of 7/25/2014***

Little Lake County fans attending Tour Stop #2 will have special permission to park in the Hillside Municipal Parking Lot located at the corner of Lake Street and  Hillside Avenue, just across the street from Grayslake High School. This is normally a paid lot, but Little Lake County has secured special permission for our attendees to park FREE during the Playground Tour playdate.  This is the closest parking lot to the West Side Playground.  Simply park at the Hillside Municipal Parking Lot and cross  Lake Street at the lighted crosswalk to enter Central Park and access the West Side Playground.  Thank you to the Grayslake Police Department for their kind assistance.

Little Lake County Playground Tour

V.I.K.’s (Very Important Kids) who received All-Access Tour Passes at Tour Stop #1 in Bowen Park should remember to bring them and have them validated by one of the Little Lake County “roadies.” Validate these “backstage passes” at all four Tour Stops, and be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview.  Our limited supply of All-Access Passes was available ONLY at Bowen Park on Wednesday,  July 23rd.  No other passes will be available on the remaining tour dates.

Little Lake County Playground Tour Stop #2: Central Park – West Side {Grayslake}
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
10 am-12 noon

central park west, grayslake

Central Park – West Side Playground at Lake Street
400 North Lake Street, Grayslake (across from Grayslake Central High School)
Amenities: Climbing structure with three (3) slides, swings including two (2) infant bucket swings, rock climbing wall, cargo net climber, globe spinner, benches, nearby picnic tables
Shade: Full to moderate, many mature trees
Restrooms: No. Port-a-john’s nearby with restrooms available on the other side of the park (approx. 5 min. walk)
Ground cover: Wood chips
Good for: All ages.  Play structure specifies Kindergarten thru 5th grade.

About Loralie 133 Articles
When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.

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