Playground Safari Outpost #5: Caboose Park, August 10th {Lake Villa}

Ride the rails to a playground adventure that will take you back in time at Lake Villa Township Park, on the Little Lake County Playground Safari presented by Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. 

PlaygroundSafariCabooseOn Wednesday, August 10, 2016 starting at 10:00 a.m., we’ll be going full steam ahead with the final playdate of our Playground Safari.  Lake Villa Township Park, commonly known as “Caboose Park” has wide open green spaces for stampeding children to explore.  Mom and Dad will be swept away with nostalgia from the old-school playground equipment such as tall metal slides, and my personal favorite, a vintage metal merry-go-round.

© L. Thomas | | 2016
© L. Thomas | | 2015

Next stop, the Cretaceous time period! Kids can travel even farther back than the 1970’s and hunt for fossils in the sandbox or climb the back of a stegosaurus.  Holly gives you details in her Caboose Park Playground Profile. 

- L. Thomas | | 2015
© L. Thomas | | 2015

Lake Villa Township staff will be conducting an arts and craft station for young time travelers, safari explorers, and silly monkeys alike.  They are also generously hosting a hot-dog cookout for all our guests.  Celebrate the end of our thrilling safari adventures with a family picnic on the rolling, grassy plains of Caboose Park.

Update 8/8/16: Our special guest, Busy Brains Children’s Museum will be unable to attend our final outpost.  You can still support their Constructing Curiosity Capital Campaign to help open the doors to Lake County’s first children’s museum.

Photo source Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital on Facebook
Photo source Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital on Facebook

Our presenting sponsor, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital  wants to help protect your kids on all their summer exploits.   Take home a free travel-size bottle of sunscreen (while supplies last.)

Kind Snacks
Photo Credit: Jessica Lynn Studio

Our official snack sponsor KIND will fill your tank with KIND Healthy Grains Bars which contain five super grains and are gluten free and non GMO (while supplies last.)

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DON’T FORGET to bring your donations of diapers and/or wipes for The Diaper Depot (a project of Catholic Charities Lake County Services), who will distribute these much-needed items to low-income families in our area. Opened packages are accepted.

Little Lake County Playground Safari
presented by Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Outpost #5: Lake Villa Township “Caboose” Park

Fairfield Rd. and Grand Avenue (Rt. 132) in Lake Villa
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Little Lake County Playground Safari

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Disclosure: Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is the paid presenting sponsor of the Little Lake County Playground Safari 2016.  Promotional consideration has been provided to other co-sponsors in exchange for their service.




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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