The Plentiful Parks of Illinois

Fall in IllinoisOutside the great city of Chicago, the state of Illinois has a lot to offer—including a plethora of parks with diverse activities to choose from, regardless of the season. Our Bensenville movers, Naperville movers, and Barrington movers share three vibrant Illinois neighborhoods that are packed with natural attractions and outdoor fun for the whole family.

Bensenville Park District

The park district in Bensenville houses 17 parks in all, ranging from the one-acre Poplar Park to the 260-acre White Pines Golf Club. Each park offers various amenities, including playground equipment, nature areas, interactive walking paths, shelters and picnic facilities, sports fields, swimming pools, skating rinks, and much more.

Some of the highlights of Bensenville’s park district include the Deer Grove Leisure Center, which is equipped with a walking and jogging track, a full-sized gymnasium, weight room, senior center, kids’ areas, and more. There’s also the historic Fischer Farm, which hosts several annual festivals and activities.

Barrington: Tree City USA

Every year since 1986, the Barrington, Illinois area has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA. Thanks to the village’s Tree Preservation and Management Ordinance, the trees of the Barrington Park District and the rest of the village are carefully tended for all to enjoy.

Parks in Barrington include Citizens Park, Miller Park, Ron Beese Park, and Langendorf Park, which features playgrounds, tennis courts, baseball fields, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, and meeting rooms. In addition, Langendorf includes the water park Aqualusion, offering aquatic activities for the whole family.

Other notable features of Barrington include the Makray Memorial Golf Club and the Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve, a 782-acre wetlands preserve with three miles of crushed-gravel trail.

Naperville: Parks galore

In 2006, Money magazine voted Naperville, Illinois as the second-best place to live in the United States. The parks are a big contributing factor to that rating—the Naperville Park District manages over 130 parks and four sports complexes, with a total of more than 2,400 acres of space.

A few highlights of Naperville include Centennial Beach with its adjacent park, two parks dedicated to in-line skating and skateboarding, one with a nine-hole Frisbee golf course and a mountain biking trail, two spacious golf clubs, and a sportsman’s club with a public trap shooting range.

What is your favorite park in Illinois? Share in the comments.

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Posted on October 12, 2012, in Moving. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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