Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

Summer is  not complete without getting out and enjoying the weather. I can’t think of a better way than by having the kids play at the park. We’re embarking on a mission to find our favorite park. Today, we visited Acorn Alley Playground at Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake and we LOVED it!

Nitty Gritty:

Websitehttp://crystallakeparks.org/parks-facilities/veteran-acres.asp
Location: 431 Walkup Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Parking:  Outdoor parking lot
Playground surface: Mix of woodchips and rubber cushion
Shade: Partial, located mostly on the perimeter of the playground where the benches were located

Amenities:

Spraypad: Yes, on concrete and free
Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

Picnic Worthy: Yes, a few tables and even a picnic pavilion good for shade or cover from rain
Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

Public washrooms: Yes, real bathrooms.
Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

Playgrounds: 2 playgrounds

Why Kids Will Love the Playground at Veteran Acres Park:

  • Just perfect for toddlers. My toddler-aged kids enjoyed both playgrounds but especially the toddler one with 2 slides

 

  • My younger son loved climbing the mini rock climbing wall. Perfect size for him!

Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

  • And who could resist more fun things to climb like this spider web?

Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

…or ladders?
Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

…or just standing on rocks.

Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

  • Cool log to crawl (run) through…

Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

  • We love these cool swings! Perfect for those who are too big for the baby swings but too small for the “big boy” swings.

Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

  • Cute musical-theme seen throughout with drums and chimes.

Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

  • The two playgrounds are located fairly close to each other makign it a little easier to watch the kids  run between the two playgrounds.

Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

  • The second playground was a little more advanced with higher slides and more fun contraptions to climb.

Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

  • Really picturesque. Park is close to the water and nature trail.

Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois

We wish:

  • ..we’ll check out the rest of the park in the near future. The trail would seem really fun to explore!

Bottom Line:

Overall, we had a great fun day at the playground and hope to explore the rest of the park in the near future.

Have you been to Veteran Acres Park?

Interested in discovering more things to do in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago? Read my list of more than 100 things to do this summer!