Massive wooden playground with maze theme, climbing rock, tire swing and a sand pit

Address: 9400 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park, IL

Description: Located in Loves Park, IL on Forest Hills Road near the intersection of 173, Wentland Playground (Project Playworks) is made of several massive maze-like wooden play structures with lots of stairs, towers, metal slides, a tire climb, and a sand pit.

Best for ages: 2-12


  • Large play structure with many stairs, climbing, and bridge entrances
  • Numerous towers and hiding spots
  • Several wooden and rubber bridges
  • Balance beam
  • Monkey bars
  • Hanging ring monkey bars
  • Wooden fire truck for imaginative play
  • Wooden Car/boat feature
  • Large realistic rock climbing feature
  • Climbing rubber chain
  • Tire bridge
  • Large tractor tire to climb on
  • Built in chimes
  • Toddler area with small slide
  • Sand pit
  • Four slides (all metal including twisty and normal, all steep)
  • Swing set with six normal sized, 1 special needs, 1 baby, 1 tire swing
  • Stadium seat bench in playground
  • Grass area
  • Nearby baseball diamonds
  • Numerous picnic tables in view of playground
  • Nearby walking path
  • Nearby skate park
  • Garbage cans

Sun protection: N, most of the playground is in full sun, but the picnic tables are mostly shaded

Parking: Parking lot with 30+ parking spaces

Playground structure materials: Wood, metal, plastic

Ground/surface materials: Wood chips

Fenced in? Y, toddler section is fenced in, bigger kid section is not

Slides? Y, four slides

Swings? Y, nine swings (6 normal sized, 1 special needs, 1 baby, 1 tire swing)

Picnic tables, benches or other seating? Y, six shaded picnic tables in sight of playground

Walking path, sidewalk or bike path? Y, long walking path around the complex

Stroller accessibility? Y

Bathrooms? Y, two Porta Potties near playground

Drinking fountain? N

Food and drink nearby? N

What makes it special or worth visiting?

Wentland Playground is a massive maze-like playground with many towers, stairs, hiding spots, and bridges. The playground is old-fashioned and most of the structure is made of wood and plastic. There is a small area for toddlers with a sand pit and wooden fire truck for imaginative play. There’s a long walking path that circles that complex and goes all the way to Harlem High School.

If you go, you may want to bring:

  • A packed lunch – There are several picnic table where you can eat
  • Scooters, bikes, and ride-ons – There’s a walking path circling the park
  • Skateboards, scooters, rollerblades – There’s a skate park with ramps in the complex
  • Baseball bat, gloves, ball – There are numerous baseball diamonds in the complex

**Please note: Slides are metal and may be hot to the touch during the summer.

Wentland Playground Loves Park IL
Wentland Playground
Loves Park, IL
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