Yee-haw! Swinging, climbing and sliding season is just getting started — and there are so many places to jump into the action. Chicago has more than 500 playgrounds. And 77 will be rehabbed or built this year, thanks to Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago Plays! program. Flip through our album to see our “best” list, from ginormous slides to beachside gems to great terrain for toddlers. And keep a lookout for our best of the suburbs picks, coming soon.

Best Pirate Adventure: Supera Playlot Park

With two ship-themed play structures (one for the bigs, one for the littles), a boat-shaped sandbox and sea animal riding structures, this playground will have you yelling “Ahoy mateys!” Find it at 2528 N. Racine St. in Lincoln Park. Online: chicagoparkdistrict.com

Others to sail away with:
“Boat” Playground: 3300 N. Lake Shore Dr., Belmont Harbor
Margate Park: 4921 N. Marine Dr., Uptown

Photo: Munira B. via Yelp

What is YOUR favorite playground in Chicago? Let us know in the Comments!

— Mistie Lucht