Lincoln Park and Lakeview are always hopping. And swinging. And sliding. And climbing. You get the idea — they have great playgrounds! If you live in the area or are looking for a great place to park-crawl for the day, these are the ones you really want to check out. Click through for the 411 on splash pads, spraygrounds, playlots and more.

Sheil Park

This gated playground, nearly hidden from view in the Southport Corridor, feels friendly and secure. While it has nice climbing rings, ladders and slides for older tots, parents of babies will feel most comfy at one of the shaded tables near the entrance. Say "hi" to the others that stroll up and expand your circle of new-mom friends.

3505 N. Southport Ave. (312-742-7826 or online at

What is YOUR favorite playground in Lincoln Park or Lakeview? Let us know in the Comments!

— Kelly Aiglon, with additional reporting by Mistie Lucht & Selena Kohng