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.

Weisman Playlot Park

Recently renovated, the park has a new soft-surface play area filled with swings, a slide, picnic tables, drinking fountains, benches, and water spray feature. To add a little whimsy to the landscape a beautiful interactive fish tank mosaic was designed by artist Martha Crandall and the Chicago Mosaic School. This is a pretty, picturesque and fun stop!

901 W. Oakdale Ave. (312-742-7826 or

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