Attention, little monkeys! We went up ladders, got lost in jungle gyms and scaled walls in search of the best playgrounds for kids who like to climb (someone had to do the hard work). From train-shaped climbing structures to spiderwebs that never end, get ready to go bananas for these destinations where your adventurer can reach new heights.

For Spiderman Wannabes: Portage Park

The Climb: Careful on that rope web -- it twists and undulates like a giant tidal wave. Grab ahold and enjoy the climb. There are climbing options for every age from the twisting rope web, to a circular structure, to small options along the traditional equipment. Small sloping “hills” with pretend canoes offers easy climbing for the younger set.

4100 N. Long Ave.
Portage Park
773-685-7235
Online: chicagoparkdistrict.com

Where do you go to climb? Let us know in the Comments!

— Maria Chambers & Mistie Lucht