Photo of Art Along the Way Archway sculpture installation at the entrance to the park

What is the Sensory Garden Playground?

The Sensory Garden Playground is a combination of sensory-integrated playground equipment and amenities along with gardening areas. The 37-acre facility is being developed in phases as funding becomes available.

How can I help?

Make a Donation
Partner With Us
Host a Fundraiser

Be a Fence Friend!

A $50 donation can purchase one fence panel. 200 panels will provide a safe enclosure for our playground. Donate Now
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Contact us to learn more about the Play for All project and how you or a business you know can become involved.

Autism Friendly Certification Seal

Sensory Garden Playground is certified Autism Friendly

Help us to provide Play for All

Imagine a playground without limits; without boundaries; that makes play possible for all. This is the type of play space your support helps build at the Sensory Garden Playground. Help make play possible for all children with your tax-deductible donation.

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Tree House iconAccessible Tree House Coming Spring 2020

Accessible Tree House

Official Opening May 16

Stay tuned for details.

See Project Plans (PDF)

Stage 1: FUNDED

Stage 2: HELP FUND

News & Media

Newsletter: Fall 2019
View project updates, messages from foundation members, and more!

Article: A look at the core elements of an inclusive playground – by Gina Catalano
At the Sensory Garden Playground in Lisle, Ill., inclusive play matters…

More News & Media

Upcoming Special Events

Enjoy special activities like face painting, planting, story time and more!

child drawing with chalk on the ground

5/16: Play Day

May 16 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Play Day - May 16

Please check back for details to be added as the event nears.
child playing with sibling

6/20: Play Day

June 20 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Play Day - June 20

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mother and child at park

7/18: Play Day

July 18 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Play Day - July 18

Please check back for details to be added as the event nears.
children playing in sandbox

8/15: Play Day

August 15 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Play Day - August 15

Please check back for details to be added as the event nears.

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Park Location:

2751 Navistar Drive, Lisle, IL 60532
Playground Map (PDF)

Thank You to Our Project Sponsors:

First Trust
Main Street Association of Realtors
Science of Spirituality
Kim & Gary Ulfig

Founding Partners:

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Founding Partners:

Visit dupageforest.com (site opens in new window)
Visit wdsra.com (link opens in new window)
Visit wheatonparkdistrict.com (link opens in new window)
Visit shanesinspiration.org (link opens in new window)
Visit playlsi.com (link opens in new window)
Visit kiwanisofwheaton.org (link opens in new window)