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.

We’re Building the 5 to 12-Year-Old Playground

Construction to take place in late 2024. Visitors can look forward to a racehorse-themed playground with bridges and other accessible amenities that will offer more play opportunities, like climbing, sliding, and gathering areas.

Help us build an open-air shelter that will accompany the new 5 to 12-year-old playground.

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Contact us to learn more about the Sensory Garden Playground project and how you or a business you know can become involved.

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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.

Autism Friendly Certification Seal

Sensory Garden Playground is certified Autism Friendly

What’s New?

Accessible Tree House

While the first phase of the tree house has been constructed, additional elements are planned as donations to the project make them possible. The site is generally accessible, however, improvements to the accessibility of the tree house are planned as the project moves forward in the future phase.

Your input and suggestions are welcome as we strive to make this a fun play experience for all.

See Project Plans (PDF)

Stage 1: Funded √

Visual Supports to Help Plan Your Visit

The Sensory Garden Playground is for children of all ability levels. Some children have difficulty with communication and may use visual supports. If your child benefits from using visual supports, please feel free to download the Sensory Garden Playground pictures provided on the Visual Supports page.

Upcoming Events

Fun Run participants pose with superhero characters - Photo by Kasey Mueller

4/6: Superhero 3K Fun Run

April 6 @ 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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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
100+ Women Who Care

Founding Partners: