40+ parks to visit in the western suburbs this summer



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Much about life is learning through experiences. Therefore we try to expose our kids to as many new people and places as we can. Sometimes it’s as simple as checking out a new park, other times we take a road trip to a town we have never been before. But whatever we do, we try to have fun and learn as much as we can. Not only about the place but about each other. Every exhibition evokes something new in us and that is an experience in itself.

But every year, I also get asked “how do you even find some of these places?” Simple: where there is a will, there is a way. So much of this is available to us with a click of a button. You just have to look.

I spend a few hours researching online, park district booklets, social media from family & friends and use this information to put together my list. It not only includes parks but also libraries and indoor places for us to visit during the summer [you would be surprised how many new places open up every year]. I like to have it handy so when we feel like exploring something new, we just pick a place from our list and go. But today is your lucky day, because I am sharing my hard work with all of you!

Below you will find our 40+ places to visit in the western suburbs of Chicago! A .pdf file that is super easy to pull up on your phone or print to have in your car. Plus an excel file so you can change depending on your likes or location.

Hope this inspires you to get out and explore something new this summer but please come back and let me know what you did! I would love to hear your stories.


PDF FILE: summer2018

EXCEL FILE: summer2018





Author: hazeleyesmom

Welcome to my blog. Here you will find a mix of food, life, fashion, beauty and travel reviews. Expect honest motherhood, fun family adventures and parenting fails. I can be sassy with a little bit sarcasm but all with good intentions. I love to cook, write and keep up with the latest fashion and beauty trends. But I am also a bargain hunter. When I find something worth sharing, I will pass it on. I have major OCD. I own 10 pairs of ripped jeans. I drink 3 cups of coffee every day. I suffer from chronic migraines and anxiety. I am a former photographer. Carbs are my life. I can watch a comedy and never LOL and I hate scary movies. I would travel the world but new places scare me. I believe in karma. My guilty pleasures include reality shows and cafes. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them! But don’t miss anything and subscribe via email and follow me on Facebook & Instagram ♡ Welcome to my organized chaos. X, Dijana

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