We live in Chicago and were on a road trip with our kids. We needed to find a place for them to run off some energy. We saw that there was a park on the Kankakee River and decided to stop. What a find! It looks small from the entrance but it was enormous once we got inside. There were 3 full playgrounds along with a fourth area of swings, tennis courts, volleyball courts, pickleball courts and a pool. There's a walking path that goes around the park and bridges that are fun for kids to cross. There are a lot of picnic tables, as well, if you want to stop and eat. There's even a small amphitheater where they hold performances. If you're in the Midwest and need a place to stop, this is amazing!