New Splashpad Coming to Townline Park
You may notice fencing going up in the next few days - that means work is starting soon. Construction is planned to begin mid-April and is expected to be completed in mid-June. Townline Park, including the playground and pavilion, will remain open during construction. Please be cautious near the construction area and be aware of periodic movement of equipment. We appreciate your patience while the new splashpad is begin constructed and installed.
The first of its kind in Lake Forest, the splashpad will be a place for children to gather, play, and cool off during the summer months. Interactive features including different spouts, sprays, fountains, and bubblers will offer sensory rich, creative, and engaging play opportunities.
Splashpads provide a unique opportunity for inclusive, safe water play. For a variety of reasons including mobility, swim skill, developmental challenges, child to parent supervision ratio, etc., it may not be feasible or practical for some families to visit the beach or go to a swimming pool.
A splashpad creates safe access to the wonder and love of water for families with children of all ages, abilities, and circumstances. The features are designed to be accessible and are organized by size so there is a natural separation of older and younger children, while still the ability to all play and socialize together.