Wednesday, September 25, 2019

An Afternoon At Bisons Bluff

When I spent a week with my daughter and her family this past summer, we visited a lot of parks.   One of the parks that really stood out to me was Bison's Bluff located in Schaumburg Illinois.

Bison's Bluff is a very unique playground because it is situated in a natural setting and uses all natural materials like logs, boulders, sand, water, etc.  It also includes nature themed play structures that resemble a rock bluff, flowing streams, wetland, and a beaver lodge.

There aren't live Bison in Bison's Bluff, but there is a huge Bison statue right in front of the main play area.  The nearby climbing structure resembles a multi-tiered tree house.

I climbed into the tree house with Alethea.  We had so much fun exploring all the nooks and crannies.

Alethea was so excited to find this hammock that just her size.

Alethea loved climbing on this large grasshopper.

Water exploration is the favorite attraction for the kids in this park.

Nothing is off limits in this park.  The kids can get right inside the streams and wade.  The park was built with the philosophy that most children benefit physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally through imaginative play in natural settings.  Children that live in large cities often do not have access to natural settings, so the park recreated it's own natural setting in this playground.  Nearby is also a nature center, farm,  and nature trails.

Alethea loved all the fun water features, like this frog that squirts water out of his mouth.

The park also has a musical area with wood and metal percussion instruments.  Oh, it would have been fun if my son, a professional percussionist, would have been with us this day.  He would have had a blast with these toys.

After we finished playing at the park we took one of the nature trails and discovered this pond filled with water lilies.  There was also a family of ducks swimming.  

The park is located at 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg Illinois and is open 

  • April – October, Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Monday hours, Noon-8 p.m.)
  • November-March, Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (weather permitting) 
Have A Great Day!  Amy

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  1. OMG That is such a fun place!

  2. Look at that dumpling...biggest duck in the puddle. Alethea is such a cutie. And this park is so well designed. Love that the kids can jump right in and enjoy every aspect. You have had quite the summer.

    1. Yes, she's a little dumpling alright. It is a great park.

  3. What a great park! Looks like you all had so much fun.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. Looks like a fun park! Love the photos.

  5. That looks like such a cute playground.

  6. That sweet girl is so lucky for all of the adventures she gets to go on and I love her little ruffled eyelet dress!


  7. It is a cool place. I wish they had playgrounds like this when my kids were young, but I guess they didn't need it anyway as they were raised in the country.

  8. Looks like your grandbaby had an enjoyable visit!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 5. Shared.

  9. You're welcome! You too! thanks so much!


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