Mon, July 15 at 8am – 

Due to the excessive rain:

  • Sunset Woods Park and Sunset Valley Golf Club are closed.
  • Portions of the paths at The Preserve of Highland Park and Larry Fink Park are flooded.
Tiny Tots, Big Adventures: Ideas for Your Little Explorers

September 1, 2023

While the big kids are busy at school, we’ve got plenty of opportunities to keep your little ones active and learning this Fall! From creative outlets to outdoor adventures, here’s a list of ideas to fill those precious hours with your tots at the Park District of Highland Park.

Adventure Into Our Story Trail

Read and walk our featured book along the trails at Heller Nature Center.

Visit One of Our 22 Playgrounds

Be sure to check out our two newly renovated tot playgrounds at Moroney Park and Sunset Woods Park.

Explore Wander Woods

Visit Heller Nature Center and enjoy this unique nature play area.

Play a Round of Mini Golf

Enjoy our challenging 18-hole mini golf course. Fun for the whole family.

Walk the Trails

Did you know we have over 20 miles of walking trails at the Park District? Find a path near you.

Plan a Picnic at the Park

Enjoy a picnic at one of our parks! We have over 40 parks to choose from.

Looking for a program option? We have Weekday, Weekend, and Early Evening Programs

Cooking Up Memories at Home

Heller Honey is on sale! Grab a jar or 2 at the Recreation Center of Highland Park, Heller Nature Center or Madame Zuzu’s and whip up one of these kid-friendly recipes:

  1. Honey Apple Nachos: Give your nachos a makeover and swap out chips and cheese for apples and honey! Cut your apple slices nice and thin and then cover them with Heller honey and your kids’ toppings of choice. It’s a healthy alternative to your traditional nachos, and a sweet treat for snack time!
  2. Honey Oatmeal Energy Bites: These no-bake bites are sure to make you the Queen Bee of the neighborhood! Combine 1 ½ cups of rolled oats, ¼ cup of honey, 1/3 cup of cashew butter, and 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed. Let this mixture chill out in the freezer for about 15 minutes and then roll them into bite-sized balls. Finish them off with a quick roll in some shredded coconut and enjoy!
  3. Honey Fruit Dip: This recipe is as easy as 1-2-3…which is exactly how many ingredients you need to make it! All you need to do for this yummy fruit dip is combine ¼ cup of plain Greek yogurt, ¼ cup of peanut butter, and 2 tablespoons of Heller honey. It’s really that easy!