Author Archives: Jessica Becker

About Jessica Becker

I am a community outreach professional raising two daughters with my husband in an old house on an isthmus. I wake early to practice yoga, I cook dinner for my family, I bike most places I go, and I believe that happiness is a life skill. It is up to each of us to create the causes of happiness. For me, that means seeing what is going on and engaging creatively with people and places. I write about it at BetweenTwoLakes.com.
Millennium Park Maggie Daley

Maggie Daley Playground in Millennium Park, Chicago

A seven-year-old’s perspective on this radical new playground built for the kids of the world.

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Millennium Park Maggie Daley

Maggie Daley Playground in Millennium Park, Chicago

A seven-year-old’s perspective on this radical new playground built for the kids of the world.

Wingra Park entrance to the Arboretum
/ West

Wingra Park & Boat Livery

If you love those classic playground merry-go-rounds, find one here, along with a lovely lakeshore park.

Wingra Park entrance to the Arboretum
/ West

Wingra Park & Boat Livery

If you love those classic playground merry-go-rounds, find one here, along with a lovely lakeshore park.

/ East

Maple Bluff Beach Park

The playground is climber-friendly, with lots of ways ways to get up and down, and a large web orb.

/ East

Maple Bluff Beach Park

The playground is climber-friendly, with lots of ways ways to get up and down, and a large web orb.

Starkweather Creek at OB Sherry Park
/ East

O. B. Sherry Park

The playground itself is not really destination-worthy, but there are other reasons to spend time along Starkweather Creek.

Starkweather Creek at OB Sherry Park
/ East

O. B. Sherry Park

The playground itself is not really destination-worthy, but there are other reasons to spend time along Starkweather Creek.

/ East

Hiestand Park and Woods

A sprawling jungle gym attached to a typical structure, the bars and ladders zig and zag around to create some interesting opportunities for climbing.

/ East

Hiestand Park and Woods

A sprawling jungle gym attached to a typical structure, the bars and ladders zig and zag around to create some interesting opportunities for climbing.

Turville Point Conservation Park
/ East

Olin Park and Turville Point Conservation Park

The park is a lovely mix of terrains-hills, lakeshore, woods! From the playground, head for the trails of Turville Point to explore.

Turville Point Conservation Park
/ East

Olin Park and Turville Point Conservation Park

The park is a lovely mix of terrains-hills, lakeshore, woods! From the playground, head for the trails of Turville Point to explore.

Woods at Haen Family Park
/ West

Anji Play at Haen Family Park

There is a collection of new equipment – rope climbers and self-propelled twirlers – and a hidden creek in the woods.

Woods at Haen Family Park
/ West

Anji Play at Haen Family Park

There is a collection of new equipment – rope climbers and self-propelled twirlers – and a hidden creek in the woods.