March 8, 2021

Have you heard the author Franny Billingsley’s simple picnic principle? “Things,” Billingsley writes, “taste better outdoors.” 

A picnic is a wonderful way to enjoy a day in the Great Outdoors with your elderly loved ones, especially in our current era of social distancing. And once you’ve packed the perfect picnic basket, the Chicago area is full of fantastic spots for an outdoor feast. 

What Are the Best Picnic Spots In Chicago?

Looking for a little picnic inspiration? Here are 10 of the best picnic spots around Chicagoland to share with your family and friends: 

  1. Ping Tom Memorial Park (Chinatown)
  2. Humboldt Park (West Side)
  3. Lurie Gardens & Millennium Park (Loop)
  4. Museum Campus (South Loop)
  5. Promontory Point (Hyde Park)
  6. Morton Arboretum (West Suburbs)
  7. Oz Park (Lincoln Park)
  8. Montrose Beach (Uptown) 
  9. Bahá’í House of Worship Grounds (North Shore)
  10. Ned Brown Preserve/Busse Woods (West Suburbs)
  11. Gilson Park (North Shore)
  12. Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserves (South Suburbs)
  13. Chicago Riverwalk (Loop)
  14. Margaret Donahue Park (Lakeview)
  15. Ravinia Festival (North Shore)

Making the Day Extra Special

A picnic is only as good as the food you pack and the people you bring with you! To make this day in the sunshine even more wonderful, check out our guides to healthy lunches, dinners, and snacks sure to put a smile on your senior loved one’s face. 

Want to make your outdoor excursion as smooth and seamless as possible? Check out our trusty tips for making day trips and outings safer for the elderly. 

Want to Help Your Elderly Loved One Enjoy Chicagoland?

There is no shortage of fun things to see and experience in Chicagoland. If you want to help your older loved ones enjoy all the unique benefits that this area has to offer, we are here and ready to help! 

At Companions for Seniors, making life easier for elderly adults and family caregivers is our passion. We’re always here to field your questions and help you find the best course of action for both yourself and your senior loved one.

Our mission is to help seniors live independently and with dignity in the comfort of their own homes by empowering them to lead an active and enriched lifestyle, connecting them with their community, and nurturing meaningful relationships.

Our companions are trained and bonded, and can help provide a variety of services designed to help your loved one age in place with ease. As a company, we believe in fostering an open dialogue and sharing ideas; always going the extra mile with our services; and providing flexible care that’s the right price and right fit for every household. We have experience scheduling and coordinating all kinds of trips and outings in the Chicagoland area, so that elderly adults never have to worry about giving up on their active lifestyles. 

We are proud to be locally owned and operated in Chicago, Illinois, with services available in the city and suburbs. Have any more questions? Want to get in touch? Don’t hesitate to reach out online or give us a call at 866-910-9020 to get the conversation started today!