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Water Parks & Pools
It won’t belong before the temps heat up and our area’s great selection of water parks and pools are open for you and the family. Here are some of the best!
Village of Hinsdale
Think Summer! The Village of Hinsdale Community Pool offers an outdoor swimming facility for the entire family! Featuring a 50-meter pool with 25-meter L shape, zero -depth walk in wading pool with play features, a sand play area, and a diving well with drop slide, 2-1M diving boards and a 3M diving board. Pool passes are on sale! Also available are 10 visit passes and NEW Neighborly Rates! Visit http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/departments/parks_and_recreation for more information.
Bartlett Aquatic Center
Take a wild ride at the Bartlett Aquatic Center and experience a New Way to Play! Amenities include an eight-lane lap pool with a zero-depth entry section, tube slide, lazy river, water based zip line, drop slide, two body slides, and spray playground, a sand-play area, and a concessions area. Available for private rentals, group outings and birthday parties. 620 W. Stearns Rd., Bartlett, IL 60103. For hours of operation and more information call 630.540.4800 or visit www.bartlettparks.org
St. Charles Park District
Otter Cove Aquatic Park
Themed around a river otter and his friends, Otter Cove features exciting activities that appeal to every water enthusiast, from the most energetic cannon baller to the most laid-back floater. Speed down the salamander slides. Enjoy an inner tube ride along turtle creek. Flitter around Dragonfly Den. Hop all over the Frog Bog. Exercise in the Crayfish Canal. These exciting water attractions and green open space offer thrills and relaxation for all ages. For more details, visit www.ottercove.org or call 630-513-6200.
Itasca Park District
Caribbean Paradise Waterpark
Itasca’s Caribbean Paradise Waterpark offers a summer full of fun for the whole family. Our Caribbean themed features an 8-lane lap pool with a large zero-depth entry, vortex and separate diving well with 1 & 3 meter boards and a drop slide, a 185-ft. waterslide, and a separate zero-depth family interactive pool with in-water playground, and interactive play pieces. Concessions are available at the Snack Shack. Host your birthday parties, private rentals, and group outings for your family’s or company’s enjoyment at our beautiful facility. Call today for more information at 630-773-1213 or visit www.itascaparkdistrict.com/waterpark.
Elk Grove Park District
Rainbow Falls Waterpark
Cool off at Rainbow Falls Waterpark and enjoy the excitement of this tropical paradise with a variety of attractions, parties and more waiting for the entire family. Attractions include: Zero-depth pool, leisure pool, lazy river, vortex pool, body & tube slides, diving board, three-story fun house, tot pool, picnic areas and concessions. Have a rockin’ party here! Open Daily through Aug. 13th Mon.-Fri. 11am-8pm, Sat. 11:30am-8pm, Sun. 11:30am-6pm. Post Season: Aug 19 & 20, Aug 26 & 27, Sep. 2-4, 11:30am-6pm Admission: Mon.-Fri. $15 per person Sat. & Sun. $16 per person. Tots under 2 years are free. 200 Rev. Morrison Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. 847-228-2860. www.elkgroveparks.org
The Lombard Park District’
Paradise Bay Water Park
Paradise Bay Water Park is an award winning state-of-the-art facility that features a zero-depth entry leisure pool with spouts, fountains, water sprays, whirlpool, body slide, bowl slide, speed slide and a water walk. Paradise Bay also hosts a 12 ft. dive well, 8 lane lap pool, zero-depth tot pool and Calypso Café. For more information visit www.lombardparks.com or call 630-627-6127.
Des Plaines Park District
Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center
This Chicagoland summertime family destination has activities from mild to wild: 2 giant slides in Otter’s Run; drop slides & cliff dives in Sea Lion Falls; a 550-foot lazy river, and the expansive Dolphin Bay leisure pool. Island Café has delicious lunches, snacks and ice cream treats. Spend an hour or a fun day in the sun! Location: 2025 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL. 847-391-5740 www.DPParks.org
Hanover Park Park District
Just like a beach, Seafaris’ wade pool starts shallow and keeps getting deeper and deeper all the way to 12ft. Surrounding this pool are water-driven attractions designed for different ages. Cluster around the Aqua Bloom, a blossom that sprays erratic streams of water from its center or zip down speed slides, tube slides, and a 130-foot long water slide. Located at 1700 Greenbrook Boulevard Hanover Park, IL 60133. Call 630.837.2468 or visit www.hpparks.org
Fox Valley Park District
Splash Country & Phillips Park Aquatic Center
One cool summer awaits – at two exciting water parks! Enjoy the best of the best at Splash Country Water Park and Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center. Family fun and affordable rates – it’s a doubly good deal. The kids will love the crazy slides and spray guns – and easy-entry pools help welcome young swimmers to a world of wet and wild fun. Celebrate your next birthday at Splash or Phillips – water-park style – and check out our season pass rates and weekday discount specials for even greater savings! Splash Country Water Park, 195 S. Barnes Road, Aurora, IL 60506. 630-906-7981. Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center. 828 Montgomery Road. Aurora, IL 60505. 630-851-8686. www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org