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What better to cool-off with the family than taking in our area’s spectacular Waterparks and Pools? It’s worth the trip…for a wonderful dip!


Santa’s Village Amusement Park
This summer make a big splash at Santa Springs, the all NEW water attraction! With multiple kiddie slides and a wading pool too, this monstrous play structure will allow for hours of fun in the sun with the whole family!! Located at 601 Dundee Ave., East Dundee, IL. Visit or call 847-426-6751 for more details.

Caribbean Paradise Waterpark, Itasca Park District
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 high and low diving 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

Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center, Des Plaines Park District
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! 2025 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL 847-391-5740

Otter Cove Aquatic Park, St. Charles Park District
Themed around a river otter and his friends, Otter Cove offers water fun for everyone featuring zero-depth entry activity pool, a shallow pool just for toddlers, a tube slide into a lazy river, racing slides, a turbo slide with freefall launch, sand volleyball, a sand/water play area and more. These exciting water attractions and green open space offer thrills and relaxation for all ages. Concessions, cabanas and rentals available, too.

Indoor & Outdoor Family Aquatic Center, Oak Brook Park District
This summer, enjoy Oak Brook’s outdoor oasis – Splash Island! This unique splash pool features three shallow water slides, zero depth entry, tot friendly spray zones, picnic lounge, and even a fire pit. The park is open through Labor Day, as well as weekend through September (weather permitting). Don’t let unpredictable weather put a damper on your summer fun! Admission includes access to Oak Brook Park District’s state-of-the-art Indoor Family Aquatic Center! R/NR fees – Adult: $10/$12, Youth: $6/$8. 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Call 630-990-4233 or visit for more info.

Paradise Bay Water Park, The Lombard Park District
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 or call 630-627-6127.

Ty Warner Spray Park, Westmont Park District
Come out to visit our zero-depth spray park cushioned by a safe and BRAND NEW, soft resilient rubber surface.  Based on a nautical theme, water sprays and squirts through a whale’s tail, an anchor, a mast and a number of other ground level spouts.  You can even crawl over our ferocious alligator and run through a spray tunnel!  The spray park attraction is $3 for Westmont children and $5 for non-resident children.  Adults are always free!  The Backstop Concession Stand is just down the path from the Spray Park, and has tons of sweets and treats for everyone. Visit: or call 630.963.5252

Recreation Pool, Arlington Heights Park District
The Aqua Scramble is back! Come test your skills on the Aqua Scramble this summer at Recreation Pool. Our 48ft inflatable obstacle course will allow you to run, climb, jump and slide your way across the pool. When: Thursdays 1-4 pm & Sundays from 12-4pm June 13th-August 11th • Weather Permitting. Swimmers must be able to swim in 4 1/2 ft. of water with no assistance to participate. Learn more at

Family Aquatic Center, Wheeling Park District
Stay cool all summer at the Heritage Park Family Aquatic Center in Wheeling! Soak up the fun at the water playground with large tipping bucket, two drop slides, tube and body slides, splash pool with water basketball and monkey bar activity pad, toddler slide, zero-depth pool, diving board and lap lanes. Spend the day at the sand play and picnic areas or hit the sand volleyball courts. Visit the Café for a variety of food and beverage options. Lots of activities and concession specials run throughout the summer. Group and party rentals are available for families and organizations. Ask about our swim lesson program, too. For more details, go to or call 847-465-3333.

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