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WATERPARKS & POOLS
It’s time to cool off and our area’s great selection of water parks and pools are open for you and the family. Here are some of the best!
Westmont Park District
Ty Warner Spray Park
Come out to visit our zero-depth spray park cushioned by a safe and 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: www.westmontparks.org or call 630.963.5252
Rockford Park District
Magic Waters Waterpark
Visit Magic Waters Waterpark to experience the 75-foot Double Dare Drop speed slides, as well as Illinois’ largest wavepool, adventure ride, five-story body slide, Splash Magic River and Tiki Island, a water paradise for kids where a 1,000 gallon pineapple bucket spills to the delight of guests! Some rides have height restrictions. Enjoy cabana/patio rentals, picnic area, tube/locker rentals, variety of food options; family changing area, and more. The park is a smoke-free facility. Free parking. Visit www.magicwaterswaterpark.com for hours, fees, ticket purchase, discounts/specials.
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 itascaparkdistrict.com/waterpark.
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.
Oak Brook Park District
Indoor & Outdoor Family Aquatic Center
This summer, enjoy Oak Brook’s outdoor oasis! 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 opens through Labor Day weekend, weather permitting, and admission is included in the Indoor Family Aquatic Center daily fee (R/NR Adult: $10/$12, Youth: $6/$8). Aquatic Birthday Parties includes admission for 20 guests, choice of pizzas or hot dogs, chips, beverages, designated party area, paper products, party hostess, and certified lifeguards. Indoor AND outdoor aquatic facilities are available and party packages start at only $210. 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Call 630-990-4233 or visit www.obparks.org for more info.
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! 2025 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL 847-391-5740 www.DPParks.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 ottercove.org or call 630-513-4377.
Wheeling Park District
Family Aquatic Center
There’s no shortage of things to entertain your water enthusiast at the Wheeling Park District Family Aquatic Center. Some features include Tsunami Splash, Lily Pad Lagoon, Volcano Valley, Paradise Falls, Willie the Whale Toddler Slide, Zero Depth Entry Pool, sand play areas and lap lanes. Group and party rentals available for families or organizations. Concessions sold at the Café. Ask us about our swim lesson program. For more details, visit www.wheelingparkdistrict.com or call 847-465-3333.
Village of Hinsdale
Summer is in full swing! 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.
Raging Waves Waterpark
Outrageous Fun awaits at Raging Waves – Illinois’ Largest Waterpark! Located Minutes from Aurora in Yorkville, IL, 45 acres of summer fun includes 20 water slides, ¼ mile long lazy river, huge wave pool, multiple kiddie areas, and more! Visit RagingWaves.com for our latest deals and to learn more about Illinois’ Largest Waterpark.