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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!

Bartlett Aquatic Center Water Park
Bartlett Park District
2017 Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award by Jeff Ellis and Associates for exceeding industry standards in risk management and epitomizing aquatic safety excellence. 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, aquatic 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


Otter Cove Aquatic Park
St. Charles Park District
NEW Summer 2018: Racer Slides, Turbo Slide with Freefall Launch and Sport Spot featuring basketball! 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, sand volleyball, and a sand/water play area. These exciting water attractions and green open space offer thrills and relaxation for all ages. Birthday party packages available, too. For more details, visit or call 630-513-6200.

Magic Waters Waterpark
Rockford Park District
Visit Magic Waters Waterpark to experience Screaming Lizard, a new looping waterslide where riders defy gravity, the 75-foot Double Dare Drop speed slides, Illinois’ largest wavepool, five-story body slides, Splash Magic River, Tiki Island, a water paradise for kids and expanded Little Lagoon with baby water swings.  Some rides have height restrictions. Enjoy cabana/patio rentals, picnic area, tube/locker rentals, fresh food options; family changing area, and free parking. Visit for hours, fees, ticket purchase, discounts/specials.

Seafari Springs
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

Family Aquatic Center
Wheeling Park District
It’s the Family Aquatic Center at Heritage Park 25th Anniversary and we are celebrating all summer! There’s no shortage of things to entertain your water enthusiast.  In addition to 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, sand play areas and lap lanes, there will be lots of activities and concession specials throughout the summer. 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 or call 847-465-3333.

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.

Village of Hinsdale Community Pool 
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 Neighborly Rates! Visit for more information.

Mystic Waters Family
Aquatic Center
DesPlaines 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

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

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