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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!


Indoor & Outdoor
Family Aquatic Center
Oak Brook Park District
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 $242. 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Call 630-990-4233 or visit for more info.

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

Ty Warner Spray Park
Westmont Park District
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:  or call 630.963.5252

Oasis Water Park
BloomingdalePark District
The Oasis Water Park features three different attractions: ‘Cuda Cove, Mango Bay and Otter Island. ‘Cuda Cove is an eight-lane competitive pool with a drop slide and one- and three-meter diving boards. Mango Bay is a zero-depth entry leisure pool with geysers, spilling buckets, sprayers and water slides. Otter Island is an interactive water playground. The Oasis also features Coconut Cafe and a state-of-the-art bathhouse. For more information visit or call 630-339-3568.

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

Otter Cove
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.

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.

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.

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