Your Guide to Area Waterparks & Pools
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!
Aquatics 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 ahpd.org/programs/aquatics/
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 www.lombardparks.com or call 630-627-6127.
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 www.DPParks.org.
Atcher Island, Meineke Pool and Bock Pool, Schaumburg Park District
Make a splash and stay cool at Schaumburg Park District’s outdoor pools this summer! Each of our outdoor pools offer families a unique, splashtastic experience—children can speed down the bowl slide at the tropical themed Atcher Island, dive off the highest diving board at Meineke Pool, or have fun on the AquaClimb climbing wall at Bock Pool. Individual and family memberships are available. For more information, visit parkfun.com.
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 www.wheelingparkdistrict.com or call 847-465-3333.
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 freefall launch slide, poolside basketball, sand volleyball, sand/water play area, concessions, swim lessons, special events and more! These exciting water attractions and green open space offer thrills and relaxation for all ages. For more details: ottercove.org.
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 itascaparkdistrict.com/waterpark.