Swimming Pools, Outdoor

Hours for Hillside Aquatic Complex and Elks Aquatic Center

  • Monday-Thursday: 12-4pm and 4:30-8pm
  • Friday-Sunday: 12-7pm
  • Hillside only – Lap swim session: Monday-Friday 11:30am-12:30pm

2023 Last Day of Season

  • Hillside Aquatic Complex: Friday, Aug. 11
  • Elks Aquatic Center: Sunday, Aug. 20

Schedule subject to change throughout the season. Call the facilities for information.


  • Outdoor Pool Rules (PDF download)
    • No outside food or beverages please.
    • Hillside Aquatic Complex: There are lockers in the men’s and women’s locker rooms. Please bring your own lock.
  • Children age 8 and under must be accompanied by someone age 16 or older.
  • Daycare Ratio: 6 children/daycare supervisor (no exceptions)

Daily Swim Fee

  • $4 per person
  • $5 per person with Hillside Waterslide (48″ height requirement)
  • Infants 11 months and younger = free
  • Lap swim = $1 per person
  • Cash, checks or credit cards accepted

Season Patch

  • $50 per person (discounted for 2023)
  • $75 per person with Hillside Waterslide (discounted for 2023)
  • Patch must be sewn on suit.
  • Patches are for sale during regular swimming hours at pools or the Park District Office, 400 E. Front Ave.

Coupon Books

  • 12 admissions for $40
  • 12 admissions with Hillside Waterslide for $50
  • Coupon books may be purchased at the pools or at the Park District Office, 400 E. Front Ave.


Hillside Aquatic Complex

Located within Lions Park, 1719 E. Boulevard Ave. For daily schedule, call 222-6419.

  • Two longer slides (170 feet and 155 feet)
  • Water slide, water gun, net climb
  • Tipping cone, climbing wall, umbrella jet
  • Lap lanes
  • Concessions and large party room
  • Located in Lions Park, with nearby green space, playgrounds, tennis courts and reservable shelters

Party Space Rentals

Party space is available during regular hours. Reservations can be made at the facility or by calling 222-6419.

Fees and Party Perks

  • 10 passes (with waterslide) to the facility ($5 per additional person)
  • Monday-Thursday: 12-3pm OR 4:30-7:30pm
  • Friday-Sunday: 12-3pm OR 4-7pm
  • Party Fee: $110

Elks Aquatic Center

321 W. Broadway Ave.

For daily schedule, call 222-6607.

  • Splash pad
  • Two small slides
  • Large patio area with umbrellas
  • Playground
  • Concessions and three party rooms
  • Across the street from Custer Park, with nearby green space

Party Room Rentals – Elks Aquatic Center

Two party rooms are available during regular hours. Reservations can be made at the facility or by calling 222-6607.

Fees and Party Perks

  • Includes 10 Elks Aquatic Center admissions ($4 per additional person).
  • Monday – Friday: 12-3pm
  • Party Fee: $100


***The pool at Wachter Aquatic Complex will not be open in 2023 due to staffing shortages.

Splash Pad at New Generations Park

Located at New Generations Park, 1021 Mustang Dr.

  • 2023: Closed for the season
  • Hours: 10am – 8pm daily
  • Free
  • Water is controlled by a button – push for 15 minutes of fun

Splash Pad Rules

  • Use Splash Pad at your own risk.
  • All children ages 10 and under must be supervised by an adult.
  • No running or rough play allowed.
  • No food, drink or glass containers allowed on Splash Pad.
  • No animals allowed at the Splash Pad.
  • Do not climb or hang on equipment.
  • Do not block Splash Pad fixtures or drains.
  • Persons with open sores, infections or transmittable diseases are prohibited from use.
  • Do not carry sand or mud onto the Splash Pad.
  • No skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, or scooters allowed on the Splash Pad.
  • Use of the Splash Pad during severe weather conditions is prohibited.
  • Any child or person not fully toilet trained must wear a swim diaper.
  • Please use the trash containers and help keep the park clean.


Swimming Inclement Weather

Whenever inclement weather threatens participants or lightning is spotted, the pools will close. If the air temperature is not 66 degrees by 11am, the pools will not open. If the pool closes during a session, you will receive a rain check. Rain checks must be used during the current pool season.