Swimming Pools, Outdoor

For information on outdoor swim lessons, visit our Outdoor Lessons page.


  • June 3 – August

Weekday Hours (Monday – Thursday)

  • General Swim: 12 – 4pm
  • Evening General Swim: 4:30 – 8pm
  • Pools are closed daily from 4 – 4:30pm

Weekend Hours (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

  • General Swim: 12 – 7pm

Lap Swim (Hillside Only)

  • Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • $1 entrance fee

Daily Swim Fee

  • $3.50/session
  • $5.00/session with Hillside Waterslide (48″ height requirement)
  • Infants 11 months and younger, Free
  • Cash, checks or credit cards accepted.
  • Outdoor Pool Rules (PDF download)
    • No outside food or beverages, please.
    • Hillside Aquatic Complex: There are lockers in both the men’s and women’s locker rooms. Please bring your own lock.
  • Children 8 years old and under must be accompanied by someone 16 years old or older.
  • Daycare Ratio: 6 children/daycare supervisor. No exceptions.

Season Patch (All Pools) (No online registration)

  • $75/person
  • $100/person with Hillside Waterslide
  • Patch must be sewn on suit.
  • Patches are for sale during regular swimming hours. Patches may also be purchased at the Park District Office, 400 East Front Ave, prior to the opening of the pools.

Coupon Book for All Pools

  • 12 admissions for $35
  • 12 admissions with Hillside Waterslide for $50
  • Coupon books may be purchased at the pool or at the Park District Office, 400 East Front Ave, prior to the opening of the pools.

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Elks Aquatic Center

321 W. Broadway Ave
For daily schedule info, 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 general swim, evening sessions and after hours. Reservations can also be made at the facility or by calling 222-6419 (Hillside) or 222-6455.

Fees and Party Perks

  • Includes 10 Elks Aquatic Center admissions ($3.50 per additional person).
  • Monday – Thursday: 12-3pm OR 4:30-7:30pm
  • Friday – Sunday: 12-3pm OR 4-7pm
  • Party Fee: $80

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Hillside Aquatic Complex

Located within Lions Park, 1719 E. Boulevard Ave. For daily schedule info, 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 – Hillside Aquatic Complex

Party space is available during general swim, evening sessions and after hours. Reservations can also be made at the facility or by calling 222-6419 (Hillside) or 222-6455.

Fees and Party Perks

  • Includes 10 Hillside Aquatic Complex with waterslide admissions ($3.50 or $5.00 per additional person, depending on waterslide).
  • Monday – Thursday: 12-3pm OR 4:30-7:30pm
  • Friday – Sunday: 12-3pm OR 4-7pm
  • Party Fee: $90

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Paul H. Wachter Aquatic Complex

205 E. Reno Avenue. For daily schedule info or facility rental, call 222-6614 (Watcher) or 222-6455.

  • Also known as the “wave pool”
  • Gentle, ocean style waves are created periodically throughout the swim session
  • Located next to Wachter Park with nearby green space, playgrounds and reservable shelters

Splash Pad at New Generations Park

Coming soon, in the summer of 2019, a splash pad in New Generations Park, 1021 Mustang Dr. Watch for the grand opening, hours and more information.


Private After Hours Rentals

All pools are available for private rentals after hours for $200/hour. Please make rental reservations at least one week in advance to allow for staffing needs by calling Dylan Thiem at 222-6607.


Swimming Inclement Weather

Whenever inclement weather threatens participants, or lightening 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.