Swimming Pools

Outdoor pools are closed for the season.  They'll reopen next June.

Come out and swim.  Enjoy open swims, family swims, lap swim sessions and various other classes including learn to swim, at a park pool.  The Chicago Park District manages 49 outdoor pools, 28 indoor pools and operate 14 Chicago Public School pools that offer community programs.  Indoor pools are open year-round, with the exception of some school pools which have seasonal variations to their schedule. Outdoor pools are open from mid-June through Labor Day.  Most pools have accessibility features such as ADA stairs, pool lifts and zero depth entry.  At a few locations with pool lifts, direct wheelchair access to the pool area may still be limited.  Enjoy some water fun in the parks.

Pool hours of operation and schedules vary by location.  Please call the park for their current schedule.


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Total of 90 facilities.

Abbott Park Pool

Abbott Park PoolAccessible

Location: 49 E. 95th St.


Facility Phone: (312) 747-6001

Park: Abbott Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Stairs

Size: 50 yards, 10 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 8 ft.

Ada Park Pool

Ada Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 11250 S. Ada St.


Facility Phone: (312) 747-6605

Park: Ada Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

Size: 50 meters, 4 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 9 ft.

Altgeld Park Pool

Altgeld Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 515 S. Washtenaw Ave.


Facility Phone: (312) 746-5002

Park: Altgeld Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

Size: 25 yards, 5 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 5 ft.

Armour Square Park Pool

Armour Square Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 3309 S. Shields Ave.


Facility Phone: (312) 747-6012

Park: Armour Square Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 25 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 9 ft.

Avalon Park Pool

Avalon Park Pool

Location Notes: 1215 E. 83rd St.


Facility Phone: (312) 747-7201

Park: Avalon Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, Water Slide

Size: 25 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 9 ft.

Avondale Park Pool

Avondale Park Pool

Location Notes: 3516 W. School St.


Park: Avondale Park

Park Phone: (773) 478-1410

Descriptors: Mini Pool, Outdoor

Size: 15 yards, 5 lanes

Depth: 3 ft.

Bessemer Park Pool

Bessemer Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.


Facility Phone: (312) 747-6023

Park: Bessemer Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 45 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 9 ft.

Bogan High School Pool

Bogan High School Pool

Location: 3939 W 79th St.

Location Notes: 3939 W. 79th St.


Facility Phone: (773) 535-2242

Park: Bogan Park

Descriptors: Indoor

Size: 20 yards, 4 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 7 ft.

Bogan High School pool is currently closed.  It's open for the summer season only.

Notice Valid From: 12/8/2014 - 6/1/2015

California Park Pool

California Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 3843 N. California Ave.


Facility Phone: (773) 478-5408

Park: California Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 50 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 9 ft.

Chase Park Pool

Chase Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.


Facility Phone: (312) 742-7518

Park: Chase Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 25 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 8 ft.

Clark Park Pool

Clark Park Pool

Location Notes: 4615 W. Jackson Blvd.


Facility Phone: (773) 743-1220

Park: Clark (John) Park

Descriptors: Outdoor

Size: 15 yards, 4 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 4 ft.

Columbus Park Pool

Columbus Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 500 S. Central Ave.


Facility Phone: (773) 287-7641

Park: Columbus Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 50 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 11 ft.

Cornell Square Park Pool

Cornell Square Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 1809 W. 50th St. Chicago IL 60609


Facility Phone: (312) 747-0287

Park: Cornell Square Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 50 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 2 ft. - 8 ft.

Davis Square Park Pool

Davis Square Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

Hours: ,

Facility Phone: (312) 745-2308

Park: Davis Square Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 25 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 11 ft.

Don Nash Community Center Pool

Don Nash Community Center PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 1833 E. 71st

Hours: , ,

Facility Phone: (773) 256-0906

Park: Don Nash Community Center

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

Size: 25 yards, 4 lanes

Depth: 4 ft. - 10 ft 5 in.

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From teaching toddlers to swim, to aquatics exercise classes for seniors, the Chicago Park District offers a number of activities in the pools each season.
Learn more about aquatics programs.
Youth Learn to Swim Programs - First Session Free with Coupon Code
The first session (10 weeks) of Learn to Swim classes for ages 6-17 is free, when using coupon code FIRSTFREE.  Once the coupon code is used, fees will apply for Learn to Swim classes in subsequent sessions, or an additional class in the same session.  The Learn to Swim fee is $22 for a 10 week session.

The Learn to Swim class is an introductory swimming class, and every Chicago child can take this introductory course once for free. The popularity of Learn to Swim classes, coupled with the fact that some children enroll in multiple Learn to Swim classes within the same season, have created long wait lists at many parks across the city. To address this problem and to help more children participate in the program, we will charge a fee when a child registers for additional Learn to Swim classes.*   The FIRSTFREE coupon code can be used when registering online or in-person at the parks.
This coupon code took affect beginning with the Winter 2014 session (Jan-March 2014 classes).
* This fee can be waived for families who qualify.

Notice Valid From: 4/15/2014 - 4/30/2024

Get a great work out at a park pool!  
Monthly or 3-month lap swim membership passes are available.  A membership gives you access to lap swim times at any park that offers lap swim (both indoor and outdoor pools). 
Checking Lap Swim Passes On Site
Patrons attending a lap swim session must provide a current lap swim pass and an I.D. prior to entering the water. The Aquatics staff will collect the lap pass and the I.D., check to see that the names match, and check to ensure the lap pass is current.  The two items will be kept with the staff during the session, and returned to patrons as they leave.

Notice Valid From: 4/15/2014 - 12/31/2024

1. Obey the lifeguards and follow pool rules. They are there for your safety.
2. All persons are required to shower before entering the pool area.
3. Food and drink are not permitted in the pool area.
4. No smoking allowed in the pool area.
5. Clean swimwear is required.
6. No running allowed on pool deck.
7. Only clean footwear, baby strollers, or wheelchairs are allowed in the pool area. Persons in street clothes and street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck.
8. Persons with open wounds, excessive sunburn, abrasions that have not healed, or bandages of any kind cannot be allowed in the water.
9. Except during Park District classes, SCUBA gear is not allowed in the pool.
10. No flotation devices may be used in the pool.
11. Family Swim Parents/Guardians must accompany children in the water.
12. Children 8 and under, who are not at least 8" taller than the shallow end must be accompanied by an adult.

Notice Valid From: 4/15/2014 - 4/30/2024