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Swimming Pools

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.

Humboldt Park Pool

Humboldt Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 958 N. Sacramento Ave.

Hours:

Facility Phone: (312) 746-5281

Park: Humboldt Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, Water Slide, ADA Lift

Size: 25 meters, 6 lanes

Depth: 4 ft. - 10 ft.

Kennedy Park Pool

Kennedy Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 11320 S. Western Ave.

Hours:

Facility Phone: (312) 747-6198

Park: Kennedy Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 50 meters, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 11 ft.

Lindblom Park Pool

Lindblom Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Hours:

Facility Phone: (312) 747-0967

Park: Lindblom Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

Size: 30 yards, 5 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 10 ft.

McGuane Park Pool

McGuane Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 2901 S. Poplar Ave. Chicago IL 60608

Hours: , ,

Facility Phone: (312) 747-7463

Park: McGuane Park

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs

Size: 25 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. 5 in. - 12 ft.

3/30-6/7 McGuane Park Pool Spring Schedule

Notice Valid From: 3/29/2015 - 6/7/2015

McKinley Park Pool

McKinley Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Hours:

Facility Phone: (312) 747-6527

Park: McKinley Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 25 meters, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 11 ft.

Mt. Greenwood Park Pool

Mt. Greenwood Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St

Hours:

Facility Phone: (312) 747-6564

Park: Mt. Greenwood Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 25 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 9 ft.

Norwood Park Pool

Norwood Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Hours:

Facility Phone: (773) 631-5359

Park: Norwood Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, Water Slide, ADA Lift

Size: 50 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 9 ft. - 11 ft.

Oakdale Park Pool

Oakdale Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 965 W. 95th St.

Hours:

Facility Phone: (312) 745-4834

Park: Oakdale Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, Water Playground Attached or Nearby

Size: 25 yards, 5 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 9 ft.

Ogden Park Pool

Ogden Park Pool

Location Notes: 6500 S. Racine Ave.

Hours:

Facility Phone: (312) 745-3451

Park: Ogden Park

Descriptors: Outdoor

Size: 50 meters, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 9 ft.

Palmer Park Pool

Palmer Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 201 E. 111th St.

Hours:

Facility Phone: (312) 747-6576

Park: Palmer Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, Water Slide, ADA Stairs

Size: 50 meters, 6 lanes

Depth: 2 ft. 5 in. - 7 ft. 9 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 $28 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