Sherman Park Pool

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 water fun in the parks!  Pool hours of operation and schedules vary by location.  Please call the parks to confirm.

Financial assistance is available for select programs at Austin Town Hall, LaFollette, West Pullman, The Park @ NTA, Foster and Don Nash parks.  Click on the Financial Assistance tab below for more information.

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Total of 90 facilities.

Mann Park Pool

Mann Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 3035 E. 130st St.

Hours: , ,

Facility Phone: (773) 646-0265

Park: Mann Park

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

Size: 25 yard, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 10 ft.

Mather High School Pool

Mather High School Pool

Location: 5835 N Lincoln Ave.

Location Notes: 5835 N. Lincoln Ave.

Hours: ,

Facility Phone: (773) 534-2412

Park: Mather Park

Descriptors: Indoor

Size: 25 yards, 4 lanes

Depth: 3 ft - 9 ft.

Mt. Greenwood Park Pool

Mt. Greenwood Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 3721 W. 111th St


Facility Phone: (312) 747-6564

Park: Mt. Greenwood Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 25 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 9 ft.

Get a Summer Open Swim Pass for Mt. Greenwood Park: Monthly or Seasonal Pass

Notice Valid From: 6/8/2016 - 9/5/2016

6/17-6/19 & 8/29-9/5 Mt. Greenwood Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/3/2016 - 9/6/2016

6/20-7/4 & 8/13-8/28 Mt. Greenwood Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/3/2016 - 8/29/2016

Norwood Park Pool

Norwood Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.


Facility Phone: (773) 631-5359

Park: Norwood Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, Water Slide, ADA Lift

Size: 50 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 9 ft. - 11 ft.

Get a Summer Open Swim Pass for Norwood Park: Monthly or Seasonal Pass

Notice Valid From: 6/8/2016 - 9/5/2016

6/17-19 and 8/29-9/5 | Norwood Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 5/13/2016 - 9/5/2016

6/20 – 7/4 & 8/13 | Norwood Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 5/13/2016 - 8/28/2016

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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 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.
Financial Assistance 

Financial assistance is available for some progrmas at specific parks.  Click on the financial assistance tab above to learn more.


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


Financial assistance, through the American Red Cross Aquatics Centennial Campaign, is available to City of Chicago residents for Youth, Teen, and Adult Learn to Swim Classes; Tiny Tot II and III classes; and TEAM Sports activities at the following parks: Austin Town Hall, Carver, Don Nash, Foster, LaFollette, The Park @ NTA and West Pullman Park.

Applicants must provide a copy of the Chicago Public Schools Fee Waiver documentation (which references the free or reduced lunch program) received from their school.  Applicants who do not receive this form can prove eligibility by providing income verification (e.g., recent pay stubs for last 30 days, AFDC/TANF case #, a copy of a recent IRS 1040 form).  Information submitted is confidential.

If approved, financial assistance will cover majority of the class fee.  Patrons are responsible for paying the remaining cost.  For specific amounts, please call the park.  

Registration must be done in person at the park.

View upcoming program session dates.

View all Aquatics Programs.
Note: not all aquatics programs are eligible for financial assistance, only the programs listed above at the parks listed above are eligible.

Notice Valid From: 12/18/2015 - 12/25/2016

Open Swim Passes Required for Select Parks
An Open Swim pass is required at the six parks listed below.
Passes are park-specific and provide access to all open swim times available throughout the summer at each park. Click on the links below to see the summer pool schedules for each park.
Passes are free for Chicago residents.  Fees for non-residents are $30 per person for a monthly pass (30 days from purchase date) and $50 per person for a seasonal pass (June 17 – September 5).  
Passes can be purchased as a membership online or in-person at the park.  
Passes will be assigned at time of on-site purchase at the park.  Memberships purchased online will be assigned passes at time of first visit to the park.  Please bring a copy of your online receipt to show at the park.  Patrons must visit the park, not the pool, to obtain their passes before entering the pool.  
Every individual requires a pass, and must complete the membership process to obtain a pass.  No fee will be associated with obtaining a pass for Chicago residents.
Passes are required for the following parks:
Click on the buttons to purchase passes now.

California Park
3843 N. California Ave. (get passes inside McFetridge Sports Center)
McFetridge monthly pass  

McFetridge seasonal pass  
View summer schedule - coming soon

Columbus Park
500 S. Central Ave.
Columbus monthly pass  

Columbus seasonal pass  
View summer schedule

Hale Park
6258 W. 62nd St.
Hale monthly pass  

Hale seasonal pass  
View summer schedule

Kennedy Park
11320 S. Western Ave.
Kennedy monthly pass  

Kennedy seasonal pass  
View summer schedule


Mt. Greenwood Park
3721 W. 111th St.
Mt. Greenwood monthly pass  

Mt. Greenwood seasonal pass  
View summer schedule


Norwood Park
5801 N. Natoma Ave.
Norwood monthly pass  

Norwood seasonal pass  
View summer schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/6/2016 - 9/5/2016