Sherman Park Pool

Swimming Pools

Outdoor pools are now open for the season. 

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.  View schedules below.


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Total of 92 facilities.

Independence Park Pool

Independence Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 3945 N. Springfield Ave.

Hours: , ,

Facility Phone: (773) 478-3538

Park: Independence Park

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

Size: 20 yards, 4 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 8 ft.

6/19-25 and 8/5-27 | Independence Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/7/2017 - 8/27/2017

6/26-8/4 | Independence Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/7/2017 - 8/4/2017

8/29-9/10 | Independence Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/7/2017 - 9/10/2017

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.

6/16-6/18 and 8/28-9/3 Kennedy Park Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/16/2017 - 9/4/2017

6/16-6/18 and 8/28-9/3 Kennedy Park Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/16/2017 - 8/4/2017

6/19-6/25 & 8/5-8/27 Kennedy Park Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/16/2017 - 8/28/2017

6/26-8/4 Kennedy Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 7/5/2017 - 8/5/2017

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.

6/26 - 8/4 Lindblom Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/16/2017 - 9/12/2017

6/19-6/25 and 8/5 - 9/3 Lindblom Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/16/2017 - 9/12/2017

6/12-6/18 and 8/28-9/9 Lindblom Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/16/2017 - 9/12/2017

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.

Oakdale Park Pool

Oakdale Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 965 W. 95th St.


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.

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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 workout 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).  For ages 18 and up. 
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

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 16 – September 4).  
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: 6/6/2017 - 9/4/2017