Sherman Park Pool

Swimming Pools

Outdoor pools open for the season on Friday, June 16.  

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.

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 92 facilities.

Palmer Park Pool

Palmer Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 201 E. 111th St.


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.

Portage Park Outdoor Pool

Portage Park Outdoor PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.


Facility Phone: (773) 685-4987

Park: Portage Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, Water Playground Attached or Nearby, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

Size: 50 meters, 8 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 5 ft.

Pulaski Park Pool

Pulaski Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 1419 W. Blackhawk St. Chicago IL 60622

Hours: ,

Facility Phone: (312) 742-9918

Park: Pulaski Park

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

Size: 30 meters, 5 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 5 ft.

Ridge Park Pool

Ridge Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Hours: , ,

Facility Phone: (312) 747-0402

Park: Ridge Park

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

Size: 25 yards, 4 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 7 ft.

4/3/ - 6/11 Ridge Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 3/27/2017 - 6/12/2017

Riis Park Pool

Riis Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.


Facility Phone: (312) 746-5918

Park: Riis Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, Water Playground Attached or Nearby, ADA Lift

Size: 40 meters, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 9 ft.

River Park Pool

River Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 5100 N. Francisco Ave.


Facility Phone: (312) 742-4466

Park: River Park

Notes: Please note that our locker rooms close at 7:15pm. Thank you.

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Stairs

Size: 50 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 6 ft. - 11 ft.

Sullivan High School Pool

Sullivan High School Pool

Location: 6631 N Bosworth Ave.

Location Notes: 6631 North Bosworth Ave.

Hours: , ,

Facility Phone: (773) 534-2000

Park: Schreiber Playground Park

Descriptors: Indoor

Size: 20 yards, 4 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 8 ft.

Visit our nearest pool location at Amundsen H.S. and Welles Park.

Notice Valid From: 3/20/2017 - 7/31/2017

Sherman Park Pool

Sherman Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.


Facility Phone: (312) 745-2940

Park: Sherman Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 25 meters, 10 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 9 ft.

Smith Park Pool

Smith Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 2526 W. Grand Ave. Chicago IL 60612


Facility Phone: (312) 742-2556

Park: Smith Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 25 yards, 5 lanes

Depth: 4 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 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