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Swimming Pools

OUTDOOR POOLS OPEN FOR THE SEASON ON FRIDAY, JUNE 17.

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.

Ping Tom Pool

Ping Tom PoolAccessible

Location (Park): 1700 S. Wentworth Ave.

Hours: , ,

Facility Phone: (312) 225-0955

Park: Ping Tom Memorial Park

Notes: Has standing blocks

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp, Has Spectator Seating

Size: 25 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. 6 in. - 9 ft.

7/5/16-8/12/16 Ping Tom Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/20/2016 - 8/12/2016

6/20-7/4 & 8/13-8/28 Ping Tom Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/20/2016 - 8/28/2016

Portage Park Indoor Pool

Portage Park Indoor PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Hours: ,

Facility Phone: (773) 685-7189

Park: Portage Park

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

Size: 20 yards, 5 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 8 ft.

Portage Park Outdoor Pool

Portage Park Outdoor PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Hours:

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.

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

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

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

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

7/5 - 8/12 | Portage Park Pool Schedule

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

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.

7/5-8/12 Ridge Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/2/2016 - 8/14/2016

River Park Pool

River Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 5100 N. Francisco Ave.

Hours:

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.

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

Notice Valid From: 5/20/2016 - 9/6/2016

6/20 – 7/4 & 8/13-28 | River Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 5/20/2016 - 8/29/2016

7/5 - 8/12 | River Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 5/20/2016 - 8/13/2016

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.

6/20 – 7/4 & 8/13 | Sullivan H.S. Pool Schedule

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

7/5 - 8/12 | Sullivan H.S. Pool Schedule

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

Unfortunately, our pool will be closed until further notice due to maintenance. We are hoping to have the pool opened by August 2nd. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Notice Valid From: 7/19/2016 - 8/3/2016

Shabbona Park Pool

Shabbona Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Hours: , ,

Facility Phone: (773) 685-6387

Park: Shabbona Park

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

Size: 25 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 10 ft.

8/29-9/18 | Shabbona Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 7/21/2016 - 9/19/2016

6/20-7/4 & 8/13-28 | Shabbona Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 5/25/2016 - 8/29/2016

7/5 - 8/12 | Shabbona Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 5/25/2016 - 8/13/2016

Sherman Park Pool

Sherman Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Hours:

Facility Phone: (312) 745-2940

Park: Sherman Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 25 meters, 10 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 9 ft.

Englewood Technical Prep Academy Pool

Englewood Technical Prep Academy Pool

Location: 6201 S Stewart Ave.

Location Notes: 6201 S. Stewart Ave.

Hours: ,

Facility Phone: (773) 535-3387

Park: Sherwood Park

Descriptors: Indoor

Size: 25 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 12 ft.

Stanton Park Pool

Stanton Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Hours: , ,

Facility Phone: (312) 742-9553

Park: Stanton Park

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Lift

Size: 25 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 10 ft.

6/5-6/19 & 8/29-9/18 Stanton Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/1/2016 - 9/19/2016

7/5/16-8/12/16 Stanton Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/20/2016 - 8/12/2016

6/20-7/4 & 8/13-8/28 Stanton Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/20/2016 - 8/28/2016

National Teachers Academy Pool

National Teachers Academy PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 55 W. 22nd

Hours: , ,

Facility Phone: (312) 747-2255

Park: The Park at NTA

Descriptors: Indoor, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

Size: 25 yards, 4 lanes

Depth: 0 ft. - 5 ft.

6/5-6/19 & 8/29-9/18 The Park at NTA Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/1/2016 - 9/19/2016

7/5/16-8/12/16 Park at NTA Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/20/2016 - 8/12/2016

6/20-8/27 The Park At NTA Pool Schedul

Notice Valid From: 6/20/2016 - 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 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.
 
 
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

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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