Aquatic Centers

Boy in pool

Swim, play or relax at one of three aquatic centers located in beautiful forest preserve settings.


In 2016, all aquatic centers are open every day from May 28 to September 5. For questions or concerns about aquatic centers, please call 708-386-4042.


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Cermak Family Aquatic Center

7600 W. Ogden Avenue, Lyons (map)
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Green Lake Family Aquatic Center

1100 River Oaks Drive, Calumet City (map)
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Whealan Pool Aquatic Center

6200 W. Devon Ave, Chicago (map)
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Closure Information

storm-smallAquatic Centers may close due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control. Please call or check the Aquatic Centers’ Facebook page (listed above) for the latest information on closures.



May 31 – June 3:
Monday-Sunday: 2 pm – 7pm
June 4 – August 14:
Monday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm
August 15 – September 5:
Monday-Friday: 2 pm – 7 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm




2016 Rates & Season Passes


Single Day Admission
3 years old & under FREE
4 to 12 years old $5
13 years & older $7
Season Pass
Single Pass $42
Family Pass (up to 4 members) $158
Family Pass (up to 5 members) $189
Family Pass (6 or more members) $220


NOTE: Refunds are not available for any reason, including inclement weather.

Buy Your Season Pass Online!

Season passes may be purchased online or in person from May 28 to September 5. Single day admission must be purchased in person.

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Swim Lessons

All three aquatic centers offer CELTS Swim School Programs. Group, Private, and Babies Classes meet once a week, and last for 6 consecutive weeks. Jump start clinics include six consecutive days of 30 minute swim lessons. Click here to learn more and register.





  • Obey the lifeguards and follow pool rules. They are there for your safety.
  • All persons are required to shower before entering the pool area.
  • Food and drink is only permitted in the concession seating area; no outside food or drink (except water) is allowed anywhere in the facility.
  • Clean and proper swimwear is required.
  • Parents or guardians should supervise their children at all times; children under age 8 should be kept within arm’s reach.
  • Please walk on the pool deck; no running.
  • Only clean footwear and wheelchairs are allowed in the pool area; strollers are not allowed.
  • Persons with open wounds, excessive sunburn, abrasions that have not healed, or bandages of any kind cannot be allowed in the water.
  • Only Coast Guard approved flotation devices/toys are allowed. This will be indicated on the device.
  • No smoking allowed in the pool area.
  • The Forest Preserves of Cook County cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • State law requires that when lightning and/or thunder occur the pool deck and all outside areas must be cleared for 30 minutes; the Forest Preserves cannot issue refunds in the event of inclement weather.
  • All children who are not toilet-trained must wear swim diapers and tight fitting rubber or plastic pants
  • Please do not change diapers on the pool deck. Changing tables are available in the locker rooms.




Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County