Green Lake Family Aquatic Center

pool area at Green Lake Family Aquatic Center

Green Lake Family Aquatic Center invites families to enjoy its kid-friendly features. Nestled within the Sand Ridge Campus of the Calumet Region, it boasts a zero-depth entry pool, a multi-person tube slide, a lazy river and a water playground complete with a dump bucket and spraying water features. Lounge areas surround the aquatic center, while a vast 585-acre nature-based education and recreation area awaits just beyond. Here, visitors can explore the region’s natural and cultural history through activities like swimming, hiking, biking, fishing and camping.

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2024 Season

This summer season, opening Saturday, May 25, promises to be even more exciting than ever! Dive into thrilling rides, refreshing water attractions and fun activities. Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable aquatic experience.

Hours vary throughout the season and aquatic centers may close temporarily due to weather—always call ahead or check your aquatic center’s Facebook page for the latest information.

Location & Hours

Green Lake Family Aquatic Center

Things to Do & Amenities

  1. Service dogs are allowed at most public locations. View accessibility policies.


Hours vary throughout the season and aquatic centers may close temporarily due to weather—always call (708-862-1927) ahead or check the Facebook page to confirm.

Closures & Alerts

Single Day Admission

Tickets are available for purchase at the gate on the day of your visit. Please note that all sales are final, including for inclement weather.

3 years old and underFREE
4 to 12 years old$7
13 to 64 years old$9
65 years and older (senior)$7
Groups of 10 or MorePrice
At the gate$9
Advance purchase online$7

Season Passes

Season passes can be purchased online or in person at aquatic centers (starting June 1) after 2 pm. Season pass holders enjoy the following benefits all season long for one low price:

  • 2 one-day guest passes
  • 1 free weekday cabana rental in June (while supplies last, must book in advance, $80 value)
  • Free refillable souvenir cup for the season ($12.99 value) for each pass holder (valid at all locations listed on
  • Passholder appreciation night events
  • Food and beverage discounts and special member-only treats throughout the season
  • 10% discount on admission to any other regional location listed on
Individual Pass$61
Family Pass (up to 4 members)$167
Family Pass (up to 5 members)$211
Family Pass (6 or more members)$257

Swim Lessons

We are not offering swim lessons at Green Lake Family Aquatic Center at this time. Learn more about lessons at other locations.

Pool Parties

Host your pool party at one of three aquatic centers!  

  • Pool Party packages are available daily for 2 hours from 12 pm to 2 pm, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm.
  • Pool Party packages cost $250 and include admission for 12 guests, reserved space for guests with a 12’ x 12’ tent and 2 picnic tables. Additional guests are $7, up to a maximum of 30 guests.
  • To reserve your date, you can book online or visit one of the three aquatic centers during normal operating hours to complete your reservation.
  • You are welcome to bring your own cake or cupcakes. All other food and refreshments must be arranged through the Pool Fuel Café concession stand. Visit for more information and to place catering orders.

For reservation inquiries, email 

Pool Rules

  • Obey the lifeguards and follow pool rules. They are there for your safety.
  • Parents or guardians must supervise children under 14 at all times; children under age 8 should be kept within arm’s reach.
  • No smoking is allowed in the pool area.
  • Please walk on the pool deck; no running.
  • Feet-first entry is required from the pool deck at all times.
  • Only clean footwear and wheelchairs are allowed in the pool area; strollers are not allowed.
  • All persons are required to shower before entering the pool area.
  • Clean and proper swimwear is required.
  • Only service animals are permitted at the facility; all other pets are not allowed.
  • Food and drinks are permitted in the concession seating area only; no outside food or drink (except water) is allowed anywhere in the facility. Glass containers are prohibited.
  • Only Coast Guard-approved flotation devices/toys are allowed. This will be indicated on the device.
  • All children who are not toilet trained must wear swim diapers and tight-fitting rubber or plastic pants. Swim diapers are available at the concession stand.
  • Please do not change diapers on the pool deck. Changing tables are available in locker rooms.
  • Persons with open wounds, excessive sunburn, abrasions that have not healed or bandages of any kind cannot be allowed in the water.
  • Management may close the pool if the air temperature drops below 70 degrees or if a situation arises that would jeopardize the public health or safety of guests; the Forest Preserves cannot issue refunds in such circumstances.
  • 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.
  • Swim lessons, personal training and coaching are allowed by authorized management providers only.
  • Leaders of organized groups assume responsibility for the actions and behavior of their group while at the facility.
  • The Forest Preserves and aquatic center are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • This is a zero-tolerance facility; guests who fail to comply with rules will be asked to leave with no refund or rain check.