If you can’t get enough of summer, there are plenty of indoor pools in Chicago that’ll make it feel like summer never ended (with the added bonus of no weather closures). The city and suburbs are chock full of indoor pools your kiddos will love.
So save yourself a trip to the Dells and splash up some fun at our favorite indoor swimming pools.
Please note: Many of these pools give special discounts to residents, so bring your ID!
The Chicago Park District offers 28 indoor swimming pools, with locations all over the city. Many feature lap lanes, diving boards and spacious areas to swim out some energy or host a wet playdate. We’re big fans of Welles Pool, Eckhart Park Pool and Gill Pool.
Chill out in the lazy river or get soaked in the splash zone! The Community Recreation Center at Heritage Park features two pools that cater to serious and leisure swimmers. Adults can swim laps, while tiny toddlers will especially love the polar bear shaped waterslide and misting rainbow.
100 Community Blvd., Wheeling
The Oak Brook Family Aquatic Center boasts all of the makings of a perfect day. From a 105-foot water slide and aquatic climbing wall to a zero-depth splash area with water play features, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Kids are welcome to bring floats, water noodles and balls to add to the fun.
1450 Forest Gate Road,Oak Brook
With two waterslides that empty into shallow water, and a large toddler water playset, Pelican Harbor caters to the younger set. Tumble buckets add to the fun for this age group.
201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook
Billed as the North Shore’s most popular indoor water park, Splash Landings features four pools, sloping from zero-depth to 3 1/2 feet with an air traffic control tower-themed waterslide and interactive water play features. If you want to swim laps or take a zip in the whirlpool, Splash Landings also offers a drop-off childcare service.
2400 Chestnut Ave., Glenview
Perfect for older kids who want to practice their stroke, The Water’s Edge has an eight-lane, 25-yard lap pool, in addition to a 13-foot diving well. The pool is also roomy enough for young ones who just want to splash around.
12 S. Center St., Bensenville
Plenty to do here, The Water Works features three water slides, and different pool depths for small babies to older kids and adults. Kids of all ages will love the water playground and rapid water channel, while the older set will enjoy the dive well. Teaching your little fish to swim? The Water Works also boasts parent-toddler only lap lanes.
505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg
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