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Address

4400 Greenwood Street
Skokie, IL 60076 Get Directions

Phone

847-674-1500, ext. 3200


Programs

Pool Pass Info

The Devonshire Aquatic Center is one of the two outdoor aquatic facilities at the Skokie Park District, nestled next to the Devonshire Community Center. This family-friendly facility features a beach entry into the main pool, 25-yard lap swimming lanes, a separate dive tank with a 1-meter diving board and a 3-meter drop slide, and a fully accessible splash pad. 

Lap swimming is available every morning. With our diverse community, Devonshire Aquatic Center hosts gender-specific swim sessions on Monday and Tuesday evenings throughout the season. Monday nights are male-only swim sessions and Tuesdays are females only swim sessions. See our schedule for more details on specific times for each of our programs.

Swim Lessons
Group Lessons – Sign up for group swim lessons weekends June 13 – August 4 at Devonshire Aquatic Center. Classes meet Monday – Thursday evenings in 2-week sessions.  Click here to see listing of classes.  Registration begins May 15.

Private Lessons

Private” lessons offer 1-on-1 instruction for swimmers of all ages and abilities. “Semi-Private” lessons allow for 2 students and 1 instructor, perfect for siblings or friends. Private lessons will be scheduled 9-10 a.m., weekdays at Skokie Water Playground, 7-8 p.m., weekdays at Devonshire Aquatic Center. Weekend private lessons will be scheduled 10-11 a.m., on weekends at both facilities. Private Lesson sign up will begin May 15 by clicking this link. 

Pool Closing Information

The aquatic facilities will be closed during the following conditions:

  • Temperatures forecast under 70 degrees
  • Heavy rain or severe weather
  • Lightning or thunder
  • Low attendance for at least an hour (15 people)
  • Any other condition that creates an unsafe swimming environment

For up to date information please call the pool hotline, (847) 674-1500, ext. 3200 or check the pool Twitter page @SkokiePools, or twitter.com/SkokiePools.

Pool Rules

  1. Lifeguards are responsible for enforcing safety rules and responding to emergencies. Parents and guardians should supervise their children.
  2. No child under 10 years of age will be admitted to the pool area unless accompanied by a person at least 16 years of age.
  3. All apparel worn in the pool shall be clean and designed for pool use.
  4. Cell phones may not be used in the locker room areas.
  5. All non-toilet trained patrons must wear an approved swim diaper or tightly fitting plastic pants. Diaper changing is not permitted on pool deck.  Changing of diapers must take place in the locker rooms.
  6. Coast Guard approved flotation devices are allowed. Swimsuits with floatation devices inserted or attached are not permitted. 
  7. The pool water is not suitable for drinking.  Avoid swallowing pool water.
  8. Spitting, spouting of water, blowing the nose or otherwise introducing contaminants into the pool is not permitted.
  9. Prolonged under water breath holding is not permitted.
  10. No glass objects of any kind are allowed inside the aquatic facilities.
  11. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.  Grills or open flame heaters are not allowed.
  12. No running or rough play will be allowed in the Aquatic Facility.
  13. Diving is not allowed in the Aquatic Center unless otherwise noted.
  14. SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE IN THE AQUATIC FACILITIES, INCUDING E-CIGARETES AND VAPE PENS.
  15. The Skokie Park District is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  16. Deck chairs must remain on the deck areas only. Chairs may not be used in the water areas or turf areas. Chairs must be a minimum of 4 feet from the edge of the pool.
  17. The Skokie Park District reserves the right to revoke any season passes as well as suspend individuals paying daily admissions if there are continual violations of facility rules.
  18. The Skokie Park District does not provide individual health and accident insurance.
  19. The Skokie Park District is authorized to implement and enforce rules that are more stringent or that supplement those listed here.

info-icon2 Email pools@skokieparks.org.

Features

  • Concession stand
  • Diving Board
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Drop Slide
  • Fully-accessible Sprayground
  • Lap Pool with Zero-depth Entry
  • Sun Hill

Opens Memorial Day Weekend: May 28-30

Public Swim                      10 a.m.–5 p.m.
 

Regular Season: May 31-August 14

Public Swim

M-W-F                                 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tu-Th                                  12-5 p.m.
Sa-Su                                  10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Lap Swim

Weekdays                             7–10 a.m.
Weekends                             8–10 a.m.
 

July 4 Hours

Public Swim                        12–5 p.m. (opens at 11 a.m. for season pass holders)
 

Admission Fees

  Skokie Resident Evanston Resident Non-Resident
Public Swim* $7 $10 $14
Lap Swim $4 $7 $7

*children under 2 are free
 

Cooler Fees

Small Large*
$3 $5

*coolers larger than 7 quarts


Special Swim Sessions

Devonshire Aquatic Center is open on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 8:15–9:30 p.m. for male- or female-only swim sessions beginning June 6. Fee $4 for Residents, $7 Non-Residents.

Male Only Swim (Mondays)         June 6 – August 8

Female Only Swim (Tuesdays)    June 7 – August 9

 

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday at the Devonshire Aquatic Center! Party package includes admission to the facility for you and your guests, a reserved picnic area for two hours and a special t-shirt for the birthday honoree. Parties are limited to a maximum of 40 people, including non-swimming attendees. You can book in person at the pool, online with your Skokie Park District account, or complete the party request form. Payment in full is due at the time of the reservation.

Birthday parties are sold out for the 2022 season.

Birthday Party FAQ’s

  1. How do I book a birthday party?
    1. You may book your party online by clicking one of the links above. Reservations must be paid in full at the time of booking.
  2. How many people can I bring in with my party?
    1. With COVID restrictions parties will be limited to a maximum of 40 guests. This includes non-swimming guests too.
  3. How to I determine my headcount for a birthday party?
    1. Everyone entering the facility, whether swimming or not is counted in the total headcount.
  4. What kids of decorations can I bring?
    1. We recommend minimal decorations. The party area is outdoors and exposed to the elements. A few themed balloons paired with paper plates, cups, etc.  We discourage banners, streamers, anything that requires taping or hanging items.
  5. Can I bring my own food and beverages?
    1. Yes. Homemade foods are allowed in the facility. Food may not be ordered or brought to the pool from local pizza/sandwich type commercial restaurants.  Non-commercially prepared foods are OK.  Non-alcoholic drinks may be brought in a cooler as long as there are no glass containers.
  6. Can I bring a cake or ice cream?
    1. Yes.  You can bring a commercially prepared cake.  We recommend cupcakes (don’t need to bring a cake knife). We do not provide refrigerators or freezers, so we discourage ice cream or frozen treats.
  7. Do you offer party packages from the concession stand?
    1. Yes. Please contact our concessionaire at (847) 676-2433 or email pools@thecateristchicago.com.

Private Rentals

Private rentals are sold out for the 2022 season.

Private rentals are perfect for graduation parties, church events, and birthday parties. Private rentals can be booked Wednesday through Sunday nights. You get the entire facility, including lifeguards for up to 2 hours. You can book in person at the pool, online with your Skokie Park District account, or complete this request form. Payment in full is due at the time of the reservation.

Private Rental FAQ’s

  1. How do I book a private rental?
    1. You may book your private pool rental by clicking one of the links above. Reservations must be paid in full at the time of booking.
  2. Can I bring my own food and beverages?
    1. Yes. You may bring in the food of your choice. The outside food policy does not apply to private rentals.  Non-alcoholic drinks may be brought in a cooler as long as there are no glass containers.
  3. What kids of decorations can I bring?
    1. We recommend minimal decorations. The party area is outdoors and exposed to the elements. A few themed balloons paired with paper plates, cups, etc.  We discourage banners, streamers, anything that requires taping or hanging items.
  4. Are bands or DJ’s allowed?
    1. No. You may provide your own music to be played over the facility PA system at the discretion of the pool manager. Music may not contain foul or offensive language. Music will be played at the managers discretion.
  5. Are lifeguards provided?
    1. Yes. Lifeguard and pool managers are staffed to provide you a safe swimming environment.
  6. How many people can attend my private rental?
    1. Up to 200 people can attend your gathering.
  7. What happens with inclement weather?
    1. Pool staff will be in contact with you to determine the best and safest decision if there is a chance for inclement weather.  Refunds are available for weather cancellations.
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