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Address

4701 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60076 Get Directions

Phone

847-674-1500, ext. 3200


Programs

Closed for the season. Please visit us again in Summer 2024!

The Skokie Water Playground is the larger of the two outdoor aquatic facilities at the Skokie Park District, next to the Oakton Community Center, at the corner of Skokie Blvd. and Oakton St.

Take a leisurely dip in our 14,000 square foot main pool with beach entry, play in our fully accessible splash pad, take a ride down one of our three big slides or take the challenge and stand beneath the big red bucket and get drenched by 300 gallons of water! Then take a break and visit our concession stand and have a cool drink or a frozen treat.

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Pool Pass Information 

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 (35 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.

Pool Rules

  1. Lifeguards are responsible for enforcing safety rules and responding to emergencies.  Parents and guardians should supervise their children.
  2. Children under 10 years of age will NOT 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. Glass objects of any kind are NOT 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 Skokie Water Playground.
  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.

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Features

  • Concession stand
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Five Slides
  • Fully-accessible Sprayground
  • Interactive Multi-level Play Area
  • Lap Lanes

2024 Regular Season Public Swim: June 3–August 16

Weekdays 12:30–7 p.m. (noon for season pass holders)
Weekends 11 a.m.–6 p.m. (10 a.m. for season pass holders)

2024 Regular Season Lap Swim: June 3–August 16

Weekdays 7–10 a.m.
Weekends 7:30–10 a.m.

2024 End of Season Public Swim: August 17–30

Weekdays 4–7 p.m.
Weekends 12-6 p.m. (11 a.m. for season pass holders)

2024 End of Season Lap Swim: August 17–30

Weekdays 7–10 a.m.
Weekends 8–11 a.m.

2024 Labor Day Weekend Public Swim: August 31–September 2

Saturday-Monday 12–5 p.m. (11 a.m.–5 p.m. for season pass holders)

2024 Admission Fees

  Skokie Resident Evanston Resident Non-Resident
Public Swim* $8 $10 $16
Lap Swim $4 $7 $7

*children under 2 are free

2024 Cooler Fees

Small Large*
$3 $5

*coolers larger than 7 quarts

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Book your 2024 birthday party or private pool rental beginning April 1, 2024. Check back for an online reservation form.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday at Skokie Water Playground! Party package includes admission to the facility for you and your guests, a reserved picnic area for 2 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 party reservations for the 2024 season will begin on April 1 at which time a party request form will be available on this page.

Birthday Party Fees

Resident: $225 for the first 25 people; $320 for 26–40 people
Non-resident: $350 for the first 25 people; $450 for 26–40 people

Birthday Party FAQs
  1. How do I book a birthday party?
    You may book your party online beginning April 1. Reservations must be paid in full at the time of booking.
  2. How many people can I bring in with my party?
    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?
    Everyone entering the facility, whether swimming or not is counted in the total headcount.
  4. What kinds of decorations can I bring?
    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?
    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?
    Yes. You can bring a commercially prepared cake. We recommend cupcakes (no need for 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?
    Yes.

Private Rentals

Private rentals are perfect for graduation parties, church events, and birthday parties. Private rentals can be booked Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Your group will have exclusive access to 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 via a request form, available on this page beginning April 1. Payment in full is due at the time of the reservation.

Private Rental Fees

$400 for the first hour; $150 for each additional 30 minutes

Private Rental FAQs

  1. How do I book a private rental?
    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?
    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?
    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?
    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?
    Yes. Lifeguard and pool managers are staffed to provide you a safe swimming environment.
  6. How many people can attend my private rental?
    Up to 400 people can attend your gathering.
  7. What happens with inclement weather?
    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.

As part of a reciprocal agreement with the City of Evanston, wherein Evanston residents receive reduced non-resident rates at Skokie Park District pools –– likewise Skokie residents receive reduced non-resident rates at Evanston beaches.

See Skokie resident fees and more Evanston beach information here.

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