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Address

4701 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60076 Get Directions

Phone

847-674-1500, ext. 3200


Programs

Info & Events

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.

Buy 2019 Pool Passes

Take a leisurely dip in our 14,000 square foot main pool with beach entry. You can play in our fully accessible splash pad, take a ride down one of our three big slides, or take the plunge. Take a break and visit our concession stand with a cool dink or a frozen treat! Or take the challenge and stand beneath the big red bucket and prepare yourself to get drenched when 300 gallons of water comes crashing down! Fun for everyone!

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Private Swim Lessons

“Private” lessons offer 1-on-1 instruction for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. “Semi-Private” lessons allow for two students per instructor; perfect for siblings or friends. Lessons are held at a mutually agreed time between the student and instructor.  To sign up for a private lesson or have questions click the link and fill out the Private Lesson Request Form.

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. Swim suits 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 breathe 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.

 

Features

  • Concession stand
  • Five Slides
  • Fully-accessible Sprayground
  • Interactive Multi-level Play Area
  • Lap Lanes
  • Locker Rooms with Showers

Hours & Fees

2019 Regular Season Hours


June 3 – August 11

Public Swim

Days Time Season pass holders
Monday – Thursday 12:30 – 7 p.m. Noon – 7 p.m.
Friday 12:30 – 8 p.m. Noon – 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Lap Swim

Days Time
Monday – Friday 7 – 10 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8 – 10 a.m.
 

 

2019 End of Season Hours (August 12 – September 2)

  Open Swim Lap Swim
August 12-16       4 – 8 p.m. 8 – 10 a.m.
August 17-18 12 – 6 p.m. (11 a.m. for pass holders)  N/A
August 19-23 4 – 8 p.m. (11 a.m. for pass holders) 8 – 10 a.m.
August 24-25 12 – 6 p.m. N/A
August 26-30 4 – 8 p.m. 8 – 10 a.m.

 

Labor Day Weekend (August 31 – September 2)

12 – 6 p.m. (11 a.m. for pass holders)     

Fees

Resident Adult (16 ) - $8
Resident Child (3-15) - $7
Non-Resident - $14
Resident Lap Swim - $4
NR Lap Swim - $7

Pool Passes 2019

 

Birthday Parties & Private Rentals

Celebrate your birthday at Skokie Water Playground! Party packages include admission to the facility for you and your guests, a reserved picnic area for 90 minutes and a special t-shirt for the birthday honoree. Fee based on size of party; up to 25 people and 26 – 50 people.  Guest count includes non-swimming attendees. You can book in person at the pool, online with your Skokie Park District account, or complete the linked form.  Payment in full is due at the time of the reservation.

Request a date for your pool party.

Request a date for your group pool visit. (If requesting multiple dates, please submit a form for each.)

Request a private pool rental.

Party FAQ’s

  1. How do I book a birthday party?
    1. You may book your party online with your Skokie Park District online account by clicking the register tab at the top of the page, then select the rentals button. Or you can fill out the request form and staff will contact you to finalize your party. Reservations must be paid in full at the time of booking.
  2. How many people can I bring in with my party?
    1. Parties are bases on size, 1 – 25 guests, or 25 – 50 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 Rent-A-Chef at info@Rent-A-Chef.com

Private Rentals

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 the 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 rental online with your Skokie Park District online account by clicking the register tab at the top of the page, then select the rentals button. Or you can fill out the request form and staff will contact you to finalize your party. 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.
  5. Are lifeguards provided?
    1. Yes. Lifeguard and pool managers are staffed to provide you a safe swimming environment.
  6. How many people can I have attend my private rental?
    1. Up to 300 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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