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This year is moving along, and the dog days of summer are on the horizon, which means the Park Forest Aqua Center's opening day is just around the corner, on May 27.
Season passes with early bird special pricing are on sale now through June 10. Prices increase on June 11.
Since its opening in 1955, the Park Forest Aqua Center has served as a regional draw for patrons looking to beat the summer heat. Offering three swimming pools for various ages along with a 160-foot-slide and 15-foot-high aquatic climbing wall, the Aqua Center offers something for everyone and is particularly popular with families.
This summer the Aqua Center is expected to roll out additional new offerings for teens and veterans.
"This summer, we have planned three exciting after-hours pool parties for teens 13 through 17 years old," a spokesperson for the Aqua Center said. "We'll have pizza, soda, water bottles, and a DJ playing their favorite songs."
Teens can also enjoy fun pool games with winners awarded prizes. The special events for teens are set for:
June 30 - H2O Glow Teen EventJuly 28 - Christmas in July August 25 - Back To School Bash
The Aqua Center is also planning two special recognition days for active duty and retired service members and their families. On Memorial Day and Independence Day, admission will be reduced to $2 for qualifying patrons.
The Park Forest Aqua Center is located at 30 N. Orchard Drive. For more information on the Park Forest Aqua Center, and to learn more about season passes, click here.