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Park Forest Aqua Center

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Park Forest Aqua Center - 708-747-9490 
Recreation & Parks Department - 708-748-2005

Since 1952, the Park Forest Aqua Center has been one of Chicagoland's premiere outdoor pool experiences. The Park Forest Aqua Center is three pools in one, providing a quality summer experience for whatever your age:

  • Toddlers enjoy a beach pool, plenty of sand area, and superb instructors who have taught thousands the techniques of swimming.
  • Kids enjoy a 160-foot water slide, two drop slides, and a 15-foot-high aquatic climbing wall!        
  • East Pool Lap Swim - great for lap or casual swimming. Adults love it!
At the Park Forest Aqua Center, you feel the comfort and community of home and the fun, relaxation, and excitement of vacation all at the same time!  

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2020 Season Cancelled

It is with a heavy heart that we must inform our patrons of the unfortunate cancellation of the 2020 Park Forest Aqua Center season. As we all are very much aware, the unforeseen circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have had long-reaching effects on various businesses throughout the world and Park Forest has not been exempt. With Governor Pritzker unveiling his Reopen Illinois plan, it has become evident that opening our facility will likely not be allowed due to restrictions currently in place and the forecast of when occupancy restrictions might be lifted. This is not a decision that we wanted to come to, but we believe it in the best interest of all parties involved to not “wait and see” when/if a 2020 season may take place, but to make the difficult decision now so that staff for both of our organizations as well the facility itself can make alternate plans for the 2020 summer season. The safety of our patrons and staff are most paramount and we believe this decision aligns with our belief. We have all intentions to move forward with a 2021 season and look forward to resuming discussion and planning in the coming months with Jeff Ellis Management (our facility management provider). Together we will get through this. Stay safe and stay strong Park Forest. 

e miss you already and cannot wait to see you again next season!


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