21 Family-Friendly Water Parks and Pools in Illinois

Now that the snow has finally melted away and the summer heat beats down on Illinois, you might be looking for a place to take a dip in the pool or take your family on a day-trip. Although there are more pools and water parks in Illinois than someone can probably visit in a lifetime, here are 21, in no particular order. Do you have a favorite water park or pool you like to visit? Let us know in the comments below!

*Read online about specific pricing for your age or the day/time of your visit. Sometimes rates are lowered after 3 p.m. or for groups of more than 20 people. Also make sure to call public pools about schedules and  hours of operation.

21. Read Park Family Aquatic Center (Freeport)

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  • Resident (adult): $5.50
  • Resident (child): $4.50
  • Non-residents (adult): $6.50
  • Non-residents (child): $5.50
20. DragonLand Water Park (Pekin)

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  • General admission: $5.25
19. Devonshire Aquatic Center (Skokie)

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  • Resident (adult): $7
  • Resident (child): $6
  • Non-resident (adult): $13
  • Non-resident (child): $13
18. Aquatic Center (Wood River)

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  • Adult: $7
  • Child: $6
17. Coral Cove Water Park (Carol Stream)

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  • Resident: $6
  • Non-resident: $10
16. Shelbyville Family Aquatic Center (Shelbyville)

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  • General admission: $5
15. Harold Hall Quarry Beach (Batavia)

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  • Resident: $8
  • Non-resident: $11
14. Alice T. Virtue Water Park (Galena)

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  • Adult (19 and older): $4
  • Child (6-18): $3
  • Child (1-5): $2
13. White Water Canyon Water Park (Tinley Park)

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  • Resident: $8
  • Non-resident: $14
12. Hap Parker Family Aquatic Center (Rantoul)

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  • General admission: $6
11. Whitewater Junction Aquatic Center (Rock Island)

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  • General admission: $7
10. Splash Valley Aquatic Park (Kankakee)

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  • General admission (over 48"): $9
  • General admission (under 48"): $6
9. Splash Country Water Park (Aurora)

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  • Resident (adult): $8 (+$1 on weekends)
  • Resident (child): $7 (+$1 on weekends)
  • Non-resident (adult): $12 (+$1 on weekends)
  • Non-resident (child): $11 (+$1 on weekends)
8. Paradise Bay Water Park (Lombard)

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  • Resident (adult): $9
  • Resident (child): $6
  • Non-resident (adult): $14
  • Non-resident (child): $12
7. The Water Works (Schaumburg)
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  • Resident (adult): $7
  • Resident (child): $5
  • Non-resident (adult): $9
  • Non-resident (child): $7
6. Splashdown Water Park (East Peoria)

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  • General Admission: $7.25
  • Spectators: $3
5. Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort and Enchanted Forest (Oglesby)

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  • Day pass (over 48"): $19.95
  • Day pass (under 48"): $14.95
*Day pass only available Thursday and Sunday to those not staying at resort
4. Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center (Des Plaines)

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  • Resident: $8
  • Non-resident: $12
3. Rainbow Falls Water Park (Elk Grove)

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  • Resident: $9
  • Non-resident: $16
2. Splash City Family Water Park (Collinsville)

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  • Adult (17+): $18
  • Children (3-16): $15
1. Mayan Adventure Indoor Water Park (Elmhurst)

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  •  Adult: $30
  • Children: $30

To see 22 more water parks and pools, including the incredible Six Flags water park (with rides like the Dive Bomber) in Gurnee, check out Reboot Illinois.

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