Swimming Pools, Outdoor


  • Children 8 years old and under must be accompanied by someone 16 years old or older.
  • Daycare Ratio: 6 children/daycare supervisor. No exceptions.

Dates and Hours

  • Weekday Hours (Monday – Thursday)
    • General Swim: 12 – 4pm
    • Evening General Swim: 4:30 – 8pm
    • Pools are closed daily from 4 – 4:30pm
  • Weekend Hours (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
    • General Swim, 12 – 7pm
  • Lap swim (Hillside Pool only)
    • June 16 – August 1, Mon.-Fri: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Daily Swim Fee

  • $3.50/session
  • Infants 11 months and younger, Free

Season Patch Fee – NOT valid at Elks Aquatic Center

  • $55/person
  • Patch is valid at Wachter and Hillside pools only. Patch must be sewn on suit!
  • A second patch costs an additional $55. No refunds.
  • Patches are for sale during regular swimming hours. Patches may also be purchased at the Park District Office prior to the opening of the pools.

Coupon Book for Elks Aquatic Center

  • 12 admissions for $35

Swimming Inclement Weather

Whenever inclement weather threatens participants, or lightening is spotted, the pools will close. If the air temperature is not 66 degrees by 11am, the pools will not open. If the pool closes during a session, you will receive a rain check. Rain checks must be used during the 2014 pool season.

Elks Aquatic Center

321 W Broadway Ave
For daily schedule info, call 222-6607.

Party Room Rentals

Two party rooms are available during general swim and evening sessions. Fee includes 10 Elks Aquatic Center admissions ($3.50 per additional person). Reservations can also be made at the facility or by calling 222-6607.


  • Party Rooms (Mon. – Thurs.): $70, 12 – 3:30p OR 4:30 – 7:30p
  • Party Rooms (Fri. – Sun.): $70, 12 – 3:30p OR 4 – 7p

Private Rentals

The Elks Aquatic Center is available for private rentals after 8p Monday through Thursday or after 7p Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Please make rental reservations at least three days in advance to allow for staffing needs by calling Dylan Thiem at 222-6614.


  • $175/hour
  • Available after all general swim hours.


Hillside Pool

Located within Lions Park, East Boulevard Avenue and 19th Street
For daily schedule info or facility rental, call 222-6419.

Facility Rental

  • $175/hour
  • Available after all general swim hours.


Wachter Aquatic Complex

205 Reno Avenue
For daily schedule info or facility rental, call 222-6614.

Facility Rental

  • $175/hour
  • Available after all general swim hours.


Swimming Pools, Indoor

Visit the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center page for more information on our Indoor Pools.


Swimming Lessons, Outdoor

Lessons will be offered at:

  • Wachter Aquatic Complex, 205 Reno Ave 
  • Elks Aquatic Center, 321 W. Broadway Ave
  • Hillside Pool, East Boulevard Ave and North 19th St.

Fee and Information

  • $30/child. No refunds. If inclement weather exists, instructors will hold classes in the facility.
  • Participants must be at least 3 years old.
  • Lessons will be 30 minutes each, from 9:30 – 11:30am 
  • There will be three, 2-week lesson sessions.


No online registration is available. Please register at the pool you wish to take lessons at. Please call each pool for more detailed information.

Session Dates Registration Date
Session 1 June 16 – 27 June 9 at 11:00am 
Session 2 July 7 – 18 June 30 at 11:00am 
Session 3  July 28 – August 8 July 21 at 11:00am