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Chippewa and Iroquois Pools will open again in 2021.
2020 OUTDOOR POOLS
OPEN SWIM GUIDELINES
Please read the guidelines on this page before you come to the pool.
Chippewa and Iroquois Pools
Spread the word, not the virus.
Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Social distance.
In order to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy our swimming facilities within Phase 4 guidance from the State of Illinois DCEO for Outdoor Recreation, the following guidelines are in place and enforced for Open Swim times at Chippewa & Iroquois pools. These guidelines may be updated as deemed necessary by the Des Plaines Park District or other governing agency. All other facility rules apply.
Thank you for helping us make this a safe & fun time for everyone by adhering to all of these guidelines.
— GENERAL —
- Everyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask/face covering while waiting in line, entering/exiting the facility and using the locker room/rest rooms. Masks are encouraged while on deck, but are not required while maintaining 6 feet of distance from other parties or while in the water.
- 6 feet of social distance shall be maintained in all areas of the facility, except for members of the same party.
- Wash hands frequently when not using the pool. Especially after using the restroom, coughing, sneezing.
- Do not enter the facility if you or anyone in your party are experiencing symptoms of illness or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
— ADMISSION —
See the hours for each pool at the top of this page.
Capacity limits, per Phase 4 Guidelines, are in place for each session. First come, first served.
Daily public swim is divided into 3 sessions A, B, C on weekends and regular season weekdays. Each session is available for both pool pass holders and daily admissions, on a first come, first served basis, until the maximum capacity limit is reached. Deck chairs are available, and have been spaced at a safe social distance. After each swim session, the facility is closed for one half hour for cleaning. If capacity allows, reentry for a second session on the same day is accepted.
- Weekdays at Chippewa Pool, through Friday, September 4: Monday–Friday there is one swim session from 4:00–8:00p. Tickets are handed out at 3:30p.
Weekends at Chippewa Pool, through Monday, September 7: 3 swim sessions, noon–2:30p, 3:00–5:30p, 6:00–8:30p. Get tickets 1/2 hour before each session.
- All parties must be present to receive a ticket. No place holders. No one is allowed to enter without a ticket.
- Once your party has received your tickets, you may exit the line and return when the gates open.
- If your ticket number is not redeemed 15-minutes after the start of the swim session, your ticket number will be reassigned to the next party waiting in line.
- We reserve the right to skip to the next party of appropriate size to maintain the maximum capacity limit.
- Tickets are accepted out of numbered order once the gates open.
- Once the gates open, Pass Holders with a ticket enter to the left and have their pass scanned. Ticket holders paying Daily Admission wait in line for payment at the admissions window.
- At the end of the swim session, guests may return to the line for admission to the next swim session, if tickets are still available. Paid admissions can get a wristband to re-enter for another session on the same day, if space permits.
— INSIDE THE FACILITY —
Limited seating is available on deck. Chairs have been secured at an appropriate social distance and cannot be moved. Families may share a chair, but may not extend into the area of the next chair, if it is not occupied by someone in your party. Please be respectful and take only as many chairs as needed.
Covered/shaded areas are available for limited Family Seating. Each party must maintain a minimum of 6 feet of distance from all other parties. Outside chairs are permitted in these areas. Please do not extend into the area of the next party.
- Benches are to be used by only one family/party.
- Deck markings are in place to maintain social distancing in line for the slides and diving board, please adhere to all signage and staff instruction.
- At the end of each swim session, everyone must exit the facility at the listed closing time, no exceptions. This will allow for the facility to be cleaned prior to the next swim session.
- Locker Rooms and Family Changing Rooms will close 10 minutes prior to the end of the swim session. Please plan accordingly. An announcement will be made 15 minutes prior to closing as a reminder.
- There is no re-entry permitted once inside the facility for a swim session.
- In the event of inclement weather, the swim session will be cancelled and all guests will exit the facility.
- There will be no waiting in locker rooms. If the weather clears before the next swim session, the facility may re-open and guests will be asked to get back in line for the next session. First come, first served.
- Guests paying daily admission may be granted a pass to return for another swim session if their session is cancelled for weather.
Hours are always dependent on the weather and attendance.
Check Rainout Line, Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Chippewa and Iroquois Pools
Questions about the pools or swim lessons?
Contact Matt Hartnett, Aquatics Manager. 847-390-4949. Email.
Chippewa pool has a zero depth entry into the shallow end, where there are geysers, a Fumbling Five, and a tot slide for swimmers under 48″ tall. In the deep end of the leisure pool there is a drop slide for swimmers over 48″ tall and a three meter diving board. On the deck there is a large shade structure and an umbrella. The pool has an ADA lift for those who have trouble entering or leaving the water. Concessions are available at the admissions booth. Soda and water, healthy snacks, and ice cream are available for purchase. All food must be enjoyed in the covered picnic area. Free life jackets are available for use, poolside.
Map and directions to Chippewa Pool
This popular neighborhood pool is a great place to cool off on a hot summer day. The deep end has a diving board.
Map and directions to Iroquois Pool
What is the future of Iroquois Pool?
Iroquois Pool is open in 2020, and we plan to keep it open in 2021. While Iroquois is more than 50 years old, and is well past the natural life of a pool built in that era, our outstanding mechanical wizards have kept it operating safely and economically. Will that always be possible? No. Outdoor pools don’t last forever, and maintaining them eventually becomes impractical. Upgrading, or demolishing and rebuilding a pool on this site is not possible for some simple reasons: there is not enough land to upgrade or build within the current safety and land management codes. We could not meet the mechanical, ADA, and storm water detention requirements. We’re researching options for building a pool to serve residents on the southeast side of Des Plaines. We welcome your input.