Des Plaines Park District

Chippewa & Iroquois Pools

Quick look at ALL pool hours and fees.

The Des Plaines Park District Lifeguards won the J. Ellis Gold International Aquatic Safety Award for their outstanding work in 2016.

We offer year-round aquatics programs featuring swimming lessons for all ages, aqua exercise, and lifeguard training programs. We have three outdoor pools in Des Plaines, and the use of an indoor pool through a cooperative agreement with the Rosemont Park District.

During the summer pool season, we operate two neighborhood pools, Chippewa and Iroquois, and the popular Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center.

With a wide variety of pool pass options, Des Plaines residents and swimmers from all around the area have virtually limitless aquatic adventure opportunities at the park district!
Matt Hartnett, Aquatics Manager. 847-391-5700. Email.


197 N. 8th Avenue
847-391-5705 x2 (Pool information hotline)
Map and directions.

General Admission

All Ages
Adult: $7
Senior and youth: $6

Adults: $9
Senior and youth: $8
All residents of the City of Des Plaines, regardless of whether or not you live within the boundaries of the park district, pay the resident rate for daily admission to the pools, and for season pool passes.

Lockers are free for pool patrons to use. Please bring your own lock.

Pool Hours

Memorial Day Weekend: May 27–29, noon–7p
May 30–June 2: noon–7p

Regular Season:
June 3–August 20:
Weekdays: noon–9p.
Every Tuesday: Adults-Only Swim from 6:15–9p
Note: On two Wednesdays, July 5 and July 19, the pool closes to the public at 4p for the the Park District Warriors Swim Team home meets.
Note: On three Thursdays—6/22, 7/13, and 8/10—the pool closes to the public at 6:30p for the Middle-School H20 Night Splash-in Parties.
Saturday–Sunday: noon–8p. If there is a private party rental on a Saturday or Sunday, the pool closes to the public at 6p.
July 4: noon–7p

Post Season:
August 21–25: 4–8p
August 26–27: noon–7p
August 28–September 1: 4–8p
Labor Day Weekend, September 2–4: noon–7p

Special Events:
World’s Largest Swim Lesson
Thursday, June 22, 11am. Free for Des Plaines residents. $5 for everyone else. 

H2O Nights Middle School Splash-in Pool Parties.
Note: The pool closes to the public at 6:30p for these events.
Thursday, June 22, 6:30–8:30p
Thursday, July 13, 6:30–8:30p
Thursday, August 10, 6:30–8:30p

Swim Team Home Meets
On two Wednesdays, July 5 and July 19, the pool closes to the public at 4p for the the Park District Warriors Swim Team home meets. Come and cheer for our team!

Rent Chippewa Pool for your private party!
Chippewa Private Party Rental Form (PDF)
You can rent beautiful Chippewa Pool for a private party!
1. Download the form, use the copy in the Spectrum, or pick one up.
2. Fill out the form (onscreen or on paper).
3. Save a copy.
4. E-mail it to us, or drop it off at the Leisure Center or Prairie Lakes Community Center.
Questions? Contact Matt Hartnett, Aquatics Manager: 847-391-5700.

Here are the basics:
1. Private parties rental hours: weekends, 6:30–8:30p.
2. Reservations are processed beginning May 1.
3. Please complete a separate form for each requested date.
4. Incomplete forms, and forms submitted without a $100. deposit, are not processed.
5. Be sure to include a phone number where you can be reached for questions.
Thank you for your reservation!

Additional information:
The base prices for a Chippewa Pool Rental include 100 guests.
Resident: $400
Corporate: $500
Non-resident: $550
Add an additional hour, from 8:30–9:30pm, for $175.
Per person fees, for additional guests, are on the Chippewa Pool Rental Form.







2324 Maple Street at Touhy Avenue
847-391-5705 x2
Get a map and directions to Iroquois Pool.

Lockers are free for pool patrons to use. Please bring your own lock.

General admission:

Residents and Non-residents: $5

Pool Hours

June 3–August 13:
Monday–Friday: noon–5p & 7–9p
Saturday & Sunday: noon–7p
July 4: noon–7p

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