Des Plaines Park District

Chippewa Pool

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.

Chippewa Pool is
closed for the season.

Thanks for a great summer.
See you next year!



Chippewa Pool

Chippewa Pool is closed for the season. See you next year!

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.

2018 Pool Hours

Watch for the 2018 dates. 
Regular Season:
Post Season:

Special Events:
World’s Largest Swim Lesson
Watch for the 2018 date. 

H2O Nights Middle School Splash-in Pool Parties.
Note: The pool closes to the public at 6:30p for these events.
We had a blast this year! Special thanks to DJ DJones for the great sounds. Watch for 2018 dates.

Swim Team Home Meets
For 2 swim team home meets each summer, the pool closes to the public at 4p. Come out and cheer for the Park District Warriors Swim Team! Watch for 2018 dates.

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 2017 prices for a Chippewa Pool Rental include 100 guests, for 2 hours, 6:30–8:30p.
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 (Pool information hotline)
Get a map and directions to Iroquois Pool.

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


Thanks to everyone for a great summer. See you next year!
Yes, Iroquois Pool will be open in 2018. And in 2019 as well. While Iroquois is nearing 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 some type of water activity area on the south end of Des Plaines, and expect to be gathering community input in 2018.

General admission:

Residents and Non-residents: $5

2018 Pool Hours

June 2–August 12, 2018 (Subject to change, based on the D62 school calendar)
Monday–Friday: noon–5p & 7–9p
Saturday & Sunday: noon–7p
July 4: noon–7p

Special Events
July 14, 2018: Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta  Read more about the 2017 event…