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 2017.

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.

Questions about the pools? Contact Matt Hartnett, Aquatics Manager. 847-391-5700. Email.


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



Chippewa Pool

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

May 26–28 and May 29–June 8: Noon–7:00p

Regular Season: 
June 9–August 19: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: Noon–9:00p
Tuesday: Noon–6:00p • Adult Swim: Tuesdays, 6:15–9:00p
Saturday and Sunday: Noon–6:00p*
*NOTE: If there are no private rentals scheduled, the pool will stay open until 8:00p

Chippewa Pool is available for Saturday and Sunday evening Private Rentals 6:30–8:30p

Post Season*:
August 20–August 26: Noon–8:00p
August 27–August 31: 4:00–8:00p
Labor Day Weekend, September 1–3: Noon–7:00p
*Post Season dates and times may be subject to change without notice based on attendance, weather and staffing.

Special Events:
World’s Largest Swim Lesson
Thursday June 21, 11:00a

H2O Nights Middle School Splash-in Pool Parties.
Note: The pool closes to the public at 6:30p for these events on June 28, July 19 and August 16

Swim Team Home Meets
Chippewa Pool will close public swim at 4:00p on June 20 and July 11. Come out and cheer for the Park District Warriors Swim 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 2018 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.

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…

Administrative & Leisure Center2222 Birch Street • 847-391-5700

Golf Center Des Plaines353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF

Lake Park Golf Course & Marina1015 Howard Ave • 847-391-5730

Mountain View Adventure Center510 E. Algonquin Road • 847-391-5733

Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

Prairie Lakes Community Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-391-5711