Des Plaines Park District

Mystic Waters Hours & Fees

Mystic Waters Hours and Fees
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Mystic Waters Hours

Regular Season: June 1–August 11:
Sunday–Thursday: 11:00a–8:00p
Friday and Saturday: 11:00a–9:00p

Post Season: August 17–August 25:
Saturday-Sunday: Noon-7:00p

Special Hours: Thursday July 4, Noon–7:00p

Dates and times are subject to change without notice based on attendance, weather, and staffing.
Updates are posted on the DPParks mobile app.

Mystic Waters Admission Fees

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 admission to the pools, and for pool passes.

Daily Admission, Noon to 6:00 pm General Admission Resident Admission
Adult $20.00 $15.50
Seniors (60+) & Youth (17 and under) $17.75 $13.00
Twilight Admission Fees Begin at 6:00pm General Admission Resident Admission
Adult $17.25 $13.00
Seniors (60+) & Youth (17 and under) $14.50 $11.75

Children 2 and younger are free.
Picnic Fee: $6 for all coolers and bags of food brought into Mystic Waters.

Important Information About Weather Related Pool Openings and Closings

• Weather-driven changes to the daily opening and closing times for all outdoor pools are always at the discretion of the pool manager.
• Check the DPParks app, under Conditions, to see the current open/closed status. Download the app here.
• To help determine changes to outdoor pool openings and closings when the weather is cool or inclement, park district and pool staff use local apps including, Weather Bug, and Weather Underground.
• For the safety of our guests and staff, we temporarily close an outdoor pool when the ThorGuard Lightening Detection System sounds a warning or when thunder is heard or when lightning is spotted. Weather conditions are then reevaluated every 45–60 minutes. We open again as soon as the pool manager determines that it is safe to do so. We do not issue rain checks.
• We typically close an outdoor pool early when there are fewer than 20 swimmers present at Chippewa Pool, or fewer than 50 swimmers present at Mystic Waters for an hour. We also close when the temperature drops below 70 degrees and is projected to remain below 70 degrees for the rest of the day.
• If the temperature is near 70 degrees at opening time, an outdoor pool opens for one hour so the pool manager can determine attendance and assess the forecast. 

Mystic Waters Hours and Fees

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Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center from atop the giant slides!


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