Des Plaines Park District

2021 Pool Hours and Fees

Outdoor pool and weather updates are posted on the DPParks mobile app.


Chippewa Pool

197 N. 8th Avenue • 847-390-4956  Map and directions
Admission to Chippewa Pool is included in the Mystic Waters Pool Pass.

Regular Season
June 5–August 15
Daily, noon–9:00p*
*Chippewa closes to the public at 6:00p on Saturdays and Sundays when there is a private rental. Signs are posted.
NOTE: Chippewa Pool is available for Saturday and Sunday evening Private Rentals from 6:30 to 8:30p.

Chippewa Post Season
August 16–20, 4:00–8:00p
August 21 & 22, noon–7:00p
August 23–27, 4:00–8:00p
August 28 & 29, noon–7:00p
August 30–September 3, 4:00–8:00p
Labor Day Weekend, September 4–6, noon–7:00p
Dates and times are subject to change without notice based on attendance, weather and staffing.


Iroquois Pool

2324 Maple Street • 847-391-5724 • Cash only. No credit cards.  Map and directions
Admission to Iroquois Pool is included in the Mystic Waters Pool Pass.
Regular Season
June 5–August 15
• Lap Swim, Mon–Fri: 7:00–10:00a, Sat–Sun: 9:30–11:30a*
• Open Swim, Monday through Sunday, noon–9:00p
—NEW LAP SWIM SCHEDULE BEGINS JULY 19—
July 19 through August 8. (August 8 is the last day for lap swim)
Tues, Weds, Thurs: 7:00–10:00a
Sundays 9:30–11:30a

Iroquois Post Season
August 16–August 20, 4:00–8:00p
August 21-22, noon–7:00p
Dates and times are subject to change without notice based on attendance, weather and staffing.


Mystic Waters

2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740  Map and directions
Regular Season Hours
June 5–August 15
Daily, 11:00a–8:00p
Twilight hours: 6:00–8:00p (See reduced fees below.)

Mystic Waters Special Hours & Post Season
Sunday, July 4, noon–7:00p
August 9–15, noon–7:00p
August 16–20 Closed. Chippewa Pool is open 4:00–8:00p
August 21 & 22, noon–7:00p
Dates and times are subject to change without notice based on attendance, weather and staffing.


Outdoor Pool Admission Fees

Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted at Chippewa Pool and Mystic Waters (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).
Only cash is accepted at Iroquois Pool. No credit or debit cards.
Admission to Chippewa and Iroquois Pools is included in the Mystic Waters Pool Pass.
Chippewa and Iroquois Pool Pass Holders receive $1 off the Mystic Waters fee.
Admission to all outdoor pools is free for children 2 years old and younger.
Des Plaines residents must show a valid ID to pay the resident fee.

Daily Admission
Chippewa Pool
197 N. Eighth Avenue  •  847-390-4955  •  Cash or credit/debit card  •  Map and Directions
Resident Non-resident
Adult $8 $12
Seniors (60+) & Youth (17 and under) $7 $10
Iroquois Pool 
2324 Maple Street, at Touhy Avenue  •  847-391-5724  •  Cash only  • Map and Directions
Resident Non-resident
$6 (Cash only) $8.00 (Cash only)
   
Mystic Waters
2025 Miner Street  • 847-391-5740  •  Cash or credit/debit card  •  Map and Directions
   
  Resident Non-resident
Adult $12 $15
Seniors (60+) & Youth (17 and under) $10 $13
     
Twilight Admission Fees • Beginning at 6pm (subject to current capacity)    
Adult $10 $13
Seniors (60+) & Youth (17 and under) $9 $11

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.

Outdoor Pools Are Open – Chippewa Pool – 2020 Pool Hours and Fees

Chippewa Pool at 197 N. Eighth Street

 

Outdoor Pools Are Open – Iroquois Pool – 2020 Pool Hours and Fees

Iroquois Pool at 2324 Maple Avenue

 

Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center

Mystic Waters at 2025 Miner Street


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.com, 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 lightening 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 or Iroquois for an hour, 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.


WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF IROQUOIS POOL?
Iroquois Pool is open this summer. While it 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 the residents of the southeast side of Des Plaines. We welcome your input.

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

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

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

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

Mystic Waters2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-390-4949

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