Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center
  • Otter's Run

    Two giant tube slides tower 37 feet over the pool, with over 600 feet of exciting fun!

  • Crocodile Cove

    Enjoy a relaxing inner-tube trip down this beautiful 550-foot Lazy River.

  • Dolphin Bay

    This leisure pool features zero-depth entry, a child-sized dolphin slide, sprays and fountains.

  • Sea Lion Falls

    Platform dives. Cliff Dives. Drop slides. A perfect warm-up to the giant flumes at Otter's Run.

  • Beluga Beach

    For tots and non-swimmers. Sprays, fountains, a jungle gym and a sand-play area.

  • Groups & Parties

    Mystic Waters hosts great parties, reunions, and group outings from 20 to 500.

  • Mystic Waters

    For information on aquatics programs, group reservations, pool parties and pool rentals, e-mail Matt Hartnett, Aquatics Manager or call 847-391-5700.

    2025 Miner Street, Des Plaines Map and Directions
    Pool Hours and Fees
    Pool Rules

    Des Plaines Park District Lifeguards won the
    J. Ellis Gold International Aquatic Safety Award for their outstanding work in 2015.

    The award.

    Mystic Water 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.

    General Admission

    Adults, $9
    Senior and youth: $8
    Children 2 and younger: Free
    Chippewa & Iroquois pass holders receive $1 off resident fees.

    Adults, $13
    Senior and youth, $12
    Children 2 and younger: Free

    Twilight Swim: Enter Mystic Waters starting at 6p
    Adults, $7
    Senior and youth: $6
    Children 2 and younger: Free
    Chippewa & Iroquois pass holders receive $1 off resident fees.

    Adults, $11
    Senior and youth, $10
    Children 2 and younger: Free

    Cooler Fee: $3 for all full-size coolers brought into Mystic Waters.

    Mystic Waters is closed for the season.

    Regular Season: Watch for the 2017 opening date.
    Sunday–Thursday: 11a–8p
    Friday–Saturday: 11a–9p
    Note: Season Pool Pass holders may enter Mystic Waters at 10:30a on Saturdays and Sundays.
    July 4, noon–7p

    Group Reservations

    2017 Group Reservation Form.
    For more Group Reservations Information, e-mail Matt Hartnett or call 847-391-5700
    Pool Hours and Fees
    Pool Rules

    Pool Birthday Party Reservations

    2017 Birthday Party Reservation Form
    For more information, e-mail Matt Hartnett or call 847-391-5700

    One of the largest and most beautiful waterparks in Northern Illinois, Mystic Waters is a favorite destination for families throughout the Chicagoland area.
    Featuring two exciting 37 foot slides – some of the highest in the area, and a variety of fun spaces, Mystic Waters is filled with activities for all ages. After braving the big slides of Otter’s Run, enjoy the daring drop slides and cliff dives in Sea Lion Falls. Need to relax? Mystic Waters offers the Crocodile Cove lazy river, with 550 feet of inner tube floating fun, and the expansive Dolphin Bay: a zero depth leisure pool where you can enjoy fountains, jet sprays and a child-size dolphin slide.

    For the youngest (and the young at heart), Beluga Beach is just right. It features water-spray stands on a non-slip surface with no free-standing water, making it an enjoyable introduction to water park fun for tots and other non-swimmers. Beluga Beach includes all kinds of splashtacular fun, with multiple water sprays and a very cool jungle gym.
    The Island Café is a perfect place for lunch, refreshments, and snacks.

    Mystic Waters Facility Policies

    Pool Hours and Fees
    Pool Rules
    Questions? e-mail Matt Hartnett or call 847-391-5700.

    Coolers: Small and medium-sized coolers are allowed inside the facility. They are to be kept on the grassy picnic area near the concession stand; coolers are not allowed on the pool deck. All coolers will be checked at the gate for glass, alcohol, knives, etc.

    Chairs: Lounge chairs are available, on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp-style chairs, which fold up into a sleeve, may be brought inside the facility and used on any grassy area.
    Strollers: Strollers, wagons or other wheeled carriers are not allowed in the facility. Infant carriers are welcome.
    Credit Cards: Payment for admission and concession purchases can be made with a credit card. We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover.

    Lockers: Lockers are available for pool patrons to use. Rental of small, square-shaped lockers is $.25; rental fee for a larger, rectangular locker is $.50. These lockers are set up for one-time use. Each time the locker is opened, the fee must be paid again. Our lockers only accept quarters. Mystic Waters staff encourages everyone to lock any valuable in the lockers, as the District is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

    Slide Restrictions: Metal objects, eyeglasses, or jewelry are not permitted on any of the slides. Staff is not responsible for lost or misplaced personal belongings.

    Lifejackets: Lifejackets are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. They should be used only by non-swimmers. Be sure to return the lifejacket at the end of your stay, so that it is available for others. Only Coast Guard approved personal use flotation devices are allowed in the facility. Any child wearing a lifejacket must be within one arms-length of a parent or guardian at all times and will not be allowed on any of our water slide attractions.