Des Plaines Park District

Aquatics Programs

The Des Plaines Park District offers a year-round aquatics program featuring our own Learn To Swim Program, parent/tot classes, adult swim lessons, adult exercise classes, and lifeguard training programs. We have three outdoor pools in Des Plaines, and the use of indoor pools through a cooperative agreement with the Rosemont Park District.*

For information about Aquatics Programs, contact Matt Hartnett, Aquatics Manager. 847-391-5700

During the summer pool season, starting in June, the Park District operates two neighborhood pools—Chippewa & 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! Information on seasonal Aquatics Programs is in the Spectrum Program & Events Guide.

Pool Hours and Fees

*A cooperative agreement with the Rosemont Park District allows Des Plaines Park District residents to register for all programs (excluding special events, trips and rentals), and use the following facilities at Rosemont resident rates:

  • Stephens Athletic Complex.
  • Margaret J. Lange Park, including the Splash Pad.
  • Rosemont Pool, during open swim hours.

Des Plaines Park District residents who live south of Oakton Street may also use the Barry Recreation Center & Splash Pad at Rosemont resident rates.