Just like I expected, the temperature is heating up just as schools are heading back into session and many park district pools are closing for the season. Bummer! But if you'd like to squeeze in a few more outdoor swimming sessions before Labor Day, here's a list of pools that are indeed open at least some days over the next two weeks.
Please do doublecheck the hours on these pools' websites (or better yet, call) to make sure they are open before you head out. I don't want any crying swimsuit-clad children on my conscience!
Sunset Pool in Geneva:
- This pool will be open on Friday, Aug. 23, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (get in for half-price) from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 24-25, then close from Aug. 26 through Aug. 30. During Labor Day weekend, it's open from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1, then from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 (Labor Day), the last day of the season. (Note: This is an update and correction to what I posted earlier in the week.)
Otter Cove Aquatic Park in St. Charles:
- Starting Wednesday, Aug. 21, this pool will be open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, then 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Sept. 2 (Labor Day) is closing day and the pool will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day. Because there is no school in St. Charles on Friday, Aug. 30, it will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Also because of staff returning to school, it is possible that portions of Otter Cove will be closed on certain days. (Note: I've seen the Lazy River closed quite a bit this time of year.) The phone number is 630-513-4377.