With summer in full effect I love having fun activities to keep my kids entertained all day and one of those activities is taking them to all the amazing different pools throughout the city to cool off and have some water fun. I think my kids would love to go to the pool everyday if it was up to them! With so many different options you are sure to find your perfect spot in your neighborhood. Some do have memberships but most are completely FREE which is always refreshing to hear as a mom.
So pack up the sunscreen, snacks, and beach towels and check out these beautiful spots to take a dip!
601 W. Montrose Dr, Chicago
Foster Ave is our fave spot to go with kids.They have easy parking, a snack shop and easy access bathrooms – win win win! North Ave and Oak Street are other great options! Pro tip: Bring an umbrella or shade tent
Holstein Park Pool
2200 N Oakley Ave, Chicago
This is one of the best city pools around! A huge lap and swim pool and a large kiddie pool off to the side, fun and easy fun for all. Pack a lunch for a cute picnic option at the playground 🧺
Skokie Water Playground
4701 Oakton St, Skokie
This super fun community pool just outside of the city has an in pool playground, water slides and a huge lap pool – check website for entry pricing and hours.
Lincolnwood Pool / Proesel Park
6915 N. Kostner Ave, Lincolnwood
We love this getaway just 20 minutes outside of the city is so fun with 4 pools including one of the largest kiddie pools with mini water slide, jumbo waterslides for the big kids, high dive and regular diving boards. Mega fun starts here! Passes need or hit up a friend to go as a guest.
Whealan Pool Aquatic Center
6200 W. Devon Ave, Chicago
with waterslides and a zero depth entry, this fun for all community pool is where it’s at! Limited hours, check website for availability.
Midtown Athletic Club
2444 N Elston Ave, Chicago
Midtown Athletic Club is our household favorite. It does require a membership to enjoy the pool and all of the other amazing amenities it has offer. It is convenient to our home which is great after longs days in the sun with the kids. There is a kids day camp, gym, spa, cafes, and most importantly the pool.
Not only it is beautiful in design but it has something for everyone in my family. I can bring my laptop and sit poolside with my kids while working. Thats what I call multi tasking!
Overall Midtown Athletic Club is a favorite of everyone in my family. The staff is attentive and welcoming to your every need, the amenities are extremely clean and tidy, and all of the other fabulous parts of the club make this a home run.
Midtown Athletic Club
With more businesses opening everyday make sure to check out the times and days of when all of these amazing pools are opening for the summer. I hope you enjoy your fun filled pool day with your family outside enjoying the beautiful weather in Chicago. ☀️