Family Aquatic Center

The Family Aquatic Center is Closed for the 2021 Season

2021 amenities include two pools, sand play area, locker rooms, deck chairs, vending machines.
The slides, lazy river, and concession stand are not available this summer.

Admission is by daily fees only, season passes will be back in 2022.

Review the Family Aquatic Center FAQ document
to familiarize yourself with the 2021 operations of our facility.

Public Swim

Operating Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:15 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, Thursday Noon – 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday 10:15 am – 7 pm


The Family Aquatic Center has two pools and guests are invited to visit both pools during their visit.

Lap Pool Leisure Pool
Zero Depth Entry Zero Depth Entry
Deepest Area: 4.5 feet Deepest Area: 3.5 feet
6 Lap Lanes Play Features (recommended for 5 yrs. & younger)
Mushroom Play Feature
Tot Slide in the zero depth area


2022 Season Pass Fees

Early Bird Purchase by April 30, 2022 – R/NR Beginning May 1, 2022 – R/NR
Individual $75/107 $85/120

Daily Admission Fees

R/NR*: $5/$8
Payable by cash or credit card at the Family Aquatic Center entrance

*Hawthorn School District 73 families, that do not reside within Park District boundaries, are not eligible to receive resident daily admission rates.


Adult (18+ Years) Lap Swim/Water Walking

Swimming is great exercise in the summer!

Dates Days Time Resident Non-Res
6/12-8/15 Daily 8-10 am $5 $8


Family Aquatic Center Rentals and Birthday Parties

Rentals and birthday parties are not available in the 2021 season.



Family Aquatic Center  Information

Aquatic Center Closing Information
Weather Hotline: (847) 996-6616
The Park District reserves the right to close the entire Aquatic Center, or portions thereof, under the following conditions:
• Air temperature below 68°
• Fewer than 25 people in the pool for at least 30 minutes
• Threatening weather conditions
• Other safety concerns or lack of attendance

If thunder and lightning or other inclement weather are seen at the Family Aquatic Center, all patrons are expected to either go into the bathhouses or exit the facility and wait in their car until weather passes. Waiting under an umbrella on the pool deck or in the concession stand is prohibited. No refunds will be given if the facility closes due to inclement weather.


1. Children under the age of 11 are not allowed to enter or remain in the facility unless accompanied in the water by a person at least 16 years of age who knows how to swim. Those children 8 and under must have an adult 16 years or older within arms-reach of the child wherever they go in the facility.
2. Outside food or drink is permitted to be brought in during the 2021 season.
3. Alcohol is not permitted in the facility. Persons under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior will not be permitted in the facility.
4. The use of cameras and video equipment is allowed.
5.  All patrons must have proper swimsuits. Articles of clothing, such as cut-offs, jean shorts, and T-shirts, are not acceptable for swimming. This includes t-shirts worn over swimsuits.
6. Children not toilet-trained must wear tight fitting rubber/plastic pants or swim diaper.
7. Change infants/toddlers diapers in a bathroom. Never rinse off an un-diapered child in the pool.
8. The Family Aquatic Center complies with the procedures recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health. In the event of a fecal or vomit accident the water area will be closed for 30 minutes. We will test the affected area, and if readings fall within the appropriate ranges, the pool will reopen.
9. Swimmers must take a head to toe shower before entering the water.
10.  Vernon Hills Park District is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
11. Toys, equipment and flotation devices are subject to the approval of management. Flotation devices such as water wings, noodles and rafts will not be allowed. Swim fins and snorkels are also prohibited. Children wearing a coast guard approved flotation device must be accompanied by an adult 16 years or older at all times.
12.  Lap swimming is not permitted during  public swim.
13.  Persons with skin disease, communicable disease, open lesions, nasal or ear discharges, or wearing bandages are not permitted to use the pool. A written physician’s statement is required of those with a skin rash, disease, or open sore.
14. The area between the two main leisure pools must remain clear of all chairs and personal belongings. This area is reserved for lifeguard and emergency staff should an emergency action plan need to be executed.
15. Lifeguards are responsible for enforcing safety rules and responding to emergencies.
16. Parents or guardians should supervise their children.
17. The Vernon Hills Park District reserves the right to add additional rules and policies or enforce current rules and policies more strictly as needed without notice.
18. If you have already paid, you may reenter the facility. You must get a hand stamp at the front entrance before you leave.
19. The District attempts to maintain the water at a temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit.