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    Take a dip in these 15 public swimming pools around the Peoria area

    By Josh Jenke, Peoria Journal Star,

    17 days ago
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    With Memorial Day already marking the official start of summer, get ready to cool off at area swimming pools to fight those hot days to come:

    1. Aquaplex at the Peoria Riverplex

    • What to know: Open year-round and operates Monday-Saturday. Facilities include a two-story water slide, lazy river, zero depth pool and splash equipment
    • Hours: Non-members are welcome for open swim 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon-1:45 p.m. Saturday. The pool is open for members from 5 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday. Preschool Splash for children ages 5 and under with an adult is available from 9-11 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
    • Contact: 600 NE Water St., Peoria, 309-282-1700.
    • Online: https://riverplex.org/our-facility/aquatics/
    • Admission: Riverplex and YMCA members free. General admission prices not available.

    2. Gwynn Family Aquatic Center, Peoria

    • What to know: Opens June 4. Closes July 30. The facility offers a zero depth pool, a water slide, a diving well and a wet sand play area.
    • Hours: Open Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Contact: 809 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave., Peoria, 309-229-9554
    • Online:peoriaparks.org/places/facilities/gwynn-family-aquatic-center/
    • Admission: Not available.

    3. Proctor Recreation Center, Peoria

    • What to know: Features a swimming pool opening on June 3 and closing on Aug. 2. The splash pad is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
    • Hours: Pool open from noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Splash pad open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Contact: 309 S. DuSable St., Peoria, 309-673-9183
    • Online: https://www.facebook.com/proctorcenter/
    • Admission: Not available

    4. Limestone Township Pool, Bartonville

    • What to know: Located in Alpha Park, the pool opened May 25. Closes Aug. 11.
    • Hours: The pool is heated, and open Noon-6 p.m. seven days a week.
    • Contact: 1605 W. Garfield Ave., Bartonville, 309-697-8835
    • Online: www.limestonetownship.org
    • Admission: $5/general admission; $3/seniors; free/children ages 3 and younger.

    5. Shore Acres Pool, Chillicothe

    • What to know: Opens June 1. Closes Aug. 10. Features two water slides, diving well, zero-depth entry pool with play equipment and a full-service concession stand.
    • Hours: 12-6 p.m. seven days a week.
    • Online: https://www.chillicotheparkdistrict.org/facility/shore-acres-pool/
    • Contact: 100 Park Blvd., Chillicothe, 309-274-3409
    • Admission: $8/ages 4 and older; $7/seniors ages 60 and older; free/children ages 3 and younger.

    6. Washington Park Pool

    • What to know: Open May 31 through Aug. 11. Three pools, including a zero-depth option, a competition pool with multiple lanes and two diving boards, and a wading pool with slide.
    • Contact: 1003 Westgate Road, Washington, 309-444-9432
    • Online: www.washingtonparkdistrict.com/parks-facilities/washington-park-pool
    • Hours: Monday, noon-8 p.m., Tuesday, noon-5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Morning hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    • Admission: Regular hours: $7/ages 16-64; $5/youth ages 3-15; $4/seniors ages 65 and older; free/ages 2 and younger. Morning hours: $4/Adults 16-64; $3/youth 3-15; $2/ages 2-under and 65+.

    7. Aquatic Center at Five Points Washington

    • What to know: Open year-round and operates daily. Two indoor heated pools, including a zero-depth entry leisure pool and an 8-lane, 25-yard competition pool. Swim lessons, group fitness classes, aquatic volleyball personal training, lifeguard training and more all on the menu here.
    • Hours: Non-members are welcome for open swim 4-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4-6:45 p.m. Friday, and noon-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The pool is open for members from 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
    • Contact: 360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington, 309 444-8222.
    • Online: https://fivepointswashington.org/aquatic-center/
    • Admission: Members free. Non-members $9 adults 13-61; $7 children 3-7; free 2-under. Seniors $7.

    8. DragonLand Water Park, Pekin

    • What to know: Opened May 25. Closes Aug. 11. Features zero depth play/entry area, two water slides, sand beach play area with water equipment and extended deck/patio with lounge chairs, full concession stand and lockers.
    • Hours: Noon-5 p.m. seven days a week
    • Contact: Mineral Springs Park, 193 Red Bud Memorial Drive, Pekin, 309-226-4060
    • Online: www.pekinparkdistrict.org/facilities/dragonland/
    • Admission: $8/ages 4 and older; free/children ages 3 and younger. Family Night Rate (starting June 4): Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., family of 4/$20, plus $5 per add-on. Individual season pass/$85. Family of 4 season pass/$275, plus $80 for each additional family member.

    9. Morton Public Swimming Pool

    • What to know: Located at Idlewood Park, the pool opened May 25 and will close Aug. 11. Closed at 4 p.m. for swim meets on June 4, 18 and 25, and July 2, 9 and 12. Features zero depth wading pool with aquatic playground, two water slides, lap pool and diving well.
    • Contact: 450 E. Idlewood, Morton, 309-369-2463
    • Online:morton.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=5770
    • Hours: Open 1-6 p.m., seven days a week. Tot time Monday-Saturday 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    • Admission: $12/ages 2-64; free/children 1 and younger and ages 65 and older. Season passes are available for $60 for park district residents and $120 for non-residents.

    10. Metamora Swimming Pool

    • What to know: Opened May 25. Operates through Aug. 4. Features zero depth kiddie pool with a mushroom waterfall, lap pool, diving well, water basketball, lap swim, tot time, two playgrounds and events throughout the summer.
    • Hours: 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m. seven days a week. Closes at 5 p.m. for swim meet on June 8, 15, 20, 22 and 29, July 13 and 18, and all day July 22.
    • Contact: 116 N. Douglas St., Metamora, 309-367-4993
    • Online: www.metamoraparks.org/webpages/pool.php
    • Admission: $7/ages 3 and older; $5/ages 3 and older after 5 p.m. $5/lap swim (ages 16 and older); free/ages 2 and younger. Tot time: ages 0-5 for $5.

    11. Tremont Swimming Pool

    • What to know: Pool anticipates to opens May 27 after pool repairs are completed. Closes Aug. 11. Features zero depth splash wading pool, lap pool, slide and water basketball.
    • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday 11:30 a.m-5 p.m. Sunday 2-6 p.m. The pool will close at 4:30 p.m. when hosting a home swim meet.
    • Contact: 101 N. James St., Tremont, 309-925-5730
    • Online: tremontpark.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=4709
    • Admission: $8 ages 3-older. $10 for non-residents. $5 seniors ages 65-older. Ages 2-under admitted free.

    12. Roanoke Park Swimming Pool

    • What to know: Opened May 25 and will operate through late August. Zero-entry splash pool. Features two diving boards, small aquatic playing area for children and concessions.
    • Hours: 1-5 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
    • Contact: 607 Victory St., Roanoke, 309-923-7533.
    • Online: https://www.facebook.com/RoanokeSwimmingPool/
    • Admission: $6. Ages 2 and under are free. Season passes: $90 for in-town singles and $175 for in-town families of up to six people, with $15 for additional members. $140 for out-of-town singles and $260 for out-of-town families, with $15 for additional members.

    13. South Pointe Park City Pool, El Paso

    • What to know: Full-size pool with two diving boards and hours set aside for adults. Opened May 25 and operates through start of school in August.
    • Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
    • Contact: 521 S. Sycamore St., El Paso; 309-527-4252.
    • Online: https://www.facebook.com/CityofElPasoRecreation
    • Admission: $4 for individuals; $10 for families.

    14. Big Creek Park Pool, Canton

    • What to know: Opened May 25. Closes Aug. 11. Features two water slides, water play features, zero-depth entry, diving board, a playground and full concession stand.
    • Hours: Noon-7 p.m., seven days a week
    • Contact: Canton Park District, 250 South Avenue D, Canton, 309-647-1345
    • Online:cantonpark.org/pool-facility/
    • Admission: $5 for ages 3-17 and seniors 65 and older; $6 adults; free for 2 and younger. $2 for non-swimming guardians. Season passes: $100 youth, $120 adult, $155 single parent (one adult and one youth), $215 family of four with $65 for additional members.

    15. Henry Municipal Public Pool

    • What to know: Renovated in 2021 and located on the riverfront. Open Memorial Day weekend through start of school in August.
    • Hours: Noon-7 p.m. seven days a week.
    • Contact: 600 Front Street, Henry; 309-364-3339.
    • Online: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100069092930165
    • Admission: $2.50/ages 14 and older, $2/ages 13 and under.
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