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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

    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.
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    • 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
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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
    • 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.
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    • Admission: $2.50/ages 14 and older, $2/ages 13 and under.
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