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Patch Passport: Kid-Friendly Fun - Palatine Pools

The Palatine Park District has four pools to cool off in.

The Palatine Park District has four pools to cool off in.

Pool passes now cost $111 for an individual and $162 for a family pass. For non-residents the costs are $167 and $243 respectively.

The Daily fee for children 4 to 17 years old is $3 for residents and $5 for nonresidents. For adults 18 years old and older the cost is $5 for residents and $8 for nonresidents

The Family Aquatic Center is one of the Palatine Park District's more modern pools. It features an extensive kiddie area and water slides. The park district offers a variety of swim lessons for different ages and different levels of swimmers.

Willow Pool is the oldest and smallest pool in the Palatine Park District. If you're looking for a more laid back, less hectic, less crowded atmosphere this might be the place for you and your family. This is the last year Willow will be open, the park district plans to close and demolish the pool after this year. Willow has been open for more than 40 years.

Birchwood Recreation Center's pool offers water slides, diving boards and other amenities. The center's outdoor facilities include baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, and a picnic area. Inside a variety of classes are offered. Swim lesson also are offered at Birchwood.

Eagle Park, like Willow, is one of the Park District's old pools. Eagle does include diving boards. Eagle Park will be rebuilt after this summer and modernized by the park district.

Jay F. June 28, 2011 at 03:26 PM
What about an adult friendly pool? The "laid back, less hectic" pool at Willow Wood is being closed...so if you want to relax, better look somewhere other than Palatine.

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