The pool at Chicago's McKinley Park awaits swimmers for adult, family and open swimming sessions.

McKinley Park Swimming Pool Opens Today

Published July 5, 2022

The swimming pool at Chicago's McKinley Park is now open alongside a select set of Chicago Park District pools opening late in the season and plagued by staffing issues.

 
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The Chicago Park District's pool program will run Tuesday, July 5, 2022, through Sunday, August 21, 2022, and offer operating hours between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., depending on pool schedule.

 
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At McKinley Park, the pool will be open five days a week, Tuesdays through Saturdays, and support both day camp programming and swimming for adults, kids and families. The complete McKinley Park swimming pool calendar lists all days and times for public swimming sessions, including:

  • Family swimming sessions from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
    At these sessions, an adult must accompany children in the water and into the pool, kids must be 17 years old and younger, and no more than five children can accompany each adult.
  • Open swimming sessions from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 12:45 p.m. Saturdays.
    These fun and social swimming sessions are open to all.
  • Adult swimming sessions from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays.
    These swimming sessions are for adults 18 years and older.

The kids splash pad next to the swimming pool will be open for all family and open swimming sessions. The entrance to pool swimming sessions is from the McKinley Park field house parking lot to the east of the pool and splash pad.

 
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Less Hours and Capacity

McKinley Park Supervisor Briana Soria said the team at the park worked through the holiday weekend getting the pool, personnel and schedule ready for swimmers.

Due to this year's staffing and other challenges, pool schedules are shorter than in previous years, and pool capacity will be capped at 100 participants at a time, Soria said.

Click here for a complete schedule of swimming sessions at the McKinley Park swimming pool.


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