Splash Pads & Spray Parks In Lake County {2016}

Pools are great but I think that spray parks are even better.  I have a non-swimmer, so sometimes going to the pool can be a little stressful. Luckily for us, we live in Lake County where spray parks are in full blast, literally.  Zero depth pools, with water shooting up from the ground, guns to squirt people with, arches to run though, and buckets dumping water all over, make every child’s dream come true. The best part is most of them are free or cost only a few dollars, so a visit won’t break the bank.

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Whether you call them a spray park, splash pad, or sprayground, Little Lake County has you covered. We have rounded up a list of all the local areas for you to get your splash on this summer.

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Photo Source Village of Antioch Facebook Page.

Splash Pads & Spray Parks in Lake County

Antioch Aqua Center
741 Main Street., Antioch | (847) 395-7665
Hours: Monday-Saturday 12:00-7:30 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Fee: General Admission before 5:00 p.m. : $6, after 5:00 pm the rate drops to $4 for twilight swim. Children under 3 years old are FREE.
Open: Weekends starting May 28 (weather permitting) and daily starting June 5th-August 19th. Then only weekends until Labor Day.

Barrington Splash Pad *COMING SOON*
Langendorf Park., 235 Lions Dr., Barrington
Fees: FREE
Open: During the mornings and evenings of the pool season and available all day throughout the warmer spring and fall months, as weather permits.
ADA accessible
Here is how you can help fund the park being built.

Bedrosian Park
201 W. Liberty Street, Waukegan | (847) 360-4700
Hours: Daily 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fees: FREE for everyone!
Open: Open May 30th-September 5, weather permitting.

Buffalo Grove Spray & Play
951 McHenry Road., Buffalo Grove | (847) 793-0570
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Fees:Children and adults, $3. Last two hours are only $1. Children under 12 months are always FREE.
Open:Open May 30th-September 4th and it must be at least 70 degrees outside.
See our review of the Buffalo Grove Spray ‘N Play!

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Photo Source Deerfield Park District Facebook Page.

Deerfield Deerspring Sprayground
200 Deerfield Road, Deerfield | (847) 945-7610
Hours: Weekdays: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Fees: General Admission IS $8 before 3:30 p.m., $7 after 3:30 p.m. Children under age 4 are free. FREE Admission on July 4th
Open: June 4th-August 16th.

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Photo Source Wheeling Park District Facebook Page.

Family Aquatic Center
327 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling | (847) 465-POOL
The aquatic center has a pool as well as splash pool and water playground.
Hours: Weekdays: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., and  weekends 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fees: General Admission: $13, Children ages 3 – 9 $11.50, and children age two and younger are free.
Open: June 4th-Labor Day

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Grayslake Spray Park | Photo Credit : Melissa Haak

Grayslake Spray Park / Central Park 
250 Library Lane., Grayslake | (847) 223-POOL
Hours:Monday-Sunday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m (weather dependent). Closed 3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. daily for maintenance.
Fees: FREE for everyone!
Open: May 26th -September 5th
See our review about the Grayslake Spray Park!

Highland Park Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center
1195 Half Day Road, Highland Park | (847) 432-6355
Hours: Monday through Friday: 3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Fees: Monday-Friday, $7 per person (On July 4th and after August 5th Monday-Friday rates will be $9 a person); Saturday-Sunday, $9 per person.
Children under two are FREE
Open: June 11th-August 28th

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Photo Credit to Village of Highland Park Facebook page.

Hidden Creek Aqua Park 
1220 Fredrickson Place, Highland Park | (847) 831-3810
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m.,  Saturdays and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
There are shorter hours during the month of May and in the end of August. Please check website before heading out.
Fees: $8 for residents, $14 for non-residents , FREE for children three years and younger
Open:  May 28-September 5th.


Lake Barrington Countryside Park District
23860 N. Old Barrington Road, Barrington  (Located on the village hall property adjacent to the tot lot, just east of the building.) | (847) 289-4111
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset (bathrooms are available Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Fees: FREE for everyone!
Open: May 30th-September 5th.

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Paulus Park Splash Pad| Photo Credit : Melissa Haak

Paulus Park Beach & Sprayground
200 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 438-5146
Hours: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fees: Children ages 4-17,  $5 resident/$6 non-resident, Ages 18 and older, $8 resident /non-resident.  After 5:30 p.m., $2 resident/$3 non-resident
Children 3 and under are FREE.
Season passes are available for $65 for a family of 5 for Residents $125 for non-residents.
Open: May 23rd-September 7th.  Check website before heading out to check status.
See Melissa’s Playground Profile on Paulus Park !

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Mundelein Spray Park| © M. Haak | Little Lake County.com | 2016

Mundelein Spray Park
 1401 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein | (847) 566-0650
Hours:Daily 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 2:30-6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (this hour is FREE), Holidays: 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
The facility shuts down between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. daily.
Fees:  Park district residents $1, non-residents $2 (regardless of age). Free for all after 7:00 p.m.
(Last year I would ONLY take my son at 7:00 p.m. for free, no one would be there and it would be a weekly tradition of ours.)
Open: Open May 30th-September 5th., depending on weather. See our Review on the Mundelein Spray Park!

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Photo Source Round Lake Park District Facebook Page.

Round Lake Splash Pad
 860 Hart Road., Round Lake | (847) 740-9823
Hours: Open Pool Swim with splash pad access: Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Splash Pad only hours with no pool access are: Daily 10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m., with shorter hours during their pre- and post-seasons.
Fees: Pool with Splash Pad entry: Children under 3- $1, resident and non-resident, ages 4-18, $5 resident/$6 non-resident;  adults 19 and older $6 resident/$8 non-resident.
Splash Pad only:  $1 regardless of age residents, non-residents, $2 regardless of age.
Open: May 14th until September 4th.


Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor
1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee | (847) 249-1776
(There is a splash pad in Kidzopolis, plus Skull Island in Hurricane Harbor)
Hours: Vary, see website for schedule
Fees:  Daily pass,$68.99 over 48″/$48.99 under 48″plus additional fee for Hurricane Harbor. Hurricane Harbor entrance is FREE with Season Pass.
Open: Memorial Day weekend-September 5th.
Check out our Six Flags Hacks and our Guide to Six Flags

Bowen Park 
39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan | (847) 360-4700
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. -5:00p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Fees: FREE for everyone!
Open: Open May 30th-September 5th, weather permitting.
See Loralie’s review of Bowen Park!

Waukegan Sports Park
3391 W. Beach Rd., Waukegan| (847) 360-4700
Hours: Daily 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fees: FREE for everyone!
Open: Open May 30th- September 5th, weather permitting.


Where will your kids be splashing at this summer?

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Tracy dreams of someday being considered a “cool” mom and she can still remember the days when she had time to put on makeup in the morning. She is a young, single, stay-at-home mom to an awesome little boy named Jayden. She recently graduated college with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has lived in various parts of Lake County her whole life. Every day, she and her son set off in her Jeep, rocking a pair of oversized sunglasses, in search of a new and exciting adventure to go on. In her free time she enjoys photography, reading, dancing, yoga, shopping, and pinning kid’s activities on Pinterest. She truly believes that if she was given enough Starbucks that she could rule the world.

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