Pool on Pacific Closed for Summer 2020

June 18, 2020

Dear Residents, 

Our residents waiting for an answer for the Pool on Pacific have been very patient during the evolving Covid-19 conditions. We are disappointed to inform you that the Pool on Pacific will not open this summer. The decision follows months of concerted effort to find a way to safely open within the required State of Illinois and Illinois Department of Public Health and National CDC guidelines, and serious consideration by staff and the Park District Board of Commissioners. Our plan was to open July 6 after the state enters Phase 4, allowing up to 50 individuals (40 patrons & 10 staff) to be at the facility. That would have allowed a five-week season. While this is not ideal, the effort was still made to provide residents with a much needed summer recreation opportunity.      

Safety of residents and staff are the most important part of an aquatic facility. As of June 16, we had only thirteen lifeguards undergoing on-line and remote training. In a normal summer we have more than thirty lifeguards. We know that many had concerns about overall safety and chose not to return this summer or changed their minds during the training process. Ultimately this number of lifeguards does not provide the assurance that we can safely offer even the limited planned activity. The restrictions and guidelines also result in greatly reduced revenue and a significant loss that must be considered at a time that the Park District faces many fiscal challenges.

During the planning process we conducted a phone survey last week of 108 season pass holders from last summer. The results showed that 79% of those surveyed would be comfortable attending the pool. We appreciate the input from those residents and are certainly unhappy to then be unable to open the pool.  For those interested, the full results of the survey and more details about the Pool on Pacific closing will be available on www.fpparks.org.

On behalf of our Aquatic Staff, thank you again for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. If you have questions, feel free to contact our Director of Parks & Recreation at jmodrich@fpparks.org.

Pool on Pacific

Location: 9715 Pacific Ave
Phone: 847-928-8480
Season Dates: N/A

DATES N/A:
Monday-Friday: 12-8 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12-6 pm

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DATES N/A:
Monday-Friday: CLOSED
Saturday-Sunday: 12-6 pm

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Need to get your Resident Pass?

Come to the Community Center at 9560 Franklin Avenue with a valid driver’s license or state ID and current property tax or utility bill showing your name and address or click HERE. All children must also obtain a pass to receive In-District rates. Parents or guardians must provide a copy of each child’s birth certificate or guardian papers.

 

Pool Policies 

  • Any person entering the pool must have a valid season pass or pay a daily admission fee. Children under the age of three are admitted free and must be accompanied by an adult
  • An adult must accompany children under age eight
  • All posted health, slide, and safety rules must be followed
  • For safety purposes, jewelry is not allowed on the waterslide at any time
  • No coolers, glass containers, outside food, or smoking are permitted inside the facility
  • Upon entrance, all patrons are subject to having their bags checked
  • Swimmers must wear clean bathing suits. No cut-offs, gym shorts, or spandex shorts are permitted. Only solid white T-shirts may be worn to protect against sunburn
  • The baby pool is limited to children ages five and younger
  • Children who are not toilet trained must wear tight-fitting rubber or plastic pants and swim diapers. For health purposes, this policy is strictly enforced.
  • Lockers are available for rent
  • Food must be kept in the concession area at all times
  • Picture or camera phones are not allowed in the Pool or Locker Room areas All patrons are required to cooperate with lifeguard’s direction

NOTE: The pool will not be open when the air temperature is less than 70 degrees, when lightning or thunder is present, or when there are fewer than 10 patrons present.

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