Nelson Sports Complex Pool

We are pleased to inform you that we are planning to open the Nelson Sports Complex pool this summer. Staff is busy developing operating plans for the pool that will ensure our compliance with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Swimming Facility Guidelines for Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Program. We are working closely with the Cook County Health Department and our Risk Management Association on interpreting the IDPH guidelines to provide a healthy, safe, and fun environment for the public and staff this summer. As of this date and based on the current guidelines, we are planning the following:

  • The pool will operate at a lowered attendance capacity to comply with State-mandated gathering limitations.
  • No annual pool passes to be sold due to capacity restrictions.
  • Pool access will be managed fairly using an online, timed-ticket reservation system. Multiple two-and-a-half-hour public swim sessions will be sold each day. Please click here to set up your account and reserve pool sessions. All reservations are per person and must be made online prior to entrance.
    • Pool sessions will be available on a rolling 2-week period, starting May 10. Each day, starting May 29th, a new day of swim sessions will become available for reservation.
    • Multiple pool sessions can be purchased each day, however all guests must exit the facility for 30 minutes between session times for sanitation requirements.
    • Children under 2 years old are free and do not need to purchase a reservation.
  • Enhanced sanitation protocols will be in place and the facility will be cleaned and sanitized after each pool session.
    • As a result, deck chairs will not be available. Please bring your own.
  • Swimming lessons will be held in 2021, for more information regarding program details and registration, click here.

As has been the case throughout the pandemic, as the situation evolves in our region, we may have to quickly change our operating plans. As always, your patience and understanding is appreciated. We will provide updates as our operating and pool access plans firm up.

Pool Session Hours

MONDAY-THURSDAY (June 7-August 20)

POOL SESSION

FEE PER PERSON (R/NR)

12PM-2:30PM
$7/$10
3PM-5:30PM
$7/$10
6PM-7:30PM
$4/$7
FRIDAY (June11-August 19)

POOL SESSION

FEE PER PERSON (R/NR)

12PM-2:30PM
$9/$12
3PM-5:30PM
$9/$12
6PM-7:30PM
$4/$7
SATURDAY-SUNDAY (June 5-August 22)

POOL SESSION FEE PER PERSON (R/NR)
11AM-1:30PM
$9/$12
2PM-4:30PM
$9/$12
5PM-7:30PM
$9/$12
HOLIDAYS

MAY 31, JULY 4 & SEPTEMBER 4-6

POOL SESSION
FEE (R/NR)
11AM-1:30PM
$9/$12
2PM-4:30PM
$9/$12

Splash Pad Only

NO PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED | FREE

OPEN HOURS

DAYS

9AM-11:30AM
MON.-FRI.
9AM-10:30AM
SAT./SUN./HOLIDAYS

Private Rentals

2-Hour Time Period (Contact Karen to reserve: rentals@rmparks.org)
DAY FEE (R/NR)
Sunday-Thursday $289/$339
Friday-Saturday $349/$424