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Swimming Pools

Now Open for the Season

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Now Accepting Applications for Lifeguards

Summer Pool Passes

Purchase Pool Passes Online

Pool passes are now available for purchase online and at any Northbrook Park District registration office.

New & Returning Members
Please note that new members must visit a Northbrook Park District registration office to have their photo taken and membership card printed. For returning members, existing passes will be activated for the season once membership has been renewed. Replacement passes are $5 each.

2022 Pool Passes & Fees

Season PassResidentNon-Resident
Individual (Age 2-64)$155$195
Senior (Age 65+)$115$145
Senior couple (Both Age 65+)$165$209
Household* of 2$209$265
Each Additional
Nanny Pass (One per Household, purchased with any family pass)$109$109

Family Splash CardResidentNon-Resident
10 Visits - 2022 Season$79$99

Daily FeeResidentNon-Resident
Youth (Age 2-17)$9$11
Adult (Age 18-64)$10$12
Senior (Age 65+)$8$10
Children's Play Area (8am-10am at MAC)$4$5

*A Household is up to two adults and dependent children under 26 years of age who reside at the same address. All individuals at the same address will be eligible to be part of a household membership. Proof of residency may be required.

Current Facility Status

Postseason Pool Schedule

Meadowhill Aquatic Center
August 15, 2022 – September 4, 2022

View Labor Day Holiday Hours


Lap Swim

Children’s Play Area only

Open Swim


Lap Swim

Children’s Play Area Only

Open Swim


Lap Swim

Children’s Play Area only

Open Swim


Lap Swim: Designated times are available in the morning, Monday-Saturday, for lap swimming and water walking. Swimmers must be 11 years and older to swim during the designated lap swimming and water walking time. Circle swimming is required when there are three or more swimmers in a lane. Up to six lanes will be available for lap swim during the designated time. Water walking will be held in either end of the lap pool. Lap lanes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Water walking will be available either in the lap lane or a designated adult area during open swim. Lifeguards on duty have the authority to enforce rules and move swimmers into appropriate lanes based on the needs of the swimmers involved.

Children’s Play Area only: Parents and children 10 years and younger can enjoy the zero-depth area at this time. Only the children’s play area will be accessible during this time. Access is included with a season pass or for a reduced daily fee of $4 for residents and $5 for non-residents. Children under the age of 2 are free.

Open Swim: All pool areas are available, including the main pool, children’s play area, slides, the diving well, lap lanes, and adult-only area.

Pool Safety/Lifeguard Training

Our pool staff takes your family’s safety seriously, but they cannot do it alone. We remind parents and guardians that children should not be left unattended at the pool. Young children and non-swimmers should be supervised directly—within touching distance—by a responsible adult.

Safety is the number one priority of the Northbrook Park District. All Managers, Lifeguards and Swim Lesson Instructors must be certified by StarGuard or StarFish Swimming before being allowed to guard or teach. Both certifications are through Starfish Aquatics Institute, which has developed a risk management system and competency-based training program used by aquatic facilities around the world.

In addition, several staff members hold CPO (Certified Pool Operator) Licenses or AFO (Aquatic Facility Operator) Licenses. The national certification demonstrates that pool operators have completed the required education and training for proper facility and staff management and signifies our commitment to providing the highest level of service and professional excellence.

The Park District takes the following action to train pool staff and keep them vigilant:

Preseason Training

All Staff: Northbrook Park District Staff Orientation (2 hours)—Covers Risk Management, Personnel and Participant Conduct, and Customer Service

Managers: Lifeguard Skills Training Review (3 hours), Guard Training (24 hours), Facility Reviews (6 hours)

Guards: Guard Certification Training (24 hours for new guards, 20 hours for recertification), Facility Training (3 hours)

Swim Lesson Instructors: Instructor Trainer Certification (16 hours), Instructor Certification Training (8 hours)

In-Season Training

  • Lifeguard In-Services: Mandatory 4 hours per month
  • Vigilance Awareness Testing: Scan Watches and Dummy Rescues or Shadow Drops are completed 3 times per day at each facility


  • Staff completes one internal audit each month, based on StarGuard and PDRMA (Park District Risk Management Agency) standards
  • Cook County Public Health Department conducts 1-2 audits per facility each season
  • PDRMA conducts unannounced audits during the summer
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute – StarGuard will conduct 3 audits of our facilities during the summer
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute – StarFish Swimming will conduct one audit of our lessons during the summer

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