Summer Pool Bag Checklist

Plan a perfect day at the pool with our free printable pool bag checklist

Plan a Perfect Day of Family Fun at Splash Island!
Oak Brook Park District’s state-of-the-art aquatic facilities make summer fun a breeze for the whole family! Whether you’re a seasoned member, or planning your family’s first adventure, here’s how to make the most out of your trip to the Oak Brook Park District.

Yes! You can pack a picnic. There are designated locations at Splash Island and the Indoor Family Aquatic Center where you and your family can enjoy lunch, dinner, or snacks. If you don’t want to haul a cooler, there are some incredible restaurants, like La Barra, that will deliver to the Family Recreation Center front desk, 1450 Forest Gate Road. Please make sure you give them your first and last name and you are waiting at the desk to pick up your delivery. If you’re looking for a small snack or a frozen treat, we also have cash vending machines available. Please remember that glass containers and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited at the aquatic facilities.

Take advantage of our new Inclusive Family Locker Room. With multiple kids in tow, the new Inclusive Family Locker Room makes a visit to the pool easier for your whole family. No more divide and conquer, this co-ed space allows parents to get kids ready as a team! Located down the center of the locker complex, the facility includes public lockers and ten private changing areas. One of the changing areas features an ADA accessible toilet, shower, and adult changing table to better accommodate families that have older children with special needs or patrons with limited mobility that require home health aides. Two of the new changing areas are also equipped with infant changing tables. There is a convenient “rinse off shower” located on the pool deck just outside the entrance of the Inclusive Family Locker Room. The cluster of showers allows families to quickly rinse off multiple kids in their swimsuits so they can easily towel off and change in a dry room.

It’s easy (and free) to keep your belongings safe. You are encouraged to bring a lock and secure your belongings in a locker at no charge. If you forget a lock, no worries, we have them available for purchase at the front desk. Please remember to remove your lock and all your belongings at the end of your visit. Locks left on unauthorized lockers will be removed at the end of the day. Oak Brook Park District Members do have access to long-term locker rentals if they choose.

Experience age appropriate swim spots. Splash Island and the Family Aquatic Center provide fun and unique experiences for different age groups. Splash Island features a fenced section of spray features for tots and the zero-depth entry also has several fun spray play creatures. This allows younger children to enjoy safe, age-appropriate water play, while older kids can explore more advanced features like slides and spray cannons. Best of all, the proximity of the features allow parents to maintain a line of visibility for all the kids at all times.

Don’t sweat soggy towels. Don’t forget your beach towels. However, if you find you find yourself surrounded by a pile of saturated towels, you can borrow a fresh one from the pool desk. Towel returns are available outside the locker rooms as you exit.

Stay all day! If you’re paying the daily admission fee, make sure you get a wristband upon entry. This will allow you to enter and exit the facility as you wish. Splash Island is adjacent to an incredible playground and the Sandlot-Oak Brook Park District’s new $1 million Universal Playground is just a short walk away. If your family wants a break from the water, or a dryland picnic, you can re-enter the aquatic facilities with your wristband at no additional charge.

Don’t worry about the rain. If you find the weather doesn’t want to cooperate with your scheduled visit, no worries! Admission grants you access to our indoor AND outdoor aquatic facilities. There’s no rain delay, just come inside and play! Enjoy our indoor 2-story flume slide, vortex pool, zero-depth entry, splash play features, and more!

Be prepared. Download our free printable pool bag checklist and make sure your pool bag is equipped so you can relax and fully enjoy your trip to the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center!


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