Waukegan Park District Opening SplashZone for the Season

May 21
Tuesday, May 21st 2024

Waukegan, Illinois (May 21, 2024) – The Waukegan Park District will be opening the SplashZone for the season on Saturday, May 25, 2024. Located at 416 S. Lewis Avenue in Corrine J. Rose Park, the state-of-the-art water park will be open on weekdays from 12pm to 7pm and weekends from 11am to 7pm.

Daily passes are sold at the SplashZone at the following rates:

  • Child Daily Pass (17 years and younger): $4 (Resident)/$7 (Nonresident)
  • Adult Daily Pass (18 years and older): $10 (Resident)/$12 (Nonresident)*

Season passes are available for children, adults, and families. Season passholders will be able to enjoy unlimited entry to the SplashZone. Season passes are sold at the following rates:

  • Child Season Pass (17 years and younger): $25 (Resident)/$35 (Nonresident)
  • Adult Season Pass (18 years and older): $30 (Resident)/$40 (Nonresident)*
  • Family Season Pass: $65 (Resident)/$75 (Nonresident)

*Adults accompanying a child with a daily pass or a season pass will be granted free admission to the SplashZone.

To qualify for the resident fee, individuals must show proof of residency within the boundaries of the Waukegan Park District. Proof of residency can be confirmed with a government-issued identification card (i.e., state identification or driver’s license), foreign government identification card issued in the United States (i.e., consular identification cards), or a current bill (within the last ninety days), including utility, credit card, phone, and mortgage bills. Residency for children can be verified with an identification card from Waukegan Public Schools or a parent/guardian’s proof of residency.

Season passes must be purchased at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center, located at 800 N. Baldwin Avenue in Hinkston Park. More information, including hours of operation, admission, and rental options, is available at waukeganparks.org/splashzone.

About the Waukegan Park District

Established on December 26, 1916, the Waukegan Park District (WPD) has 53 properties and more than 742 acres of land, including the 18-hole Bonnie Brook and 9-hole Greenshire Golf Courses. Properties are managed to the highest environmental and conservation standards. Facilities operated by the WPD include the Field House Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center, Waukegan’s Greg Petry SportsPark, Waukegan Skate Park, BMX Track, SplashZone, Percussion Playground, recreational centers, disc golf course, dog exercise area and agility course, outdoor sports fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, splash pads, and sports courts including basketball, tennis and pickleball. A full range of programs and services are offered year-round for all ages, from infants to seniors, as well as special need populations. Healthy lifestyles, wellness initiatives, and a connection with the outdoors and nature are integrated throughout programs, services, and special events. Arts and cultural activities are provided by the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus, and the Waukegan History Museum. We offer something for everyone!

A member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD), Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA), and the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA), the WPD employs 73 full-time and 219 part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees and is recognized by the IPRA as an Exceptional Workplace.

Nationally accredited by the NRPA Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and State accredited through the IAPD Distinguished Agency Accreditation, the WPD has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Triple Crown Award for receiving the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award, and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The WPD was awarded the NRPA National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management in 2013, and was named a Gold Medal Finalist in 2012, 2013, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Media Contact
Josue Pasillas, MPA
Communications Supervisor
Waukegan Park District
(847) 360-4789