Howard E. Ganster Pool

Ganster Pool’s infrastructure was found to be in worse condition than expected at the close of last summer’s season. The age of pool requires a significant additional financial commitment that cannot be justified for the operation of one pool season. Given the projected costs associated with opening the pool in 2018 and the planned replacement and construction of a new pool to open in 2019, the Board of Commissioners decided to save on costs and ensure that the new pool will open on time in 2019 by not opening Ganster pool for the 2018 season. This opportunity will provide extra time to start the new pool project early and ensure its timely completion. Summer camps will use the Gurnee and Zion Park District outdoor pools during the construction process and also the indoor pools at the Field House Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center. The new Belvidere Park pool will have a leisure pool with water slides and a plunge area, a splash area and a deep pool for diving. The existing bathhouse will be renovated and there will be a concession building, rental cabanas and shade structures.


416 South Lewis Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085