The Heritage Park Family Aquatic Center is an expansive, outdoor water park. Centered around faux rocks and waterfalls, the tropical-themed play land has something for everyone to enjoy.

Wheeling Park District ResidentGeneral Public
Individual (3-61)$100$130
Seniors (62+)$80$100
2+ Individuals (per person)$90$120

Family Aquatic Center FAQ

No outside food or drink is permitted at the Family Aquatic Center. There is a concession stand or you may reenter the same date of purchase to eat food off premise.

Coolers are not allowed at the Family Aquatic Center.

The Wheeling Park District Family Aquatic Center is always supervised by lifeguards during scheduled hours.  All lifeguards are licensed through the International Lifeguard Training Program by Jeff Ellis and Associates.

Yes, the Family Aquatic Center is a pay to enter facility. The pool offers a variety of non-aquatic amenities such as areas for sun tanning, grass areas, sand volleyball, and sand play areas. Even those not swimming must pay the admission.

Guests must be 48in to ride the waterslides.

Parents/guardians must be responsible for supervising their children. If your children are in the water, then you are in the water. Lifeguards are on duty to only enforce rules and respond in emergency situations. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by a chaperone 16 years or older.

  • Swimming accessories such as beach balls, diving rings, and other such items will be allowed in designated areas at the discretion of the manager. Examples of toys that are not allowed include noodles, rafts, tennis balls, Frisbees, water canons/guns, or any other hard toys.
  • S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices (PFDs) are allowed. Water wings and other non-Coast Guard approved PFDs are prohibited. Children wearing PFDs must remain within arm’s length of their guardian.
  • Lifejackets are available in the Lifeguard Office to sign out.
  • The Family Aquatic Center will close for cold weather, thunder, lightning, severe weather, or the imminent threat of severe weather.
  • If thunder is heard or lightening is spotted, the pools must close for at least a half hour.  Pools will remain closed until 30 minutes have passed without thunder being heard or lightening being spotted.
  • If the air temperature is below 68othe pools may close.  This depends on other factors including time of day, current pool attendance, perceived temperature, and amount of sunlight.
  • Low attendance – Fewer than 25 patrons over a 30-minute timeframe
  • Safety Hazards – Any other condition that creates an unsafe swimming environment

In any of these situations refunds are not given for weather regardless of the amount of time in the facility before closing. Please call the weather hotlines below or see our facility status page here:

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Download the Rainout Line app to your smart phone for the latest status updates and even get alerts.

By Phone: 847-241-4001

Daily Admission Fees

Wheeling Park District ResidentGeneral Public
Individual (3-61)$12$15
Seniors (62+)$10$13
Children ( 2 & under)FreeFree

Twilight Hour Fees

(Monday – Friday 4:00 pm – close)

Wheeling Park District ResidentGeneral Public
Individual 3+ years$9$9

10 Punch Pass Fee

Wheeling Park District ResidentGeneral Public
10 Punch Pass$110$140

105 Community Boulevard
Wheeling, IL 60090

Hours of Operation

Regular Season:  June 1 – August 11
Days: Every Day
Hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Post-Season: August 17, 18, 24, 25, & 31, and September 1
Days: Saturdays and Sundays
Hours: Opens at 10:00 am

Holiday and Special Hours
Independence Day, July 4 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sister Hazel Concert, July 13 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
National Night Out, August 6 | Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Free Admission)
Labor Day, September 2 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Check Back for Special Theme Days offered throughout the Summer!

Facility Features

  • Water playground with large tipping bucket
  • Tube and body slides
  • Two drop slides
  • Zero-depth main pool
  • Splash pool with water basketball and monkey bar activity pad
  • Toddler slide
  • Sand play area
  • Sand volleyball
  • Picnic area
  • Diving board
  • Lap lanes
  • Snack bar
  • Locker rooms
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