A Deep Dive Into the Peoria Area Swimming Pools


Sam Scordo


Summers in the Peoria Area can get pretty hot. Luckily, Peoria and our surrounding region have plenty of poolside opportunities to beat the summer heat! Dip your toes or dive into these great splash pads:

Big Creek Park Pool  {Canton}  //  A refreshing oasis for residents and visitors alike. With its lap pool, kiddie splash, or waterslide, this pool creates the perfect escape from summertime heat.

Dragonland Water Park  {Pekin}  //  This is the only water park in our Greater Peoria Area and is an amazing place for the whole family to splish and splash. With a zero-depth entry area, two water slides, a sand beach play spot, extensive patio lounge opportunities, and a full concession stand, this will quickly become one of your favorite summer hangouts.

Dragonland Water Park

Five Points Washington  {Washington}  //  The Five Points Washington indoor aquatic space is an amazing option for relief from the summer sun! Between the leisure pool with play equipment and the eight-lane lap pool, this swimming spot offers aquatic fitness classes, private swimming lessons, aqua volleyball, diving boards, and even a basketball hoop! Five Points has something for everyone, so be sure to bring the whole crew.

Gwynn Family Aquatic Center  {Peoria}  //  The Gwynn Family Aquatic Center is a great spot for family fun! This Peoria staple offers a zero-depth pool with fun water equipment, a water slide, a diving well, and a wet sand play area! When it’s time for a sunshine escape, the patio area has you covered with chairs and umbrellas.

Henry Public Pool  {Henry}  //  Located on the Henry Riverfront, this charming pool makes for an easily accessible outdoor dip. This is a prime spot to cool off, get wet, and entertain the kids this season.

Limestone Township Pool  {Bartonville}  //  If you’re looking for open swim, aerobic opportunities, themed nights, or swimming lessons, the Limestone Township Pool is the perfect place. This splash pad offers a diving board, waterslide, and snack bar to keep the whole family entertained for hours.

Metamora Swimming Pool  {Metamora}  //  This summertime hangout has a zero-depth kiddie pool, a lap pool, a diving well, water basketball, tot time, patio furniture, two playgrounds, and a concession stand with picnic tables! Head to the Metamora Swimming Pool to stay cool all season long.

Morton Public Swimming Pool  {Morton}  //  Located at Idlewood Park, the Morton Public Swimming Pool is the perfect place to spend your summers in the sun. This pool features a zero-depth wading pool with an aquatic playground, two water slides, a lap pool and a diving well with two diving boards. Talk about limitless outdoor summer fun!

Morton Pool

The Pool Park  {Toluca}  //  Dive into aquatic adventures at the Toluca Swimming Pool in scenic Toluca, IL. Experience a range of activities, including aquatics programs, swim lessons, and free swim.

Proctor Recreation Center  {Peoria}  //  Head over to Proctor Recreation Center and enjoy an outdoor soak in either the splash pad, swimming area, or wading pool! Bring the whole crew—this facility also offers two gyms, an auditorium with stage, a lounge area with television, a weight room, an arts + crafts space, a game room, an outdoor basketball court, a playground, and a play field area. The Proctor Recreation Center is an all-in-one spot for summer fun.

Roanoke Park Swimming Pool  {Roanoke}  //  This Woodford County gem is an amazing escape from the summer heat. It hosts a zero-entry splash pool complete with refreshing water features, a slide, several diving boards, a pool that’s great for swimming laps, and a concession stand. These amenities make Roanoke Park Swimming Pool a perfect spot for a fun summer day!

Shore Acres Pool  {Chillicothe}  //  Check out this summer staple in Chillicothe! The facility features a large pool with two water slides, a diving well, a zero-depth entry pool with play equipment, and a full-service concession stand. Shore Acres Pool is a one-stop spot to beat the heat this summer.

South Pointe Park City Pool  {El Paso}  //  This intown swimming pool is a great option for cooling off in the summer. If you’re looking for a pocket-friendly pool to frequent over the next few months, South Pointe Park is the one for you.

Tremont Community Pool  {Tremont}  //  This Tremont splash pad offers a zero-depth wading pool, water slide, diving board, water basketball, and lap pool. It’s an absolute community gem that hosts swim meets, provides swimming lessons, has regularly scheduled tot time, provides aqua fitness, and is available for private parties. Keep yourself cooled off and check out the Tremont Community Pool.

Washington Park Pool  {Washington}  //  Whether you are looking to relax in the sun or cool off in the water, the Washington Park Pool is a perfect summer hangout. This park features three pools including a zero-depth interactive play area, a competition pool with several lanes and two diving boards, and a wading pool with a slide. With a playground, plenty of lounge chairs and shade umbrellas, the Washington Park Pool is a favorite summer hangout.

shore acres park

Sam Scordo
Discover Peoria, IL