Dolphin Cove Family Aquatic Center

Address
300 N Kennedy Dr
Carpentersville, IL 60110

Phone & Email
847-836-7946
meschenbach@dtpd.org

Hours
Closed for the season.

 

 

Enjoy our slides, Sandcastle Beach, or relax in our lounge chairs. We have shaded areas so you can take a break from the summer heat. Interactive water play Discovery Fountain will bring loads of water fun to our Sandcastle Beach area. Children can choose from the bubblers, the flushing funnel, flow gates, and the paddlewheel to enhance their day in the sand, which is from the Lake Michigan Dunes. There's a place for everyone with umbrellas, lawn chairs, picnic tables, and a sun hill. So, come out to Dolphin Cove – it's like taking a vacation without leaving home!

FAQs

Amenities at Dolphin Cove

  • Depth ranges from zero depth to 4 feet
  • Geysers & slides
  • Rip Tide (body slide)
  • Typhoon (tube slide)
  • Beach area with jungle gym & interactive water play
  • Sandbar Cafe
  • Large shaded eating area
  • ADA accessible
  • Umbrellas
  • Lounge chairs
  • Picnic tables
  • A grassy sun hill and large patio deck with chairs for relaxing
  • Gift shop

Daily Admission

  • 2 years and younger: Free
  • 3-9 years: $9 Residents/$12 Nonresidents
  • 10-61 years: $10 Residents/$13 Nonresidents
  • 62 years and older: $9 Residents/$12 Nonresidents

Lower Evening Rates

  • Monday-Friday - After 6:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday - After 4:00 pm
  • All ages: $5 Residents/$7 Nonresidents

Pool Passes

Open Swim Hours*

  • Monday-Friday: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday/Sunday: 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Fourth of July 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Labor Day 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

* All pool hours are tentative and subject to change. Any adjustments will be announced on our Facebook page and website. Pool pass holders receive priority entrance 30-minutes before daily admission patrons.

Closing Procedures

Dolphin Cove Family Aquatic Center may be closed for public swimming if the air temperature is 65 degrees or below or at the manager's discretion based on inclement weather, low attendance, or unusual circumstances.

Rainout Line

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Rainout Line

All pool hours are tentative and subject to change. Any adjustments will be announced on our Facebook page and website. Pool pass holders receive priority entrance 30-minutes before daily admission patrons.

Inclement Weather Policy

Weekdays

  • If the pool is closed for 60+ minutes due to inclement weather, guests will be awarded a free all-day pass to return another day.
    • Guests must have a receipt or pool pass proving they were at the pool before 5:00 pm for a free all-day pass.
  • After 5:00 pm, if the pool is closed for 60+ minutes due to inclement weather, guests will be awarded a free half-day pass to return another day.
    • Guests must have a receipt or pool pass proving that they were at the pool at 5:00 pm or later to receive a half-day pass.
    • This free half-day pass will only be able to be redeemed at 5:00 pm or later on a different day.

Weekends

  • If the pool is closed for 60+ minutes due to inclement weather, guests will be awarded a free all-day pass to return another day.
    • Guests must have a receipt or pool pass proving they were at the pool before 4:00 pm for a free all-day pass.
  • After 4:00 pm, if the pool is closed for 60+ minutes due to inclement weather, guests will be awarded a free half-day pass to return another day.
    • Guests must have a receipt or pool pass proving that they were at the pool at 5:00 pm or later to receive a half-day pass.
    • This free half-day pass will only be able to be redeemed at 5:00 pm or later on a different day.

Important Notices

  • Inflatable swimming devices and flotation jackets may be used within the arm's reach of a chaperone. All flotation rings must have a bottom. Water wings are not allowed.
  • Lifeguards are responsible for enforcing safety rules and responding to emergencies. Parents or guardians should supervise their children.
  • Children 9 and under must be accompanied by a person aged 16 or older.
  • Children must be ten (10) or older to enter the facility alone. 
  • Aqua diapers (not Huggies® Little Swimmers®, or Pampers® Splashers) are required for any child that is not toilet trained. Aqua diapers can be purchased at Dolphin Cove or the registration desk of the Rakow Center.
  • Lined swimsuits are required to swim. Thongs, cut-offs, or gym shorts are not permitted.
  • Smoking, vaping, drugs, or alcohol are prohibited in the facility and grounds.
  • Balls of any kind are not permitted.
  • Masks, snorkels, and fins are allowed with the manager's permission.
  • No outside vendor food is permitted.

Lifejacket Use Rules

  •  “Use lifejackets at your own risk." A lifejacket will not keep a patron from drowning and does not substitute for appropriate swimming skills and/or adult supervision of children. Adult patrons and parents/guardians of minor patrons are solely responsible for determining that the lifejacket is the proper size and fit and is properly adjusted and worn.
  • All children using a lifejacket must be supervised by an adult in the pool within arms reach at all times. A lifejacket is not a babysitter.
  • Lifeguards and other aquatic staff are not responsible for assessing patron swimming skills or ensuring that patrons properly wear lifejackets.
  • Dundee Township Park District will make a reasonable attempt to provide lifejackets upon request for children three years of age and older and at least 40 pounds through adult sizes.
  • Lifejacket straps must be secured, and the lifejacket must fit snugly. To check for a good fit, gently attempt to pick up the wearer by the shoulders of the lifejacket. If the lifejacket fits right, the wearer's chin and ears will not slip through. Whenever a lifejacket is removed during your visit, it should be refit before it is used again, even by the same person.
  • Individuals wearing lifejackets are not permitted on the slides or diving boards.
  • Do not alter the lifejackets.
  • Do not put heavy objects, sit, stand, or kneel on the lifejackets.
  • Return lifejackets to the tube coral and hand the lifejacket to the lifeguard or staff member on duty.
  • Only Coast Guard approved lifejackets (II and III) are allowed at our facilities. All other lifejackets and personal flotation devices are not permitted.

Pool Rentals

Come party with us! You have all the fun, and we do the work for you! Reserve your date today by stopping by the Rakow Center, calling (847) 428-7131 x6200, or emailing poolrentals@dtpd.org.

Dolphin Cove Reservation Form

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Lifeguard Staff

The District's Lifeguard Staff starts another season under the top national waterpark safety program, StarGuard ELITE (SGE). The guard staff must complete and pass a training program, including lifeguard rescue skills, emergency procedures, and professional CPR. The guards must attend in-service training sessions and participate in unannounced lifeguard audits. Throughout the season, auditors from StarGuard ELITE (SGE) conduct unannounced visits to audit staff performance.

Rules

To ensure your fun and safety:

  • Admission to the pool shall be refused to all persons having any contagious disease; any infectious conditions such as colds, fever, ringworm, foot infections, skin lesions, carbuncles, boils, diarrhea, vomiting, inflamed eyes, ear discharges; or any other condition that has the appearance of being infectious. Persons with excessive sunburn, abrasions that have not healed, corn plasters, bunion pads, adhesive tape, rubber bandages or other bandages of any kind also shall be refused admittance. A person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior shat not be permitted in the pool area.
  • Lined swimsuits are required in order to swim. Thongs, cut offs or gym shorts are not permitted.
  • Valid pool pass or pay daily fee to enter the facility. Children two (2) or younger get in free.
  • Must be ten (10) or older to enter the facility alone. Adults sixteen (16) or older must accompany children nine (9) and younger. 
  • The pool water is not suitable for drinking. Avoid swallowing pool water.
  • Littering is prohibited. In addition, no food, drink, gum or tobacco is allowed in other than specially designated and controlled sections of the pool area. Glass containers are prohibited.
  • Coolers will be checked.
  • All persons are encouraged to take a shower before entering the pool area.
  • Personal conduct within the pool facility must be such that the safety of self and others is not jeopardized. No running or boisterousness or rough play, except supervised water sports, is permitted.
  • Any guest abusing the equipment or disturbing other guests will lose their swimming privileges.
  • Only clean footwear, baby strollers or wheelchairs are allowed in the pool area or bathhouse.
  • Spitting, spouting of water, blowing the nose or otherwise introducing contaminants into the pool is not permitted.
  • Glass, soap or other material that might create hazardous conditions or interfere with efficient operation of the swimming pool shall not be permitted in the swimming pool or on the pool deck.
  • Smoking, vaping, drugs or alcohol is not allowed in the facility and grounds. 
  • All apparel worn in the pool shall be clean.
  • All children who are not toilet-trained shall wear tight fitting rubber or plastic pants.
  • Huggies little swimmers are not permitted as a standalone aqua diaper.
  • Diving in water less than 5 feet deep is not permitted except when allowed for competitive swimming and training.
  • Caution shall be exercised in the use of diving facilities.
  • Swimming is prohibited at outdoor swimming pools when lightning is present, including a 15-minute period after the last lightning is observed.
  • If present, lifeguards are responsible for enforcing safety rules and responding to emergencies. Parents or guardians should supervise their children.
  • Any child using an approved flotation device needs to be within arm's reach of an adult. 
  • No one should swim alone.
  • Swimming is not permitted when the lifeguard(s) is not on duty.
  • Refunds will not be issued.