Big Surf Wave Pool


Big Surf
411 S Maple St.
60056 Mount Prospect , IL
United States
42° 3' 28.2744" N, 87° 55' 57.0504" W
Illinois US

Come be our guest, ride the waves and bask in the sun!


Hours of Operation


M-F Noon - 7:30 pm

Sat/Sun/Holidays 11 am - 7:30 pm

Please note Big Surf closes at 5:30 pm on Thursday, July 6 for a special event.







Daily Fees

Adults (19+ years)   -      $7 Resident/$9 Non-Resident
Youth (3-18 years)  -       $6 Resident/$8 Non-Resident
Raft Rental - $5


Big Splash (6/9-8/4)

Fridays 9-10:30 am
Special swim time for Moms, Dads and children 10 and under. Waves are turned on for the last 10 minutes.  
Requires separate admission - pool passes may not be used.

3-10 years & Adults        $3 Resident/$4 Non-Resident   (2 and under are Free)


Magic Mondays (6/5-7/31) - Big Surf is open from 10:30 am - Noon for Summer Pool Pass holders.


Picture yourself ocean side complete with breaking surf and rolling waves. Now picture yourself right here in Mount Prospect at Big Surf Wave Pool offering all the ambiance of the beach – without the sand.

Big Surf with its gleaming deck chairs and bright blue umbrellas is a perfect destination for a summer outing. Swimmers can ride the 3-foot cresting waves, or if calm waters are more your style wait just ten minutes when the huge turbine blowers take a break and the zero-depth pool settles into a relaxing cool, blue harbor.

Hungry swimmers can take a break and grab a bite to eat at our Big Surf Cafe, serving hot dogs, pizza by-the-slice, ice cream and other confections.

Safety Notice
For Open & Family Swim: Children under 10 yrs must be accompanied by an adult (17 yrs or older). Non-swimmers under 10 yrs must have an adult in the water with them at all times.

Top Lifeguards Receive Top Training
In addition to our general Red Cross Lifeguard Certification requirement, members of our Big Surf, Meadows and RecPlex Pools Staff receive even more rigorous water training and testing conducted by Metro Risk Management Agency. MRMA conducts an intensive program at our sites with follow-up surprise audits to check on staff performances throughout the season. And they've given our staff a thumbs-up all the way!

Big Surf Facility Evaluation - November 2014

Facility Amenities: 
Locker Rooms
Outdoor Pool
Birthday Parties
Diving Board