Thank you for a great season! The waves return June 2019!

Picture yourself oceanside 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.

Top Lifeguards Receive Top Training

All of our Lifeguards and Pool Managers are American Red Cross Lifeguard certified and carry additional certifications in First aid, CPR-AED and Waterpark Lifeguarding. To ensure our Aquatic Department is meeting and exceeding industry standards for Facility operations and lifeguarding performance The Park District participates the American Red Cross Examiner Program. The Red Cross conducts intensive preseason inspections of our facilities and Lifeguard operations. Through the Summer surprise onsite visits are made to check staff performance and skills. Our Facilities, lifeguard and Management staff always have winning scores!


  • Locker Rooms
  • Outdoor Wave Pool (one of only 4 in the state of Illinois)
  • Concessions
  • Birthday Parties Could we have a link to Birthday Party info page
  • Diving Board

Safety Features:

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.