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Big Surf Pool Hours

June 1 – August 11

Please note Big Surf will close at 5:30 on Thursday, July 11 for a Swim Team Practice

Monday – Friday
Noon – 7:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 7:30 pm

Magic Mondays (June 3 – August 5)
10:30 am – Noon
Early hours exclusively for pool pass holders. Enjoy the waves without the crowds.

Big Splash Fridays (June 7 – August 9)
9 – 10:45 am
Ages 10 and under with parent. Waves turned on for the last 10 minutes.
Additional fee for Non-Pass holders $3 (resident) and $4 (non-resident)

Pool Passes & Daily Admissions

Individual Summer Pool Pass

$120 Residents/$130 Non-Residents

Family Summer Pool Pass

$235 Residents/$255 Non-Residents

Daily Fees

Adults (19+ years) $7 Residents/$9 Non-Residents

Youth (3-18 years) $6 Residents/$8 Non-Residents

Raft Rental $5


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. Swimmers can ride the 3-foot cresting waves or, if calm waters are more your style, wait 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.


  • Locker Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool Wave Pool (one of only 4 in the state of Illinois)
  • Concessions
  • Birthday Parties
  • Diving Board

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. 


Safety Features:

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.