Big Surf Hours

June 1 – August 4

Big Surf Pool Hours

Big Surf Pool










Friday, July 26 Pool closure at 4:00 PM



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.

Pool Party Rentals

Camp Field Trips

Open to camps visits Tuesday-Friday, 1:00-4:00 PM (June 4-August 2)
Camp Reservation Fees $7 per camper / Supervising staff free

Contact Pete at with inquiries or questions.


  • Locker Rooms
  • Outdoor Wave Pool
  • Diving Board


Individual Summer Pool Pass: R $75 NR $85

Daily Fees: R $10 NR $12

Individual Summer Pool Passes can be purchased in-person at a facility, online via Webstore or by phone 847-640-1000

Pool Rules

To guarantee a fun and safe visit, please read and follow all posted rules:

  • Waves are on a 10 minute cycle. Warning bell rings when waves begin.
  • In a rescue situation, waves stop immediately.
  • Rafts are available to rent at the raft stand for a fee.
  • Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult (age 17 or older).
  • Non-swimmers under age 10 must have an adult in the water with them at all times.
  • Proper swim attire is required at all times while in the pool.
  • Non-U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation devices are prohibited.
  • Toys are not allowed in the pool due to the wave mechanics.
  • No Running on the pool deck or shallow end of the pool.
  • All non-swimmers must stay behind the red safety line.
  • All swimmers must stay behind lifeguard chairs #2 and #3 in the deep end.
  • Ladders are for exiting the pool only.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed on the pool deck. Use the tables in the gated area next to the raft room.
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed. Intoxicated people will not be allowed in the pool area.
  • No smoking.
  • Follow the instructions of the staff on duty at all times.
  • Mt. Prospect Park District is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.


Safety Features:

  • Parents or guardians are responsible for supervising their children. Lifeguards are on duty to enforce rules and respond in case of emergency.
  • 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.

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