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updated: 5/21/2012 6:00 AM

Behind the scenes at Barefoot Bay:

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Free tours, kids' activities and a chance to meet the mascot "Leroy the Lobster" are offered by the Mundelein Park & Recreation District at Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center on Friday, May 25. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at the aquatic center, 1461 N. Midlothian Road, between Route 176 and Winchester Road, Mundelein. Tours of the nautical-themed water park will include answers to fun facts such as how much water is in the diving tank. Activities include face painting, chalk drawing, contests and more. Barefoot Bay opens for the season on May 26 is closed May 29 to June 1 and reopens June 2. Visit, call (847) 388-5470 or email

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