Palatine Park District offers early bird pool pass registration through Wednesday, May 1.
Early bird registration offers park district residents a savings of $10 per pass. Season pass registration forms can be downloaded at www.palatineparks.org. Forms are also available in the lobbies of Community Center, Birchwood Recreation Center, and Falcon Park Recreation Center.
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A variety of pool pass options are available, from seniors through households of five or more people. Free senior pool times will not be offered this year; seniors will need to buy a pool pass or pay the daily fee in order to access any of the pools during the 2013 season. For complete details and rates, visit www.palatineparks.org or see page 23 of the Spring Catalog.
Palatine Park District pool passes entitle pass holders to use all three of the park district's aquatic facilities: Eagle Pool, Birchwood Pool and the Family Aquatic Center. Birchwood and Eagle Pools are open, weather permitting, from June 8- Sept. 2, and the Family Aquatic Center is open from May 25-Aug. 11. A variety of special pool options are offered at varying times including float nights, adult swim times and open kayaking. For a complete schedule of pool hours and events, visit www.palatineparks.org.
Eagle Pool was originally built in 1976, and was remodeled in 2012. The new design offers an enlarged zero depth tot pool with alligator slide and bubbles. The main pool has one three-meter diving board and two one-meter diving boards along with a mid-size slide. A newly designed ADA bathhouse, admissions breezeway, offices, redesigned concession area and new landscaping were also added with the remodel. Eagle Pool has a bather load of 428 and is located at 1425 N. Oak St., Palatine.
Birchwood Pool was renovated in 2007. This 1,000-bather aquatic facility includes an eight-lane, 50-meter competitive pool, a 25-yard lap pool, a 1,000-square-foot tot pool with zero depth entry and a shark slide, a splash pad spray pool with geysers, dumping buckets, spray hoops and a water mushroom. Birchwood also boasts a separate diving well with a drop slide, three-meter diving platform and a one-meter diving board. Birchwood Pool is located at 435 W. Illinois Ave., Palatine.
Family Aquatic Center opened in 1999. The 1,300 capacity water park includes two 180-foot slides, two tot slides, a waterfall and cavelike area, a sand play area, a six-lane lap pool, water play bubblers and sprayers, a large lawn area, three rentable picnic areas and a concession stand. Family Aquatic Center is located at 340 E. Palatine Road, Palatine.
For information about any of the pool pass options, contact the park district at (847) 991-0333 or visit www.palatineparks.org.
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