Rainbow Falls Waterpark in Elk Grove Village is cool way to end the summer
As summer draws to a close, so do many pools and water parks. One of the more popular ones in the Northwest suburbs is Rainbow Falls Waterpark in Elk Grove Village, which offers a large leisure pool with multiple attractions, including seven waterslides, a vortex pool, lily pad leap and a lazy river. The Pelican Plunge waterslide is within a three-story funhouse with water spray features for the whole family.
Operated by the Elk Grove Village Park District, Rainbow Falls, which was renovated in 2006, is open seasonally from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. This weekend, the pool is open 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31; Sunday, Sept. 1; and Monday, Sept. 2, and then it will close for the season.
"The park hosts thousands of patrons each season, ranging from Elk Grove Village residents to visitors from the surrounding suburbs of the Chicagoland area," said Jason Dale, aquatics manager at Elk Grove Village Park District. "We host a wide variety of special events each season."
This summer, some of those have included a Lazy River 5K, Aqua Summer Camp, Night Slides and a "Dive-In" movie.
Hungry swimmers can visit the concession stand, which serves menu items from Rocco Vino's Italian Restaurant, or bring in their own coolers with food and drinks -- glass and alcohol, however, are not permitted.
Although fun is the goal, the park district's priority is keeping everyone safe.
"The summer aquatics team has over 200 employees, with safety and guest satisfaction remaining our primary focus," Dale said. "The Elk Grove Park District lifeguard team has earned multiple awards over the past few years for excellence in aquatics safety."
Daily admission is $10 for residents ($16 nonresidents); $6 for residents 65 and older ($10 for nonresident seniors) and free for children 24 months and younger, For details, visit www.elkgroveparks.org/Rainbow_Falls or call (847) 228-2860. Rainbow Falls is at 200 Rev Morrison Blvd. in Elk Grove Village.