William Grady Pool
916 W. Lincoln Ave.

Open Swim Hours
Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 12:00-6:00 pm
Friday: 12:00-8:00 pm

Special Hours of Operation
Independence Day (July 4) 12:00-4:00 pm


Important Rules to Keep In Mind

Requirements mandated by the Illinois State Health Department:

•All patrons MUST wear appropriate swimwear. No athletic wear.
•All toddlers MUST wear a swim diaper or rubber pants. Swim diapers can be purchased at the front desk. A regular diaper will not be permitted in the pool.
•Children 8 years old and under must be accompanied at all times by someone at least 14 years of age.
•All lifejackets (PFD’s) must have Coast Guard Approval. Lifejackets are available upon request with a deposit. Policy will be enforced with anyone wearing a lifejacket.
•Outside floats, rafts, and noodles will not be allowed in either pool.
•No refunds will be given for paid admission.
•Additional rules are posted online and at the William Grady Pool.

Lifeguards are on duty to enforce rules, respond to emergencies, and ensure your safety. You are responsible for knowing where your children are at all times.

Facility  Information

•Both pools are heated to an average of 82°
•25-Meter Pool with Lap Lanes
•Depth is 3ft 6in to 5ft
•Vortex Slide
•Spacious Deck with 4 Shade Structures
•Diving Well Depth is 13ft 6in
•Two 1-Meter Diving Boards
•One 3-Meter Diving Board
•Wading Pool for Children Under 48” with Large and Small Water Features
•Fun ‘n Sun Area
•Picnic Tables
•Basketball Court
•Children’s Playground
•Grassy Area


Summer Camp Groups

William Grady Pool LOVES summer camps! Come out and SHOW ME YOUR SPLASH!

Bring your summer camp out to William Grady Pool this summer and cool-off with us! We work with you to ensure that your campers have a safe and fun environment to swim in this summer. Special group rates will apply for large groups of 25 or more when trip is scheduled in advance with approval. Groups are welcome to attend daily, weekly, monthly, or seasonally. We are now scheduling groups for Summer 2017, so call
815-547-5711 x15 today to reserve your space!

Daily Punch Pass

Save $10 on daily admission by purchasing a Daily Punch Pass! This is the perfect solution for those who may only come a few times each season or if you are looking to bring a large group. Pre-planning is involved, as the Daily Punch Passes may only be purchased at the Rivers Edge Recreation Center for $45.00. Passes are good for 10 visits during the 2018 season at the Individual Daily Rate. Use this pass for daily admission for groups and SAVE $$$!

Adult Swim

Swim breaks will be taken each hour to allow for a 10-minute adult swim for those 18 years and older. This time is for children to rest, reapply sunblock, use the restroom, eat a snack, and hydrate. When the temperature or heat index is 90° or above, the pool supervisor will implement a 15 minute break, with the first 10 minutes being adult swim and the remaining 5 minutes will be an all-out lifeguard break to hydrate and cool-off our lifeguards. Thank you for your patience.

Willy’s Birthday Parties (Ages 3-12)

Make a splash and celebrate your child’s birthday at William Grady Pool! The birthday package includes two-hours of swimming, a party leader, reserved party area in the Fun ‘n Sun, balloons, ice cream, and T-shirt for the birthday child for all party guests to sign as a birthday keepsake. All birthday parties include admission for up to 15 people (children and adults). What a great way to celebrate your child’s birthday!

All parties held at William Grady Pool are subject to availability and weather. Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee or be included in your guest total. Please call (815) 547- 5711 x15 for available dates and additional information. (TA)

Registration Deadline: 2 Weeks Prior to Party Date

Fee Time Available Days
$150 4:00PM – 6:00PM Sat-Thursday: Call for Availability
$150 6:00PM – 8:00PM Friday: Call for Availability
Additional party guests are $8.00 per person.



Private Pool Rentals

Reserve William Grady Pool for your very own private pool party! This is the perfect place for a family reunion, graduation, special birthday, company picnic, or summer gathering with friends. Rentals are on a first come, first paid basis so be sure to plan ahead. A minimum two-week notice is needed. Rentals rates are for 1 ½ hours in length. You may bring your own food to enjoy in the Fun ‘n Sun or concession deck areas. Date availability and time are dependent on previously scheduled programs. For more information or to schedule your pool rental,
call Tori at 815-547-5711 x15. (TA)

Large Pool Only Large and Wading Pools
Number of Guests 1-100 101-200 201 and above 1-100 101-200 201 and above
2018 Rates $252 $288 $292 $270 $306 $378

Inclusion Services

Staff at the William Grady Pool invites people of all ages with disabilities to participate in our swim lessons program! NASR staff will work cooperatively to assist any resident who wishes to participate through reasonable accommodations. If you would like to participate in Inclusion Services, please contact Katie Humphrey at 815-547-5711 x14 or khumphrey@belviderepark.org. You MUST contact Katie Humphrey a minimum of two (2) weeks before your lessons begin if you wish to utilize the inclusion services.

Parent Information

Get to know your child’s instructors! Visit with the instructor on the first day of class to receive a parent letter and any other specifics regarding their class. Classes will also include daily safety topics to review with your child. Remember, each child will have different abilities and will learn at their own pace. If you have questions, be sure to discuss them with their instructor. All participants must exit the facility at the conclusion of their lesson.

Lessons are instructed in cool/windy conditions and will only be cancelled for severe weather. Two lessons per session will be made up if the Park District cancels. No make-ups for sickness or vacations. Water temperature is kept at 82°, but may vary due to weather conditions. If weather is questionable and you are unsure if lessons will be held, please call 815-547-4500 and follow the prompts for up to date information. This information is also available online or you can download our Rainout Line App to your smart phone.