Hopkins Pool

1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL 60115, [directions] - Google Maps

(815) 758-8853

2015 Season:  May 30th - August 30th

Pool Passes may be purchased at Sports & Rec or Haish Gym before May 30th.


  • Zero-depth wading pool w/interactive play structure
  • 2 water slides
  • Diving well with high dive
  • Spray grounds
  • Concessions area
Hours of Operation

Wading Pool (children 7 & under) & Adult Lap Swim:

Begins everyday @ 10 am

General Swim (main pool, slides, and diving well open):

Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 7:50 pm

Saturday and Sunday - 11:30 am - 5 pm

(Swim areas and pool hours will be adjusted in late August.)

**Pool will close at 5:00 pm on the 4th of July.

Important Pool Rules & Info to Know...

Floatation Devices:  ONLY Type II & III US Coast Guard approved floatation devices are permitted in the main swimming pool. Children using permitted floatation devices must be constantly supervised and within arms reach. No floatation suits, tubes, or water wings are allowed in the main pool. Life-vests are available to check out at the front desk.

Water Slide Height Requirement:  All patrons riding the slides must be at least 42’’ tall.

For a complete list of pool rules...click here.

Pool Closings:  Our staff makes every effort to maintain our regular pool hours. Due to cooler weather, severe weather conditions, or lack of patrons, the pool or pool areas may close temporarily or for the day based on management judgment.

NOTE: Please be aware of weather conditions. Rain checks for daily admissions will only be issued to patrons who have been in the facility less than two hours and have a receipt.

The pool will close if:

  • there are less than ten(10) swimmers
  • the temperature is below 65 degrees
  • lightning or severe weather is in the area

*To qualify for resident rates you must live in the DeKalb Park District and provide a valid Illinois Drivers License or Illinois Resident ID Card showing your permanent full-time address.  You may also show a utility bill or lease in your name at an address in the DeKalb Park District with a picture ID to receive the resident rate.

2014 Daily Admission Fees
Resident (adults & children)$6.00
Resident (4 years & under)$2.00
Non-Resident (adults & children)$9.00
Non-Resident (4 years & under)$4.00
Evening Swim (5:00-8:00 pm, Monday - Friday) residents & non-residents $4.00


(Pool Passes may be purchased at Sports & Rec or Haish Gym before May 31st.)

2014 Season Passes
Individual Adult (or first family member)$58.00$88.00
Additional Family Members or Individual Child Pass$47.00$67.00
Family Members (4 years & under)$15.00$35.00
Scholarship Assistance

DeKalb resident, low-income families may qualify for discounted pool passes.
To download a Scholarship Assistance Form <click here>

Non-Resident Pre-Paid Visit Cards

Non-residents of the DeKalb Park District may purchase Pre-Paid Visit Cards. The cards are fully transferable and may be used by more than one person. Use it one visit at a time or bring your family and friends from out of town. Each card has credits for 20 pool admissions and when they are used up you may recharge the card.

Pre-Paid Visit Card (20) for 5 years & older: $140.00

Private Rentals

Hopkins Park Aquatic Center is available for after-hour rentals on Saturdays and Sundays from 6-8 pm. Please call the DeKalb Park District Administration office at (815) 758-6663 ext. 113 for more information.

Swim Lessons and Swim Programs

Swim lessons are offered year round at the Huntley Middle School swimming pool.  Please refer to the seasonal program guide for all swim lessons and swim program information.