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Hopkins Pool

Hopkins Pool
1403 Sycamore Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 758-8853

ANNOUNCEMENT: A valid ID will be required for Daily Admission Entry and any season pass holders who do not have their physical pool pass (see details below). We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation as staff strives to make Hopkins Pool a fun and family-friendly facility!

2021 Season
Open Daily: May 29 - August 15
Open Weekends Only: August 21 - September 6

Come splash into adventure with us! Hopkins Pool is open for the 2021 summer season (with COVID-19 Phase 5 safety guideline regulations)! Season Passes are now available for the 2021 season, as well as Daily Admission entry for the Kiddie Pool Area and Open Swim Area (which includes the main pool, waterslides, and the diving well).

Staff will continue to disinfect the facility to ensure public safety in Phase 5. Lap Swim will be available during all Open Swim times, however, there is a 2-hour window that is exclusive for Lap Swim from 9:30-11:30 am daily. Open Swim is not permitted during Lap Swim hours and will need to reserve a General Swim time slot.

Hopkins Pool is a family-friendly aquatics facility and we strive to make it an enjoyable experience for all those who spend the day with us! If any individuals are violating Pool Rules or creating an unsafe or hostile environment for visitors or staff, DeKalb Park District and Hopkins Pool staff reserve the right to ask individuals to leave for the day, without a refund. We appreciate your cooperation, as public safety is our #1 priority.

Questions? Contact Aquatics Supervisor, Jackie Owensby at Stay up-to-date with daily Hopkins Pool weather closure announcements by subscribing to our RainOut Line below or by calling (815) 755-0330 ext. 1.

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Admission Fees

2021 Daily Admission Fees In-District Rate (resident)
Rate (non-resident)
Open Swim Area (includes water slides and diving well) and Kiddie Pool (ages 7 & under with Adult)
$5 $6
Lap Swim Only $5 $6

Valid Photo ID for Entry: If you are joining us for Daily Admission Entry or as a Season Pass Holder, but do not have your physical pool pass with you, a valid photo ID is required for entry. Valid photo IDs will be submitted for daily admission entry at the pool front desk and returned as you exit the facility. Individuals will be responsible for collecting their IDs upon exiting the facility.

If you do not have a valid photo ID, an Emergency Contact Form must be filled out by parent or guardian for individuals ages 10-17. School photo identification cards will be accepted, as well as a printed copy of your Skyward account with name and image visible.

Resident Rate Qualifications: 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.

Scholarship Assistance

Scholarship discounts are available for Resident Season Passes, but are not available for Daily Admission Fees.


2021 Season Passes

DeKalb Park District is excited to announce that 2021 Season Passes are now available! Rates are prorated for the 2021 season.

Purchase Your Season Pass

Skip the lines and purchase your Season Pass online. Bring your receipt to Hopkins to receive your physical pool pass and bring proof of residency.

Pool Pass Type Resident Non-Resident
Adult (Ages 18+) $54 $70
Second Adult (Ages 18+) $44 $60
Child (Ages 5-17) $44 $60
Children (Ages 4 and under) $14 $27

Hours of Operation: May 29 - August 15

Wading "Kiddie" Pool (children 7 & under) Time
Open Daily
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Open Swim (main pool, slides and diving well) Time
Open Daily
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Lap Swim Only Time
Open Daily
9:30-11:30 am

Hours of Operation: August 21-September 6

Wading "Kiddie" Pool (children 7 & under) and Open Swim (main pool, slides and diving well) Time
Open Weekends Only (August 21, 22, 28, & 29; and September 4, 5, 6)
11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Important Pool Rules & Info to Know

Time slot reservations are no longer necessary. Walk-ins are accepted as long as the facility has not reached its capacity restriction maximum. Season Passes are available starting 6/8/21.

Phase 5 Swimming Guidelines:

  • Adults with children up to age 7 are permitted in the Kiddie Pool area. The Kiddie Pool opens daily starting at 9:30 am.
  • There are no gathering restrictions at Hopkins Pool in Phase 5.
  • Users must enter and check-in through the Main Entrance of Hopkins Park Community Center. Locker rooms will be open for use. Lockers will be unavailable.
  • Face coverings: Users that are not vaccinated, over the age of 2 and under the age of 12, must wear a face mask at Hopkins Pool unless they are in the water. Please wear your mask on deck until you enter the water. Physically distance yourself 6 feet from other pool users. Review our face covering guidelines here.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to come ready to swim and shower at home to limit exposure, however locker rooms will be open and available.
  • Select pool furniture will be available, however, we encourage you to bring your own chair.
  • 2 hours of exclusive Lap Swim time is available daily from 9:30-11:30 am.
  • IDPH Swimming Guidelines may be reviewed here.

General Pool Rules

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.

Pool Rules: Complete list

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 fifteen (15) swimmers
  • the temperature is below 68 degrees
  • lightning or severe weather is in the area


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

Private Rentals

If you'd like to have the entire pool to yourself, or you're just looking for some uninterrupted waterslide time, we've got you covered! You can celebrate a birthday, entertain clients, say thank-you to employees, or host a stress-free family reunion by renting Hopkins Pool after hours any day of the week. Hopkins Pool is available to rent on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00-8:00 pm, starting on June 4 and ending on August 7.

Before Season Starts
2-Hour Pool Party- $450 ($150 in savings)
1-Hour Pool Party- $260 ($100 in savings)
After Season Starts
2-Hour Pool Party- $600
1-Hour Pool Party- $360
Areas: Main, Diving, and Kiddie Pool
Entrance: North Gate Area

The Fine Print:
* All rentals and parties must be booked a minimum of 10 days prior to the event.
* Private rentals are only available before or after public swim and programming times.
* August dates fill quickly!

Interested? Contact Aquatics Supervisor, Jackie Owensby at or (815) 758-6663 ext. 7290

Swim Lessons and Swim Programs

Swim lessons are NOT being offered at Hopkins Pool this summer, but they are being offered indoors at Huntley Middle School swimming pool during the summer season. Please refer to the aquatics page for all swim lessons and swim program information.