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Hidden Creek AquaPark

1220 Fredrickson Pl.
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Hidden Creek AquaPark is closed.  Thank you for a great season!  See you in 2022!

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About Hidden Creek AquaPark

No matter what your age, you will have fun at Hidden Creek AquaPark speeding down the water slides, free-falling from the drop slide, climbing through the water playground, swimming in the zero-depth entry, six-lane lap pool or just relaxing on the deck.  If you don’t feel like swimming, stretch out on the lounge chairs on the large deck and lawn areas to catch some rays or cool yourself under the shaded areas.

For the safety of our swimmers at Hidden Creek, we have updated our minimum height requirement to 48 inches for the following features:  Drop Off Point, Cliff Hanger and Twisted Rapids.  All swimmers under 48 inches are not permitted to use these features.

AquaPark Features

  • Drop-off Point: Short but fast drop into the water below
  • Cliff Hanger: A much larger version of the “Drop-off Point”, make a big splash on this 73-foot long straight slide
  • Twisted Rapids: The giant body slide twists and turns you down 160 feet to a splash
  • Bayou Backyard: Enjoy our big grassy area to stretch out and relax with friends and family
  • Froggy’s Splash Pad: Head over to this special fenced-in area for the little ones, included fun interactive splash features, slides, a giant funhouse, and a giant bucket drop
  • Bullfrog’s Leap: Cannonball off the diving board
  • Tadpole Slide: This tot slide is perfect for the little tadpoles
  • Crabby’s Cove: The big zero-depth pool is the hub of activity for all ages at Hidden Creek
  • Creekside Cafe: Enjoy a refreshment and bite to eat at our concessions area – CLOSED for the season
  • Dockside Deck: Our outdoor pavilion is a great place for a private celebration or birthday party
  • Entrance & Bath House: Enter into refreshing fun at Hidden Creek and escape for the day! Locker rooms are available for men & women. Locks are available at the front desk to borrow free of charge.

Things to Know Before You Go to The Pool

  • Adult Safety Break is every hour (more often if deemed necessary) for 10 minutes during public swim hours. Only patrons 16 years or older are allowed in the pool or on the slides during this time.
  • Children ages 3 and under are admitted free of charge. 
  • Children under 11 years old must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (16-years or older).
  • Inflatable toys, water wings, and fins are not allowed in the pool except during family swim, and then only at the discretion of management.
  • While in the pool, all children who are not toilet-trained must wear a swimming diaper with plastic pants that seal at the legs and waist. Swimming diapers are available for purchase at the front desk.
  • Operating hours are subject to prevailing weather conditions, including cold weather, electrical storms, and heavy rains.
  • If lightning and/or thunder are seen/heard, the pool will be cleared and will not re-open until a 30-minute pass without lightning or thunder. If weather conditions persist, the pool will close.
  • If the pool closes for the morning, the weather will be re-evaluated at 2 pm to determine if the pool will re-open at 3 pm. If weather conditions persist, the pool will close for the evening.
  • The pool will close if the temperature is 65 degrees or lower.
  • The pool will close if fewer than 25 swimmers are present after 11 am.
  • Private camps must make arrangements to use the AquaPark.
  • Private camps are charged at the rate of $9.75 per camper. Those camps with children under three years of age are also charged with the $9.75 fee.
  • Patrons must follow all rules and regulations governing the use of aquatic facilities.

Lap Swim Pass Fees

Resident:                      $139
Non-resident:              $159
Resident Senior:         $124
Non-resident Senior: $144



Open Swim Fees

Season Pass Fees

   Individual                       $130/180
   Family of 2                     $180/250
   Family of 3                     $220/310
   Family of 4                     $250/360
   Family of 5                     $280/410
   Family of 6                     $310/460
   Senior (+65)                  $100/135
   Senior Couple (+65)   $120/160

Season passes are valid for outdoor use only.

If you are purchasing open swim season pool passes online and would like a refund for unused “Summer Family Fun Punch Passes,” you may request a refund during your online pool pass purchase. 



Daily Fees – Purchase at Hidden Creek AquaPark

Resident:         $10
Non-resident: $16
Children 3-years old or younger – Free

Twilight Hours from 5-7pm

Resident:         $5
Non-resident: $8

Summer Family Fun Punch Pass |10 Open Swim Visits

Come to Hidden Creek AquaPark at a reduced rate! One punch per person per visit. Users of punch card must be listed as family member on Park District account. Punches expire at the end of the summer season. Unused punches are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

10-Punch Resident:          $70
10-Punch Non-resident: $112


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Lifeguards Need Your Help Too!

Please take a minute to review these important water safety tips for being safe in or near water. 

1. Water Safety Tips for Parents:

  • Discuss water safety and rules with your children before every visit to the pool or beach
  • Ensure your children have strong swimming skills by enrolling them in swimming classes
  • If you bring a child’s friend to the pool, assess their swimming ability yourself, don’t just rely on what their parents tell you
  • Don’t give shoulder rides, you may not be able to tell if your child’s head is above water
  • Don’t let your children play breath-holding games
  • Keep toys that sink to the bottom of the pool at home
  • Watch your children at all times around any body of water
  • Don’t get distracted by books or electronics, you are there to have fun, so unplug!
  • Remember to stay within an arm’s reach of your child at all times, even if they’re wearing a life jacket
  • Only use Coast Guard-approved life jackets that are properly fitted–Hidden Creek Pool has Coast Guard-approved life jackets for children (x-small-medium) that are free to use while at the pool

2. Share These Water Safety Tips With Your Kids:

  • Have an adult with you whenever you go swimming
  • Make sure a lifeguard is watching the pool and the adult you are with gives you permission before you go into the water
  • Don’t rough house or play breath-holding games; it’s dangerous
  • If you see someone in trouble yell “HELP!” over and over again – don’t try to help someone in trouble yourself, or you could be pulled under
  • If you are tired, remember to take a break

Celebrate your party at Hidden Creek!

No matter what your age, you’ll have fun playing along the splash pad creek, speeding down the water slides, free-falling from the drop slide, or just relaxing on the deck. Hidden Creek provides an area to stage the party! For more information or to book a party,  call us at 847.579.4040.

Option 1: Grass Area or Concession Deck
Hidden Creek will provide you with a cozy area for your group to gather, eat, and open presents! In the Grass Area option, tables and chairs can be set up to your liking, with sunny and shady areas available. The Concession Deck option allows patrons to use picnic tables on the patio area near the concession stand. Party hosts may bring in coolers with cakes, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Option 2: Wood Deck
Have your party on the elevated, covered wood deck at Hidden Creek! It’s your own special area for celebrating set apart from the rest of the crowd at Hidden Creek. Hidden Creek will set up tables and chairs on the wood deck for your guests. Party hosts may bring in coolers with cakes, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

After Hours Rental

Interested in a private party or corporate event? Hidden Creek AquaPark is available for rental for up to 100 people after the facility is closed for the evening.

For more information on After Hours Rentals, please call 847.579.4040.