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Places to Swim in the Greater Champaign County Area

June 4, 2021

There's nothing quite like a day at the pool. We're fortunate to have so many great options in the greater Champaign County area! 

Next time the forecast is calling for heat, head out to one of these fantastic places to swim and cool down! We have pools and splash pads that are perfect for those scorching Midwest summer days.

Places to swim in champaign-urbana and beyond

If you're looking for a pool in Champaign, Urbana, or the general area, you have options! Check out the best places to take a dip below!

Sholem Aquatic Center - Champaign

Sholem Aquatic Center in Champaign features a zero-depth entry, a 660-foot lazy river, and waterslides to plunge, twirl and spiral your way down. The pool is open every day from 12pm - 7pm. Concession sales will return on June 5. 

Crystal Lake Family Aquatic Center - Urbana

Crystal Lake Family Aquatic Center is located at the north end of Crystal Lake Park in Urbana. With sand areas, wet decks, a climbing wall, and all the pool fun you could hope for, it's a definite must in the summer. The pool is open every day from 10am - 7pm. 

Hap Parker Family Aquatic Center - Rantoul

The Hap Parker Family Aquatic Center in Rantoul is a favorite for many looking to explore swimming options outside of C-U.One of the highlights of the center are the two amazing water slides that splash down into 350,000 gallons of crystal clear water. The zero-depth entry pool also features water toys for children, lanes for swimmers, and diving boards. Come swim on Monday-Friday from 1-7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12-7pm.

Monticello Family Aquatic Center - Monticello

At the Monticello Family Aquatic Center, enjoy a ton of room to swim across the 5,750sf main pool, 12-foot diving well, and 2,400sf zero-depth pool with 16 water features. You can stop by and swim daily from 12pm - 7pm. 

Tuscola Swimming Pool - Tuscola

The Tuscola Swimming Pool is also ready to welcome swimmers for the summer! Be sure to stop by and check out this great facility from 12:30pm - 7:30pm daily.

Arthur Community Pool - Arthur

At the Arthur Community Pool, heat is no match for a cool, refreshing swim! Stop by Monday-Saturday from 12 - 8pm and Sunday from 12 - 5:30pm.

Splash pads

If you're looking for a splash pad in Champaign County, then you're in luck. You can find three across our area that are sure to come in handy when the family needs to cool off. 

Hessel Park Splash Pad - Champaign

Splash and cool off at Hessel Park from the hours of 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Douglass Park Splash Pad - Champaign

Need to cool off around Douglass Park? Make sure to stop by and splash from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Rantoul Sports Complex Splash Pad - Rantoul

The Rantoul Sports Complex splash pad opened at the facility's ribbon-cutting ceremony at the end of May 2021. If you're around Rantoul, you can stop by the splash pad to cool down!

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