Mundelein Park and Recreation District • 1401 N. Midlothian Rd. • Mundelein, IL 60060  • 847.566.0650 •
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Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center

Opened in 2006, Barefoot Bay is a New England-themed, six-acre family water retreat. The aquatic center offers amenities for swimmers of all ages.

Labor Day Weekend 2015

Don't miss your last chance to make a big splash at Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center this season. We're offering 'twilight' rates all weekend-including Labor Day Monday. Only the upper half of the park will be open. This includes the main pool, dive well and tot pool. Slides and lazy river will be closed. Final weekend hours are 12 - 6 pm Saturday, September 5 - Monday, September 7.

2015 Daily Fees (same rates as 2014!)

(ages 3 - 17)

(ages 18 - 54)

(ages 55 and older)
Daily $7/$10 $9/$13 $7/$10
Twilight $3/$5 $4/$6 $3/$5
Twilight rate: begins at 6 pm. 
Kids ages 2 and under are FREE every day with a paying adult.

Download a site map
and click here for a combo Barefoot Bay and Diamond Lake Beach pass rates/form.

There are plenty of year-round swim opportunities with Mundelein Parks -- at the Mundelein Community Center -- swim instruction, open/family swim and special aqua fitness classes.

Water Safety Certified Personnel

Barefoot Bay’s aquatic managers, lifeguards and swim instructors are all certified in water safety by the Starfish Aquatics (STAR) program.

The Mundelein Park & Recreation District is a proud IAPD/IPRA Distinguished Accredited Agency (learn more).

*Slideshow images copyright © Chip Williams.


  • Four Bodies of WaterBarefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center

    1) 7,500-square-foot combined leisure and lap swimming pool
    2) 1,100-square-foot diving well
    3) 2,290-square-foot enclosed wading pool for toddlers
    4) 12,900-square-foot slide, plunge pool and Lazy River

  • NEW! AquaClimb Water Wall -- It's a real workout!

    Climb the wall, reach the top, then drop in the cool water

  • Tube Slide

    Grab a friend—takes one or two riders
    (minimum height requirement: 42”)

  • Body Flumes

    Two flumes, one completely enclosed ("in the dark")

  • Lazy River

    A 740-foot long, relaxing water journeyBarefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center

  • Diving Well

    Holds nearly 23,000 gallons of water

  • Zero-Depth Pool

    Walk right in, no ladder needed

  • Main Pool with Water Walk

    Navigate with climb-on, floating shapes and animals

  • Bathhouse and Shaded Concession Area
  • Free Parking and Complimentary Lounge Chairs
  • Special Events, Party Rentals (NEW: daytime and evening)


Special Events & Group Rentals

Barefoot Bay features a wide array of special events throughout the season that are a “bonus extra” and with paid admission or season pass. And, it's also the perfect place for your group outing -- daycare, school groups, corporate team building and more! Discounted rates and food/beverage packages available.

After-Hours Rental Form
Group Rental Form
Cabana Rental Form


Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center is located on Midlothian Road, between Route 176 and Winchester Road (just behind the Mundelein Community Center), in Mundelein.

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2015 Hours of Operation

August 10 - 14: Daily, noon – 6 p.m.

August 15 - Labor Day Weekend: Weekends only, noon – 6 p.m.
Labor Day (Monday): noon – 6 p.m.

Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center

1461 N. Midlothian Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
847-566-0650 (Park District main number)
Mike Gerton, Aquatics Supervisor
847-388-5470 (direct line)

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