Mundelein Park and Recreation District • 1401 N. Midlothian Rd. • Mundelein, IL 60060  • 847.566.0650 •
Celebrating 60 Years with Our Community! 1954 - 2014
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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. Daily and season passes are available (with Mundelein resident rate). Children age two and under are free daily with adult paid admission.

2014 End-of-Seaon Hours for Barefoot Bay

Hours August 4 thru August 17:
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (all guests); "Holiday Hours" are in affect.
(no weekday hours the week of August 18)

Open Weekends Only Beginning August 23 thru Labor Day
Open weekends only, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (all guests)


Click on link for season pass info/form (Barefoot Bay and Barefoot Bay/Diamond Lake Combo Season Pass)

2014 Daily Fees

(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 2 hours before closing (not available on holidays or during "holiday hours"). 
Kids ages 2 and under are FREE every day with a paying adult.

Download a site map
and click here for season 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. Evening rentals now available.


Barefoot Bay Event Listing
Barefoot Bay Party Rental Information
Barefoot Bay Group Rental Sheet
Barefoot Bay After-Hours Rental Sheet
Barefoot Bay Cabana Rental Sheet



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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2014 Hours of Operation

Daily: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Daily for Season Pass holders: 10 a.m., Rentals: 10:30 a.m., excluding holidays
Holidays: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center

1461 N. Midlothian Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
847-566-0650 (Park District main number)
Scott Anthony, Aquatics Supervisor

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