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Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center

Welcome to Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center.

Barefoot Bay is a six-acre, family water retreat. The aquatic center offers amenities for swimmers of all ages. Please view Barefoot Bay’s amenities below or follow the links to read more about the park.

1461 N Midlothian Road
Mundelein, IL 60060


Please note: Children 10 and under must be attended by a person aged 16 or older.

2024 Barefoot Bay Season

Open Memorial Day Weekend: May 26–27
Closed: May 28–31
The regular season opens June 1

Barefoot Bay All-Access Season Pass Early Bird Offer-available thru March 31

Barefoot Bay All Access Season Pass Early Bird offer


Barefoot Bay Logo



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This pass includes access to Barefoot Bay, Spray Park, and Diamond Lake Beach. Purchase at the Mundelein Community Center or online.

Back by Popular Demand: 2 guest passes per household.  Must sign up by March 31. Passes will be available for pick-up at the Community Center starting May 1. Starting June 1 guest and season passes can be picked up at Barefoot Bay.

Early Bird Special Rates (Nov 15—March 31)
Individual: $90 resident ea/$140 nonresident ea
Four or More: $75 resident ea/$125 nonresident ea
Senior, ages: 55+: $75 resident ea/$125 nonresident ea

Season Pass Rates (After April 1)
Individual: $115 resident ea/$160 nonresident ea
Four or More: $85 resident ea/$135 nonresident ea
Senior, ages: 55+: $85 resident ea/$135 nonresident ea

What are your Daily Fees?

  • 2024 daily fees will be announced spring 2024.

Where are you located?

  • Barefoot Bay is located at 1461 N. Midlothian Road.
  • The Spray Park is located at 1401 N. Midlothian Road.
  • Beach is located at 1016 Diamond Lake Road.

If I leave, does my daily admission cover the entire day? Can I come back?

  • Yes, we have a hand stamp process. Please see a cashier for assistance.

Does my child need a physical pass if he is under the age of 2 years old?

  • No, but we will add him/her to your family household account.

Height requirements for slides?

  • 42 inches

What kind of life jacket can I bring? Are lifejackets available? Can I use water wings or floaties?

  • Personal Floating Devices (PFDs) must be Coast guard approved.
  • PFDs are available at the facility.

How do I plan a birthday party?

  • Please contact Erica De Luca, Aquatics Manager, at 847.388.5470 or edeluca@mundeleinparks.org for all birthday party inquiries.
  • Birthday parties are 2 hours. All paper products are provided, 2 cheese pizzas, beverages, and a reserved eating area.
  • Fees for 2024 birthday party packages will be announced spring 2024.

When do you open for the season? Close?

  • Hours of operation are subject to change.

Can I bring in my own food? Cooler fee? Will concessions be open?

  • No outside food is permitted
  • No coolers
  • Concessions will be opened

Happy kids at the waterpark

740 ft. Lazy River


Swimmers at the waterpark
Zero Depth Pool & Lap Lanes


Swimming in the kid pool
Fenced Tot & Swim Area


Single & Double Tube Slides


Diving into pool
12 ft. Dive Well & Diving Board


Climbing lilypads with rope
Climb on Floating Critter Walk


Climbing wall
AquaClimb Water Wall



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