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Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center

Update on aquatics hours of operation
Latest Covid Protocols and Restrictions for outdoor aquatics facilities

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.

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1461 N Midlothian Road
Mundelein, IL 60060


2021 Season Dates

Regular season, Monday-Sunday: June 5–Aug 15 (closed weekdays starting August 16)
Weekends Only: Aug 21–Sep 6
(Dates subject to change)

Hours (Monday-Thursday):
Season Pass Holders: 10 am-8 PM
General Admission: 11 am-8 pm
Group Rentals ONLY (No rentals on Mondays): 10:30 am

Hours (Friday-Sunday):
Season Pass Holders: 10 am-7 PM
General Admission: 11 am-7 pm

Holiday Hours: (Does not include Labor Day): 11 am-6 pm
End of Season Hours: (Including Labor Day): 12 pm-6 pm

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

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What are your hours of operations?

  • Monday – Thursday 11 am – 8 pm
  • Friday – Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
  • Pass holders enter at 10 am

What are your Daily Fees?

  • Barefoot Bay Resident daily rate: Youth (3 and up) $10, Adult $10, Senior $8
  • Barefoot Bay nonresident daily rate: Youth (3 and up) $15, Adult $15, Senior $13
  • Diamond Lake Beach: $5/7
  • Spray Park: $0/$4

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

COVID precautions?

  • Masks are required upon entry and while visiting our concessions area, using the locker rooms.
  • 15-minute safety breaks occur during the day. Typically at 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Deep cleaning occurs overnight and throughout the day.

Do I need to sign up for time slots?

  • Time slot reservations are not required at Barefoot Bay or Diamond Lake Beach this time. We may occasionally reach capacity

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.

Are their capacity limits?

  • At this time Barefoot Bay is operating at 60% capacity with 900 persons.
  • (If pushed) capacity will remain for the short term of 60% due to the lifeguard shortage. Capacity will be expanded once more staff are hired.

What happens when you reach capacity?

  • We post signage in front of the building and update
  • A line is started and as patrons leave we are able to get more guests into the park.
  • Average wait times are 20-30 minutes

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 lifejacket can I bring? Are lifejackets available? Can I use water wings or floaties?

  • PFDs must be coast guard approved.
  • PFDs are available at the facility.

How do I set up a group rental?

  • Please contact Erica De Luca, Aquatics Manager, at 847.388.5470 or for all rental inquiries. No rentals on Monday

How do I plan a birthday party?

  • Please contact Erica De Luca, Aquatics Manager, at 847.388.5470 or for all birthday party inquiries.
  • Birthday parties are 2 hours. All paper products are provided, 2 cheese pizza, beverages, and a reserved eating area.
  • Fees: $225 resident/$325 non-resident for 1-10 people. Extra $10 for each additional person.

When do you open for the season? Close?

  • June 5-Aug 15, only open on weekends from Aug 21-Sep 6
  • Closed for the season: Sept 6
  • Hours of operation are subject to change

Will any attractions at Barefoot Bay be closed?

  • Attractions may be closed due to staffing availability. The lazy river is the first attraction to be closed, followed by the diving board or tot pool. We will do everything possible to keep all attractions open.

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

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

Youth: $10 resident/$15 nonresident
Adult: $10 resident/$15 nonresident
Senior (Ages 55+): $8 resident/$13 nonresident

Individual: $75 resident/$120 nonresident (each)
Four or more: $60 resident/$100 nonresident (each)
Senior, ages 55+: $60 resident/$100 nonresident (each)


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 Water Walk


Climbing wall
AquaClimb Water Wall



Monday–Thursday, June 15–July 30
7:30–8:30 am
(no Water Walk July 1–4)

Start your mornings off with a refreshing workout in the lazy river. Walk against the current and get your blood pumping! Free for fitness center members and Barefoot Bay season pass holders, otherwise $5 daily.

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