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Barefoot Bay General Info/Rules

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


  • Four bodies of water at Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center: 7,500-square-foot combined leisure and lap swimming pool, 1,100-square-foot diving well,  2,290-square-foot enclosed wading pool for toddlers, 12,900-square-foot slide, plunge pool, and lazy river
  • AquaClimb Water Wall: It’s a real workout!
  • Tube Slide: Tubes for one or two riders! (minimum height requirement: 42”)
  • Body Flumes: Two flumes, one completely enclosed (“in the dark”)(minimum height requirement: 42”)
  • Lazy River: A 740-foot long, relaxing water journey
  • Diving Well: Holds nearly 23,000 gallons of water
  • Zero-Depth Pool: Walk right in, no ladder needed
  • Main Pool with Floating Critter Walk: Navigate with climb-on, floating shapes, and animals
  • Bathhouse and shaded concession area
  • Free parking and complimentary lounge chairs
  • Special events, Party Rentals

Barefoot Bay, Spray Park, and Diamond Lake Raincheck/pass policy

Safety is our top priority. Therefore, the pool, water areas, and the beach may close temporarily during severe weather conditions. If a facility closes for the day due to weather, you may be eligible for a Rain Pass. In order to take advantage of the Rain Pass policy, you must present your receipt when requesting a pass. You will also need to have been at the facility for less than two hours before the decision was made to close for the day. A Rain Pass will not be issued without a receipt. Passes will only be issued once and will not be reissued if lost or misplaced. If the temperature outside is below 70°, the Park District’s outdoor aquatics facilities will remain closed.

Pool Rules

  • You must follow the lifeguards’ instructions
  • No Running
  • No Horseplay
  • You must be at least 42″ to use the water slides
  • No sunglasses or goggles are allowed down the slides as well as the diving board and climbing wall
  • Life Jackets are not allowed on slides.
  • Please see facility signage for more pool rules
  • You must be 12 years or older to be in the park without supervision
  • The following items are NOT allowed at Barefoot Bay
    • Outside Food or Drink (except bottled water)
    • Coolers
    • Life Jackets that are not United States Coast Guard Approved
    • Alcohol

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Water Safety Certified Personnel

Barefoot Bay’s aquatic managers and lifeguards are all certified in water safety by the StarGuard Elite program.

Special Events

Barefoot Bay features a wide array of special events throughout the season that are a “bonus extra” and with paid admission or season pass.

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