Veterans Memorial Pool

2700 E. Ely

Veterans Memorial pool is a seasonal outdoor aquatic facility that is open during the summer months and will close Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020). Veteran’s Memorial pool is the largest outdoor aquatic facility managed by the Park District. Supervised by professionally trained lifeguard staff, Veteran’s Memorial pool offers multiple interactive water features such as a drop slide, diving board and separate kiddy pool that will keep your kids coming back time and time again. Veteran’s Memorial Pool also features newly renovated locker-rooms which provide a clean environment for everyone to enjoy.

2020 Season Pool Hours:

To be in compliance with the Restore Illinois Phase 4 plan, modifications have been made to our Public Swim hours and processing of Admissions.

Public Swim hours are in 2-hour time blocks, so the facility being cleaned and sanitized between those public swim times.

Time blocks will be limited to 50 patrons.

Advanced online purchasing of Admission tickets is strongly recommended to reserve your time to swim. This can be done by visiting our Springfield Park District website and clicking on the Pool Tickets link, or click the image below. If you choose to purchase one of our Limited Drop In tickets, please call ahead, prior to your arrival, to ensure a ticket is available.

Post Season Hours begin Monday, August 17

Pool Season Ends Labor Day, Monday, September 7:

Monday – Friday

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


11:00 am – 1:00 pm

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Labor Day (Monday, September 7)

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Daily Admission

Anyone wanting to be on the pool deck will be charged the daily admission

Child(12 and Under) - *$5.25

Adult - $6.00

Seniors (62 and older) - $5.25

Summer Season Pass Rates

Individual Pass - $65 (R) $75 (NR)

First Additional Family Member - $35

Each Additional Family Member - $25

Senior Pass - $55(R) $65(NR)

* Children 10 and under must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult.

** Family passes are available to immediate family members (maximum of 6 family members per pass) who permanently reside under the same household and who are claimed as a dependent.

Birthday Parties

Make your next birthday party as effortless as possible by having it at the Springfield Park District.

Minimum number of people is 5.

2 hours of reserved picnic table.

Pool admission, reserved picnic tables under covered shelter

$25.00 (R), $30.00(NR) per table plus regular admission.

Call: 217-753-3030

Closing Policy

The facility will close if the air temperature is 68 degrees or below, or at the discretion of the pool manager based in inclement weather, low attendance, mechanical breakdown or unusual circumstances. Refunds will not be issued. Please see rain check policy for further details.

Lightning Policy

When thunder and/or lightning are first noticed, the pool will be evacuated until thirty minutes after the last thunder is heard. If lightning occurs again within the first thirty minutes, another thirty-minute time limit goes into effect. Generally, lightning will not affect the operation of indoor pools. However, at the discretion of the pool manager indoor facilities may be closed as well.

Locker Fee

Lockers are available for 25 cents on a daily use only. We suggest that you use a lock to protect your property. Do not leave valuables in lockers. The Springfield Park District is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property.

Click here for pool rules

Private Pool Rentals

Would you like to have an entire facility all to yourself? The Springfield Park District offers a variety of private facility rentals to meet your party needs. Private rentals are ideal for business outings, church outings, birthday parties, family reunions, schools parties and much more.

2 Hour Private Pool Rental Rates

1 - 50 people $200 (R) $250 (NR)

*Please note: To reserve the facility for a Private Pool Rental, patrons are required to leave a non-refundable deposit of $100 (R) $125 (NR) and the remaining balance must be paid in full, 1 week prior to the rental date.

Rain Check Policy

A rain check will only be issued to person(s) who have paid the daily admission fee when within one hour of the purchase the facility closes for the day due to inclement weather. Patrons should report to the admission area for a rain check and further details. If the pool reopens, those issued a rain check must redeem their rain check to enter. The rain check is only valid for the season in which it was issued. Rain checks must be requested prior to leaving the facility. Rain checks will not be issued on the last day of the season.

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