Every Day is Full of Events at St. Charles Park District’s Aquatic Facilities
Hannah can’t wait to show off her artistic talents at Deck Art Day, while Owen is looking ahead to August when he can wear his favorite Batman cape to the pool for Characters Make a Splash Night. Meanwhile, Caroline’s Dad wants to challenge himself at the Not So Lazy River Walk and Will’s Mom – well, she’s just glad to have places to take her kids for days of summer fun where there’s always something to keep them engaged and entertained.
Swanson Pool and Otter Cove Aquatic Park definitely fit the bill. From Fun Fiesta for kids as young as 3 years of age to Float Nights for the whole family, there are a raft of water activities going on most every day from June to August at both Park District aquatic facilities.
Wet and wacky new events and splash-tastic programs join the Park District’s traditional summertime fun line-up this season. In fact, if one were to start marking the calendar with all the activities taking place at both Swanson Pool and Otter Cove, there would be very few open dates left. Every Sunday in June, for example, swimmers are welcome to compete in the Cannonball Contest at 3pm at Swanson Pool. Even the littlest tadpoles can share their budding artistic skills during Color with a Lifeguard on Thursdays at 1pm. While at Otter Cove, Tuesdays in June at 1pm, play Volleyball with a Lifeguard or on Thursdays at 2pm, get your picture made with mascots Ollie and June.
The water wildness continues through programs that range from the silly to the sporty, arty to athletic. June’s Picnic Party with lawn games and lunch snacks will be on Saturday, June 20 from 2-6pm at Otter Cove. There are parties — such as July 25th’s Christmas in July and Ollie’s Birthday Bash celebrating the birthday of Otter Cove’s mascot, Ollie on Saturday, July 11 from 12-6 pm – and dances, such as DJ Nights at Swanson Pool beginning Tuesday, July 7 and then continuing on Tuesday nights throughout the month of July.
Get ready for an epic party at Otter Cove and celebrate like an islander with beachside fun, stories, songs and games at the event Have a Splash with Moana, Thursday, July 16 from 4-6pm. Pool decks at both facilities become transformed with talented chalk creations during designated Deck Art Days at both aquatic facilities. The whole clan can demonstrate their water skills during Otter Olympics on August 3-7.
For more information about the times, dates and locations for the park district’s roster of summer aquatic fun, visit swansonpool.org or ottercove.org.