While we intend for the slides, diving boards and climbing wall to be open during all open swim times, attractions may close due to low attendance, poor weather, or low staffing levels. These attractions are not open during lap swims or swim lessons.
Yes, launched in 2022, current occupancy will be posted on our website for both Ridgeland Common and Rehm Pools. Keep in mind the pool hours and specific swim sessions.
Yes, pool noodles and toys may be brought to passholder only swims. We ask that you do not bring oversized rafts such as boats or anything larger than a 3 foot diameter as it creates a blind spot for the guards.
Yes, anyone 16 and up can attend lap swim. Anyone 15 or under need permission from the Park District of Oak Park.
All users MUST be strong swimmers to use the diving board. Rehm diving well is 16’ deep while Ridgeland is 12’ deep.
• Improper use of the diving board may expose the user to physical harm.
• Participants assume full responsibility for any injury which might occur.
• Cartwheels and handstands are prohibited on the board.
• Running is prohibited on the diving board.
• Users may only take one bounce before entering the water.
• Patrons must dive or jump straight from the edge of the board, inverted and
backward dives are prohibited.
• Only one person on the board at a time.
• Be sure diving area is clear, and previous user has made it to the ladder
before entering the water.
• Pay attention to additional instructions by the lifeguard.
Any infraction of the diving well rules can result in suspension from the Park District Pools.
Patrons who are rescued by the lifeguard due to lack of swimming abilities will be prohibited to enter the diving area for the remainder of the day. Patrons who abuse the skills of our lifeguards can and will be banned from Park District pools.