What's Your Favorite Place to Take a Dip in the Southland?

Don't miss the opportunity to nominate what you feel is the BEST public swimming pool in your community or a surrounding town. It'll face off against others from the area for the title of the most-loved pool in the Southland. Dive right in!

Thanks for participating in Patch's Readers' Choice! Our nomination period is now over. Check back July 23, when live voting for your favorites begins!


The stifling heat of summer has descended upon the Southland, and everyone's looking for ways to cool off.

Some won't have to go far—to swimming pools in their backyards—but others will flock to community pools for a quick dip on a hot day. Some pools are laidback oases, perfect for a book and a cold drink. Others are too fun to resist a ride down the slide and splashing with the youngsters.

So tell us—What's your preferred public pool in the Southland? There's no doubt that we have a repertoire of options in Orland Park, , Oak ForestPalosChicago HeightsHomewood-FlossmoorEvergreen ParkOak LawnFrankfortNew Lenox and Mokena

Nominate your favorite community pool by telling us in the comments. Here are a few suggestions; however, they STILL NEED TO BE NOMINATED to be included in the poll! As pools or water parks are nominated, they'll be added to the list and bolded.

  •  in Orland Park
  •  in Palos Heights
  •  in Homewood

We will accept nominations through July 9.

just my opinion June 27, 2012 at 02:43 PM
I saw in the article that that they mentioned a pool in new Lenox...is the a pool there...if so where is it at?
FlossmoorMom June 30, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Lion's Club!
Donna July 07, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Orland Park's pool is the best. I was at the pool in TP once and the guards were letting kids throw wet, hacky sacks around. I wasn't looking forward to getting one of those in my face so I never went there again.
Diana Hindahl July 09, 2012 at 01:54 PM
We love Splash Station in Joliet! Very clean and enjoyable!!
Amanda Walsh July 09, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Burbank Pool!


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