Tomahawk Aquatic Center

24868 W Eames Street, Channahon


Swim Lessons

There is something for everyone from water bugs to land lubbers at Tomahawk Aquatic Center:

  • A zero depth pool gradually sloping to a depth of 3 ½ feet.
  • Lap lanes measuring 4 ½ to 5 feet deep, 25 yards long, with 6 lanes
  • Water Play features in the zero depth area and in a separate spray pool for tots.
  • Deck area with chaise chairs and a grass sunning hill.
  • Sand volleyball court and an exciting sand play area for children.
  • A water slide that is 21 feet high and 150 feet long
  • Fully equipped bathhouse
  • Concession stand and dining area

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Season Passes on Sale Now!

Season passes are available for renewal or purchase at Arrowhead Community Center. Photo Identification cards will be issued for all season pass holders. All pass holders must have a photo identification card to be admitted at Tomahawk Aquatic Center at each visit. Family members are defined as up to 2 adults and their depend minors age 20 or younger.

Proof of Residency is required at the time of purchase or renewal. Required proof of residency includes:

  • Adults over age 21: recent utility bill with either a state issued ID or driver’s license, property tax bill, or copy of current lease.
  • Children age 3-20: current year school ID or report card, birth certificate, state issued ID

Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable

Purchasing a season pass late? Receipts from your entrance fees paid to Tomahawk Aquatic Center can be collected through June 10 and applied towards your Season Pass.

To renew or purchase a season pass, you must show current utility bill as proof of residency. “Family members” are identified as spouse or dependents residing in the same household. Proof of residency and relationship will be required at time of purchase.


Season Pass Rates

  Through May 3 After May 3
  Fee Res Discount Fee Res Discount
Individual $95 $59 $105 $69
Family of 2 $129 $95 $139 $105
Family of 3 $175 $109 $185 $119
Family of 4 $196 $125 $205 $135
Each Additional Family Member $25 $20 $35 $30
Senior Individual $69 $50 $79 $60
Senior Family of 2 $95 $59 $105 $69
Care Giver/Receiver* $70   $80  
2nd Care Receiver* $60   $65  
3rd Care Receiver $40   $50  


Season Pass Benefit Cards

All resident season pass holders will receive one Benefit Card per family. Benefit Cards include five FREE guest admissions and five free snowcones. A season pass holder must be present to use the Benefit Card. Benefit Cards are nontransferable. Lost or stolen cards will not be replaced.

Caregiver Pass

Caregiver – Non-resident adult, babysitting resident children
Care receiver – Non-resident child receiving babysitting services by a resident pass holder.

  • Passes are valid only if the caregiver or care receiver is accompanied by the children receiving the care or the adult providing the care. They are not valid for additional family members.
  • The caregiver/receiver passes must be purchased by the resident family providing or receiving the care. The family membership number will be on the pass.
  • Caregiver/receiver passes are valid only at the Tomahawk Aquatic Center
  • Caregivers that are residents of the Channahon Park District are eligible for season passes at the resident rates and do not need a special rate.
  • Caregiver passes are non transferable
Hours & Daily Admission Fees
Swim Session Time Days Admission (nonresidents)/ Resident Discount
Adult Lap Swim* 8:30-9:15 PM TU, TH $3/$2
Day Time Public Swim** 12-5 PM SU-SA $10/$7
Evening Public Swim* 6:30-8:30 PM M-TH $7/$5

*The Tomahawk Aquatic Center will have the following late summer schedule adjustments:
Evening Swim Sessions end August 11
Weekday Day Time Public Swim ends August 14
Weekend Day Time Public Swim available August 15-Labor Day

Before you visit, please note
  • Everyone in the swimming pool must wear a swimsuit. No street clothes, including leotards, colored t-shirts or cut-offs.
  • To keep our water safe: All children who are not toilet trained shall wear tightly fitting plastic pants over an approved water diaper. Diapers are available for purchase at the pool for $1, plastic pants are $2.
  • A concession stand is available during day time public swim and special events for your convenience. No outside food or beverages are allowed to be brought into the facility. If you bring food you are welcome to picnic in Central Park adjacent to the Aquatic Center.
  • Young non-swimmers must be supervised by an adult that is within an arms length at all times.
  • Adult supervision is required for everyone at the facility under the age of 12. Proof of age must be shown for youth attending without an adult. A special ID card may be obtained at Arrowhead Community Center.
  • Only floatation aids such as life jackets/puddle jumpers with a visible US Coast Guard Certified stamp are allowed in the facility.
  • Life jackets/puddle jumpers are not allowed on the slides.
  • Floatation toys such as rafts or tubes will be allowed at evening swim sessions only.
  • Swim muscles are not allowed.
  • Everyone entering facility will be charged admission.

Look for a complete set of rules posted at Tomahawk Aquatic Center

Concession Stand

Check out our concession stand with expanded seating and yummy snacks for your dining pleasure. The concession stand is open daily from 12-5 PM and at special events.

Pool Closing Policies

Inclement Weather – When the weather falls below 70 degrees or when storms threaten safety.

Swimming is prohibited when lightening is present; including a 30-minute period after the last lightning is sighted. If the pool is closed due to rain and the weather clears by 2:30pm, we will attempt to re-open the pool by 3:00pm. Other wise the pool will remain closed until the next open swim time. Swim Lessons will still be held.

Low Attendance – When there is less than 40 people at the pool the pool will remain open but the slide will close. When there is less than 20 people at the pool by 2:00pm the facility will close.

For Adult Lap Swim – swimmers must be present by 8:45 pm or the facility will close.

Safety Hazards – When a situation arises that would jeopardize the public health of those in attendance.

The pool manager has the authority to make the decision to close the pool for any of the above reasons. Please register at to received schedule updates.

Rain checks will be issued to those participants paying daily admission into the Tomahawk Aquatic Center and who are rained out within the first hour of their visit. These rain checks will only be issued from the Tomahawk Aquatic Center and only on the day of the closing.

Group Rates

The Tomahawk Aquatic Center is open to groups and day camps during public swim hours, 12:30-5:00 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm. Please call ahead to reserve your date (815-467-8015).

Day Camp Rate: $4.00 per person

In-District Group Rate:
$6 Daily 12:00-5:00 PM
$4 Evenings 6:30-8:30 PM

Out of District Group Rate:
$9 Daily 12:00-5:00 PM
$6 Evenings 6:30-8:30 PM

Summer Events at Tomahawk Aquatic Center!

This summer we’ll be mixing it up! Watch for postings on special game nights, crazy competitions and wristband specials that could get you free admission to other Channahon Park District facilities.

Floating Obstacle Course Nights
Friday, June 19 & Friday, July 24
“Floatie Night” is about to take on a whole new meaning. Come try your luck with a floating obstacle course, also known as a Wibit or Aquatrack. Climb, jump, and fall in, because it’s fun! This is a super fun summer event that you don’t want to miss!
Location: Tomahawk Aquatic Center
Fee/ResDesc: $7/$5 (season pass holders are free)
Time: 6:30-9:30 PM


Flick & Float – Sponsored by Merchants & Manufacturers Bank
Friday, July 10
Friday night, swimming at the pool, Floaties and a Flick! What could be better? We’ll be showing Toy Story 4 on the big screen. Popcorn will be fresh and ready to snack on. All floaties are welcome, though any obstructing the lifeguards view may be removed from the pool. (swim muscles are never allowed for safety reasons)
Location: Tomahawk Aquatic Center
Fee/ResDesc: $7/$5 (season pass holders are free)
Doors Open: 6:30 PM  Movie starts at dusk
Rain Date: July 13


Resident ½ Price Admission Night
Wednesday, July 29
As a part of National Night Out all Channahon Park District residents will get 50% off the price of admission. Concessions will be open with regularly priced items. Proof of residency required.
Location: Tomahawk Aquatic Center
Fee/ResDesc: $7/$2.50 (season pass holders are free)
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

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