Morton Grove Park District Pools
The new pool project is moving quickly so we can meet our target opening date of May 24, 2014. The architectural firm of Williams and Associates and construction management firm, McHugh Construction, are working hard with the board and staff to complete all the details for the design of a new pool and bathhouse.
Oriole Pool Update - April 8, 2013
Residents had an opportunity to see the new plans at a community meeting held in March and the Board of Commissioners approved the final design for Oriole Pool and bathhouse on March 21, 2013. The staff at Williams Architecture are now working on the construction drawings to submit to the State (Illinois Department of Public Health) for construction permits. The construction management firm, McHugh Construction, will be the construction manager for the project. Ground breaking and construction are scheduled to begin no later then September. So please excuse our dust and thank you for your patience.
Take Part in the Future plans of Oriole Pool - February 18, 2013
Morton Grove residents are invited to learn more about the Park District’s exciting plans for a brand new pool at Oriole Park. The Park District needs your help to work with the architectural firm of Williams and Associates to design the new facility which could possibly include; a spray pad with fun interactive features, zero-depth entries, 25 yard competitive six lanes, a bathhouse, concession area and a multi-purpose room for programs.
The Morton Grove Park District will host two community meetings on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in the Activity Room of the Prairie View Community Center, 6834 Dempster Street. Designs for the project will be out for public review during the hours of 10:00am – 11:30am or 12:30pm – 2:00pm. Residents who attend these meetings will be able to offer their comments on the project.
Oriole Pool Update - Feb 7, 2013
We are working on some exciting new plans for Oriole Pool. At the end of the 2012 pool season, the Oriole Pool liner failed and after evaluating the costs associated with making the extensive repairs needed to open that pool for the 2013 season, the Board of Commissioners determined that it would provide a greater benefit to its residents to construct a new pool. Therefore, Oriole Pool will be closed for the summer of 2013. The Park Board has aggressively begun the development project which includes, developing our financial plan, hiring a construction management firm and soon we will be hiring an architectural firm. We also will be soliciting resident feedback on pool design so watch for future pool updates on the park district website. Demolition on the pool and bathhouse will begin around March 7, 2013 and construction of a new facility will begin sometime in late summer. We plan to reopen for the summer of 2014. So please excuse our dust and thank you for your patience.
Pools are now closed for the season - Sept. 3, 2013
The Morton Grove Park District’s Oriole and Harrer pools are closed for the season. The hot weather this summer brought thousands of patrons to the pools who enjoyed some really nice days to swim and have fun with their families and friends. We were open for 89 days of operation this summer with only 7 closings due to inclement weather. Our lifeguards were audited 3 times this summer by Ellis & Associates and received an “Exceeds Standards” rating every time. The auditors were also very impressed with one lifeguard in particular. Meghan Henry was awarded the Golden Guard. This is a hard award to achieve and is given to a lifeguard who displayed the highest standard in safety in all areas.
The pools may be closed but work continues. Every fall, the pools are evaluated to determine any deficiencies or areas of repair are needed before the next summer. Unfortunately, at the end of this season, Oriole Pool suffered a liner failure. The liner is the vinyl covering of the pool surface. On Labor Day, Harrer Pool’s last schedule day of operation, there was a mechanical issue. The pool pump responsible for pool circulation broke. The Superintendent of Parks and Facilities, Greg Jayne will be meeting with different contractors to assess both situation and gather information on repairs needed and their costs. After evaluations are completed, the options for repair work will be presented to the Park Board for review. The ultimate goal is to use the off season months to be ready for another fun summer in 2013.
For Morton Grove Park District Pool Updates - Call or Check First
Hotline: 847-965-7558, option #2
Supervisor Kari Redmond at 847-965-1200 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harrer Pool, 6250 Dempster St. 847-966-0984
|Harrer Pool Features
- T Shaped Pool
- 35 meter lap lane
- 2 One meter diving boards
- Large body slide
- Zero Depth Kiddie Pool
- Spray ground
- Full Service Concession Stand
|Harrer Pool Daily Fees
|Children ages 4 and older must have a pool pass or pay the daily rate.
Proof of residency required to receive Resident Rate
Harrer Pool 2013 Season Regular Hours
Pass holders and Morton Grove Residents only
Noon - 1:00pm
Regular Hours: 1:00pm-5:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm
||Noon - 9:00pm
||Noon - 5:00pm
||Noon - 8:00pm
||Regular Hours Begin
||10:00am - Noon. Open for season pass holders only.
||Noon - 5:00pm; no evening swim
|| Noon-5:00pm. No evening swim
| Aug. 12- 16
|| 2:00pm - 8:00pm
| Aug 17-18
||Noon - 8:00pm
| Aug. 24-25
||Noon - 7:00pm
| Aug. 26- 30
|Aug. 31-Sep 1
||Noon - 7:00pm
| Sep 2
|| Noon - 5:00pm
*Will begin 6/10 and end 8/13
2013 Pool Passes
To receive the "Early Bird" discount, you must purchase passes by Saturday, May 25, 2013.
||5% Discount May 1st-25th - R/NR
||As of May 26th - R/NR
|Individual Child (4-13yrs)
|Individual Adult (14+)
Limited Pool Pass (Punch Card)
Each punch card has six (6) daily admissions to Harrer Pool. Pass are good for the 2013 pool season only and are nor transferable or refundable. Must be purchased at Prairie View Community Center.
Pool Dates and Hours
2013 Pool Policies
- Outside food and beverage are no longer permitted in the pool facility. Food brought from home can be enjoyed outside at Harrer Park. Re-entry is available by getting your hand stamped before you leave. - NEW FOR 2013 SEASON
- Children age 4+ must pay admission fee.
- Children under 10 years old must be supervised by a guardian at least 16 years of age.
- Tight fitting rubber pants or Huggie-like Little Swimmers must be worn. No disposable diapers permitted.
- Pool will close if temperatures drop below 69 degrees and/or attendance drops below 10 patrons.
- No cameras/camera cell phones allowed in pool facility.
- Proof of residency must be shown to receive resident entry rates. Children must either have parent escort them inside with a current driver's license, or the child must show a Morton Grove Library card, Park District Teen ID or Gymnasium pass to prove residency.
- All swimmers must wear a swim suit with a liner. No athletic wear.
Pool Information and Hotline
In the case on inclement weather the Pool Hotline will have current information regarding pool closure. 847-965-7558 option 2 or check Home Page for Updates
2013 Pool Special Events
Middle School Nights at Harrer Pool
Middle Schoolers in 5-9th grade are invited to join us for swimming, water polo, ice cream and a DJ. Admission is $5.
|Friday, June 21, 2013
|Friday, August 9, 2013
Duck Races - Sponsored by Halogen Supply Company
Try your luck and pick the winning duck. First duck to the wall wins the heat. Duck races will be at the 12:45 and 1:45 fifteen minute safety breaks. Prizes for all winners.
| Harrer Pool - Saturday, July 13, 2013
Pool Pass Appreciation Day
We would like to thank our pass holders at this special time. Pool pass holders are welcome to come to either pool from 10:00 am to Noon.
|Harrer Pool - Thursday, July 4, 2013