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Centennial Beach

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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It does look like a beach!!

Nice place for family outing, middle of downtown Naperville. Place to be for kids during summer. If... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Naperville, Illinois
Great for all ages

Great value for Naperville residents. There is a sandy beach area with zero depth entry. The deep... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Laura S
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“deep end”(21 reviews)
“zero depth”(9 reviews)
“sand area”(8 reviews)
Historic quarry-turned-swimming facility in 1931. Includes sand, grassy area for picnicking, shallow-end slide, water play features, diving boards and more.
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500 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-5219
+1 630-848-5092
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Centennial Beach for over ten years. It has more wrong with it than right, but it is close to home. This year half the lake/pool was closed for the entire year. One of the few good things about Centennial Beach...More

Thank IloveJan
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Nice place for family outing, middle of downtown Naperville. Place to be for kids during summer. If swimming doesn't interest you you can enjoy the sun on the beach.

Thank mkhan15
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great value for Naperville residents. There is a sandy beach area with zero depth entry. The deep end has several diving boards. The lifeguards all seem well trained and engaged with the serious nature of their job. There is a snack bar and plenty of...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We have never been to a more unique beach/pool with part old quarry deep end and part sand.! Grassy and shady areas with picnic tables, adirondack chairs, and umbrellas surround the pool. Swim lanes at least Olympic length allow for serious lap swimming as does...More

Thank jdholtbuddy
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We went to this pool specifically because it was large with a deep end. When we arrived, signs were posted that the deep end was closed for the day with the exception of the diving board. That was disappointing especially since admission for non-residents is...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful beach. Lots of lifeguards. Zero depth entry. Diving platform. Sand for the kids to make sand castles. Some shady areas for picnics. It is well maintained. Security on site. We really enjoyed it there. Our only complaint was the expensive entry...More

Thank northernerpalmtreelo
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Went with my daughter, son-in-law, friend and granddaughter and we had a nice time. My 3yr old granddaughter LOVED it! She loved playing in the sand and swimming in the pool that wasn't too deep for her to stand up in. We had lunch there...More

Thank jlm1949
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Naperville is blessed to have this gem of a place we call Centennial Beach. Once a limestone quarry now a family fun place to hang out. We buy the annual family passes each year as it's the place to hang out again and again.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great place to cool off with your kids on a hot summer day. Water, sand, slides, shade and ice cream... Beautiful setting right off Naperville Riverwalk.

Thank traveltheworld222
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Love that they have such experienced life guards. Food is available if hungry. They keep the place very tidy

Thank Bienfang
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Response from Legalgrl09 | Reviewed this property |
If by SUP you mean paddle board then I would say no. I don't think even rafts are allowed as there was no one that had anything like that there.
19 July 2015|
Response from tanidab | Reviewed this property |
Daily Admission Resident $6.00 Resident (after 5:00 p.m.) $3.00 Non-Resident$10.00 Non-Resident (after 5:00 p.m.) $3.00