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Centennial Beach

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Address: 500 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-5219
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+1 630-848-5092
11:00 - 20:00
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Historic quarry-turned-swimming facility in 1931. Includes sand, grassy...

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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Awesome for Illinois!

This beach is so awesome!! My boyfriend and I were in Chicago for a few days, and knew we wanted to visit this town again before we left (we were here a long time ago but don't... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Christina D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This beach is so awesome!! My boyfriend and I were in Chicago for a few days, and knew we wanted to visit this town again before we left (we were here a long time ago but don't remember much). SO worth the trip!! I'm so glad we came! The beach was amazing--so relaxing. Its well maintained and its huge!! Enough... More 

Thank Christina D
Naperville, Illinois
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71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I have been coming here with my children since they were little. It has everything you need for a summer day by the pool. Grassy areas, sandy areas, lots of trees for shade, sun, chairs, bring your own chairs, food, bring your own food and coolers, grills, volleyball area, plenty of parking space, reasonable prices, umbrellas (but not many). Shallow... More 

Thank 20Natalie20
Naperville, Illinois
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a great family place. My husband and I have gone for over 30 years; from our children loving the shallow end to diving off the boards. It is a wonderful family location and the kids love it! They have only improved it over the years. Clean, safe and fun.

Thank mkn444
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This pool is made as a lake and has enough area to swim, along with diving boards and picnic area, shaded, grass and sand, along with a concession stand, located in downtown Naperville in the park setting by the river.

Thank nancy K
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

a natural quarry type setting with a beach, starts very shallow and graduates slowly to the deep section where there is 3 diving boards and two wooden floating docks you can swim out to, there is an area you can cook out or by prepared snacks from the store on premise.

Thank Jeffrey A
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to Centennial Beach for many years, first with our 6 kids, now with grandchildren. We always have a great time. It's a testament to the town that they built the beach for the celebration of Naperville's 100th anniversary, built in an old quarry. Clean and well guarded, with sandy areas for little kids and shallow to deeper... More 

Thank Sherry W
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great place to bring a picnic and hang out on a hot summer day. Sand area, zero depth entry for the little ones and the deep end for those who want to dive and swim. Small town fun in the middle of a large community

Thank M2435GTjeffg
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I love the way Naperville has so very many attractions right in the middle of town. There are the paddle boats on the pond, Naper settlement, the walk along the river, major upscale clothing chains, Apple store, a big two-story Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, a dry cleaner, quaint little shops, great restaurants and a BEACH with concessions stand !!!

Thank ILoveToRead
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

There's nothing not to love about this place. It's always clean and safe. Kids and adults have fun swimming, sunning, and using picnic sites. We've been coming here for decades. My only suggestion is to bring back the doggy swim day we used to have the weekend after Labor Day. I have no idea why they stopped doing it.

Thank Janis N
Naperville, Illinois
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is the go to place for all. The beach has trees, benches, slides and of course sand for the kids. The swimming area is large enough for all ages so you will not have to watch out for others. The change area is new and the parking is right there. Even if you are not from Naperville you can... More 

Thank Madeline A

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