Centennial Park Aquatic Center Named as Chicago Magazine's "Best of Chicago"

Centennial Park Aquatic Center Named as Chicago Magazine's "Best of Chicago"
Posted on 07/28/2016

Orland Park, IL (July 27, 2016) -Chicago Magazine recently confirmed what those from the area have known for years--- the Village of Orland Park's Centennial Park Aquatic Center is the best waterpark in the Chicagoland area.

The August 2016 issue, now available on newsstands, honors the people, places and things that Chicago Magazine readers and editors voted as tops in town.

"Centennial Park Aquatic Center is the place to be in Orland Park during the hot summer months," said Mayor Dan McLaughlin. "There's something for everyone and we encourage those who haven't had a chance to visit to make sure they stop by."

The facility is in its 25th season and offers a zero-depth pool with a water play feature, two body speed slides, 328-foot tube slide, a 200-foot flume slide, a platform cliff jump and a drop slide. Those who would rather float than swim or slide can take a ride around bends and under waterfalls on the lazy river.

The concession stand offers food for purchase, coolers are welcome for those who wish to bring their own snacks and two picnic pavilion areas are available for guests. Sand volleyball courts are located on the south end of the facility. Men, women, and family changing rooms with lockers are available.

"The aquatic center is not only fun, it is family-friendly and safe," said Village of Orland Park Trustee Pat Gira. "The lifeguard staff has received more than 20 perfect, 5-Star safety audits over the last seven years from Starfish Aquatics Institute."

Centennial Park Aquatic Center is located within the village's 192-acre Centennial Park along with nine baseball fields, Dogout Dog Park, Grinding Edge Skate Park, 75-acre Lake Sedgewick, Kevin Hertz Memorial Playground, seven soccer fields, two horseshoe areas, two fishing piers, two sand volleyball courts, bike/walking paths and a Winter Wonderland ice rink (seasonal).

For more information about the Centennial Park Aquatic Center, call the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department at (708)403-7275 or visit orlandpark.org.