Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center Set To Open: Info On Opening Day, Pool Hours, Seasonal Pass Prices And Daily Fees Inside

Kids Have Fun At Fred Hampton Pool
Kids having fun at Fred Hampton Pool. (Photo courtesy West Cook YMCA).

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Maywood — At a regular board meeting on Tuesday, May 20, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement between the Village and the West Cook YMCA, which will operate the Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center at 300 Fred Hampton Way for the second consecutive year. This year, the Board agreed to split the costs of operating the pool with the YMCA down the middle and to share in any profits that may be realized from the venture. Below is a press release issued by the West Cook YMCA that provides pool hours, daily fees, seasonal pass costs and other important information you may want to know:

Maywood’s Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center Set to Open 2014 Swim Season Under West Cook YMCA’s Management

Maywood,  IL – May 22, 2014–Maywood’s Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center, at 300 Fred Hampton Way, will be open one day in May – Memorial Day, Monday May 26 from12 noon to 7 p.m.  – and then officially will reopen for the summer season beginning Sunday, June 8, and continue through Sunday, August 17, the same hours, from 12 noon to 7 p.m.

“The opening of the Maywood pool and aquatic facilities for the season, especially after such a challenging Chicago-area winter, is a wonderful cause for joy among all members of the community who enjoy exercising in an outdoor pool,” said Phillip Jiménez, president and CEO of the West Cook YMCA that will manage and operate the facility for the third season.

“We’re very pleased that the West Cook YMCA, which has a long history of operating aquatic programs and properties, can partner once again with the Village of Maywood, one of ten west suburban communities whose residents we serve,”Jiménez said.

“This opportunity to serve the people of Maywood is an excellent demonstration of how the YMCA operates beyond its own walls on South Marion Street in nearby Oak Park to respond to a community need,” he said.

“Through a partnership between the Village of Maywood and the YMCA, kids, families and seniors in Maywood will have an opportunity for an enjoyable summer of swimming in the Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center’s pool.

“This is a fine example of the intersection of the YMCA’s missions to advance healthy living, foster youth development and develop social responsibility,”Jiménez said.

Kim Polk, the West Cook YMCA’s Aquatic Director, will supervise the Maywood Center’s staff.

In addition to public swim hours, the Aquatic Center will also provide swim lessons, host day care camps and schedule private events.

Check the West Cook YMCA’s web site for hours when the Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center will be open or contact Kim Polk, Aquatic Director, West Cook YMCA,

Seasonal Passes, according to the following schedule, can be purchased at: West Cook YMCA, 255 S. Marion St. Oak Park or online @ or by phone 708.383.5200.

Maywood Village Hall, 40 Madison Street, Maywood 708-450-6300

Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center, 300 Fred Hampton Way, Maywood

Maywood Library District, 121 S. 5th Avenue, Maywood 708-343-1847

Maywood Park District, 921 9th Avenue, Maywood 708-344-4740

Maywood Fine Arts, 25 N. 5th Avenue, Maywood 708 865-0301

$40 Youth

$60 Non-Resident Youth

$50 Adult

$70 Non-Resident Adult

$80 Family of 3

$100 Non-Resident Family (3)

$90 Family of 4+

$110 NR Family (4+)

Daily Fees

$5 Youth ages 10 – 17

$7 Non-Resident Youth

$8 Adult ages 18 – 54

$10 Non-Resident Adult

$6 Adult ages 55+

$ 8 Non-Resident Adult 55+

$10 Families of 3

$12 Non-Resident Families of 3

$13 Families of 4+ *

$15 Non-Resident Families of 4+ *

*Families of 4 + accommodates up to 7 individuals

Group Rates for swim parties and lessons are available. Contact Kim Polk for details at

About the West Cook YMCA

Annually, the West Cook YMCA touches the lives of more than 10,000 residents of Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Bellwood, Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, River Grove and Stone Park.

The YMCA builds strong collaborative relationships that improve the quality of life in these communities by conducting more than 100 weekly programs and classes either inside the YMCA or through outreach as a “YMCA without walls,” such as operating the Village of Maywood Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center. VFP

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