Sholem Aquatic Center, Champaign

#15 of 26 in Theme Parks in Illinois
Water Park · Hidden Gem · Water / Amusement Park
The Sholem Aquatic Center is a family waterpark run by the Champaign Park District. Opened in 2006, Sholem is home to two twisting body slides, a winding tube slide that exits into a lazy river, a lap lane area, zero depth entry, children's pool, plenty of play features, a full service concessions area, and grassy lawns with plenty of shaded seating. Sholem is proudly lifeguarded by our internationally award winning Ellis & Associates certified staff.

2017 Open Dates: May 27 – September 4

Public Swim Hours*


Pass Holders: 12-7p

General Public: 12:30-7p


Pass Holders: 11a-7p

General Public: 11:30a-7p

*Reduced Hours: We are only open from 4-7 pm on weekdays from Memorial Day until June 2 and then again when Unit 4 resumes school in August until Labor Day when we close for the season.

*Potential Opening Delays: On 6/10, 7/15, and 8/5 , opening delays of 12p or later may occur due to swim meets and the Mini-Tri. Please call ahead or check the website.
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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
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  • only bad experence was kids kept playing and raceing in lap lanes. Finnaly i told them this is for lap swimming not private playtime.  more »
  • This is a very nice pool, with special additions. Great for a day in the town for a relaxing experience.  more »
  • The Kids had a great time, the staff could be a little friendlier however the water was clean the place looked really nice and people were safe so I'd say overall they really do their jobs well. I will return again.
  • Had an awesome time again with the kids. Plenty of activities for them, separate section for the really little ones and our son, who is too small for the individual slide enjoys riding double into the lazy river. Also there is a park right across the driveway and a picnic area with a top where we had pizza and cake for our daughter's birthday!

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