Tinley Park-Park District  •  8125 W. 171 St. •  Tinley Park, IL 60477  •  708.342.4200  •  TinleyParkDistrict.org
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White Water Canyon Water Park Rules

  • Admission to the pool shall be refused to all persons having any contagious disease, infectious conditions such as colds, fever, ringworm, foot infections, skin lesions, diarrhea, vomiting, inflamed eyes, ear discharges, or any other condition which has the appearance of being infectious. Persons with excessive sunburn, abrasions which have not healed, bunion pads, adhesive tape, rubber bandages, or other bandages of any kind shall also be refused admittance. A person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior shall not be permitted in the pool area.
  • An adult over the age of 18 must accompany children 10 years of age and under at all times. No child under the age of 11 is allowed to be in the Water Park without this adult supervision.
  • No alcohol is allowed in the Water Park.
  • Cigarettes and other forms of tobacco are prohibited.
  • Gum and oil products are not allowed in the Water Park.
  • All persons are encouraged to take a shower before entering the pool area.
  • Personal conduct within the pool facility must be such that the safety of self and others is not jeopardized. No running, boisterous or rough play, except supervised water sports, is permitted.
  • Only clean footwear, baby strollers, or wheelchairs are allowed in the pool area or bathhouse.
  • Personal floatation devices are not allowed on the slides. You must ride our approved tube on the water tube slide. Personal floatation devices worn in the pool must be Coast Guard approved and be worn properly. Coast Guard approved life vests are available inside the park when you leave your drivers licenses for collateral.
  • Non-swimmers and those wearing life vests must have a chaperone 18 years or older within arm's reach at all times.
  • Patrons with special needs should make their needs known to pool staff.
  • Do not bring valuables into the Water Park. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Only swimsuits may be worn in the pool and on the pool deck. Cut offs, street clothes including leotards, unlined basketball type shorts and dark colored t-shirts will not be permitted in the pool.
  • All children who are not toilet-trained are required to wear tightly fitting rubber or plastic pants over a swim diaper. Swim diapers may be purchased inside the park. This rule will be strictly enforced. A swim diaper alone is not adequate protection.
  • Diving in shallow water less than five feet deep is not permitted. Caution shall be exercised in the use of the diving facilities.
  • Swimming is prohibited at outdoor swimming pools when lightning is present, including a 15-minute period after the last lightning is observed.
  • If present, lifeguards are responsible for enforcing safety rules and responding to emergencies. Parents or guardians should supervise their children.
  • No one should swim alone.
  • The pool management has the authority to implement and enforce rules that are more stringent or that supplement those listed here. Persons violating regulations will be subject to eviction from the park without a refund.
  • The Water Park will be closed at the sole discretion of the Pool Manager in the case of rain, lightning, or any unsafe condition. The pool may re-open when the danger has passed.
  • Food, lunches, snacks and coolers may not be brought into the park. Sealed plastic water bottles may be brought in if the seal has not been broken. Patrons attempting to enter the pool with outside food or drink will be required to return these items to their vehicle prior to entering the park. We reserve the right to search the contents of bags, purses, and/or large containers.
  • Bags, purses, and diaper bags may be searched for your safety.
  • Full size lockers are available in the locker rooms. Patron must bring their own lock to secure their belongings. Locks must be removed each day as locks that are on lockers after the park has closed are cut off. Smaller coin operated lockers for wallets and small items are available inside the park.
  • Daily hours may be adjusted and/or sections of the facility closed due to air temperatures, inclement weather, attendance or staffing.
  • Parents or guardians are held responsible for supervising their children. Lifeguards are on duty only to enforce rules and to respond in emergency situations.
  • You must be 42" or taller to ride the body and tube water slides. You must be 42" or taller and know how to swim in order to ride the drop slide or dive from the diving board.
  • All state and local health laws apply
  • The Tinley Park-Park District reserves the right to add rules as deemed necessary.

Portions of these rules are copied directly from the IDPH Illinois Swimming Pool and Bathing Beach Code and are not subject to change.

Picnic Shelter Rental Rules

  • All garbage must be bagged and disposed of in receptacles provided. If garbage cans will not be adequate for disposal, it is the renter's responsibility to provide the necessary materials to dispose of the trash properly.
  • Parking is allowed in designated parking areas only.
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Only beer and wine are allowed and must be kept under the Park Shelter.
  • Any disruptive activity, obnoxious behavior or loud noise will not be permitted and could result in cancellation of the event.
  • A full list of our Shelter Rules and Regulations will be provided with your Permit Request. Please contact our friendly staff at the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center located at 8125 W. 171st Street or call (708) 342-4200.
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