8221 W 171st St
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(1.5 miles West of Harlem Avenue on 171st Street)
March 2, 2021
Park Operation Planning
The current planning for operating White Water Canyon Water Park is based on the 2020 guidelines from IDPH, CDC, Cook County Public Health and DCEO. We do anticipate the issuance of updated guidelines prior to our opening on June 5, 2021. As has been the case since last March, there may be many updates and changes throughout our planning.
For now, we know the following at this time:
- The facility can operate at 50% of standard capacity.
- Multiple groups of 50 guests are allowed as long as they are separated by 30 feet between each group.
- When guests are not in the water, masks need to be worn at all times in the facility.
- Our concession stand can open under DECO guidelines for bars/restaurants.
- Shared “equipment,” such as rafts, tubes, lounge chairs, etc., needs to be sanitized after use.
As always, we want to provide a fun and safe environment for all our guests at White Water Canyon Water Park. Our plans will be adapted as new guidelines come from the governing agencies and we will keep the public informed. As has been the case since last March, there may be many updates and changes throughout our planning. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work to make this a great swimming season!
Residents of the Tinley Park-Park District: $9 ($5 after 5:00 p.m.) - ($5 after 4:00 p.m. starting August 16th)
Non-resident: $18 all day
*An approved form of identification is required to obtain resident rates. Approved forms are listed below. Identification is required for each person in your group including all school-age children (children under school age will be admitted with parent's identification).
Hours of Operation
June 5 - August 15: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm / Members only may enter at 11:30 am
July 4 (Sunday): 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
August 16 - September 6: Closed Monday through Thursday
Friday (Aug. 20, 27 and Sept. 3): 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday (Aug 22, 22, 28, 29 and Sept. 4, 5): 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Labor Day, Sept. 6: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
White Water Canyon Water Park is 5 acres of swimming, splashing, sliding, water fun for the whole family! The main pool features a zero-depth entry with an interactive children’s play area, a 1-meter diving board, and a 3-meter drop slide.
Our continuously flowing lazy river is your place to relax in a single or double inner tube as you gently float around the 600-foot river. It will be your choice to take the adventure channel with splash buckets or remain on the relaxing path of this winding waterway.
The Spray Ground is full of interactive fountains, water cannons, arches that spray, flowers that squirt, and buckets that dump. It’s a wild, wonderful watery adventure for kids of all ages. The park is complete with a sand play area full of buckets, scoops, shovels and a triple sand and water play table.
The full-service concession stand will assist you in quenching your thirst or curbing your hunger offering everything from a quick ice cream cone or soft pretzel to a full meal of pizza or chicken tenders.
Membership Has Its Benefits
Annual Pass Holders can enter White Water Canyon every day 30 minutes prior to the park opening to the general public. Secure your favorite spot on the deck or under one of our large shade umbrellas for a full day of summer fun.
When you purchase a Resident Family Pass you’ll receive four coupons for your guests to enter at resident rates. Individual Resident passes receive two coupons. After August 15th, these coupons are valid for entrance after 4:00 p.m. weekdays and 11:00 a.m. weekends at resident rates.
2021 Membership Fees
Pre-Season Prices March 1 – May 21 / Regular Prices Begin May 22
Residency Requirements: Photo identification (bring one for each family member):
Residents 16 years of age or older:
- Current Drivers License
- State ID
Residents 15 years of age or younger:
- Tinley Park-Park District Resident ID Card (Get a free card at the Rec Center – click here for additional info on the Resident ID Card)
- Report card with name and address listed
- Child identification card
If residency is in question, further proof may be required. The Tinley Park-Park District and the Village of Tinley Park do not have identical boundaries. Please refer to the Tinley Park-Park District map for details.
White Water Canyon is a great place to have a party! Children age 5 and younger will have a blast at a Spray Ground Party with squirting flowers and spraying arches. A Birthday Party at White Water Canyon is one you won’t soon forget. For more information on parties at White Water Canyon, click here!
2021 Special Events!
2021 Friday Family Float Nights: June 25, July 16 and August 13
Bring your floats, rafts, noodles, tubes, or beach balls for use in our main pool from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.! Lifeguards will ensure that all flotation devices are safe and suitable for use.
Father’s Day 2021: Kids, treat your dad to a day of wet & wild fun. All dads pay just half-price entrance fee on Father’s Day Sunday, June 20!
2021 Appreciation Days: Appreciation Day passes will be distributed June 5 – June 12 and August 1 – August 8. Appreciation Day passes redeemable from August 16 through September 6.
Patrons who have paid a daily entrance fee are entitled to a rain pass in the event management closes the entire park for 2 or more hours due to rain or thunderstorms.
To redeem a rain day pass, present your receipt from the day a rain day was declared within 30 days (not counting the rain day), and you will receive free admission for the number of admissions purchased on the receipt. All guests using the rain day pass must be present at the time of redemption.