HOURS

OPEN DAILY

Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, Aug. 11

  • Resident Hours: 10AM - 7PM
  • Non-Resident Hours: 1 - 7PM

BACK-TO-SCHOOL HOURS

Saturday & Sunday: 10AM - 6PM
August 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 & Sept. 1

HOLIDAY HOURS: 10AM - 3PM

  • Monday, May 27: Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 19: Juneteenth
  • Thursday, July 4: Independence Day
  • Monday, Sept. 2: Labor Day

CLOSED

Aug. 12 - 16, Aug. 19 - 23 and Aug. 26 - 30

  • GRAND OPENING - MAY 25, 2024

    AMENITIES

    • Sprayground with three splash areas (tots, families and teens)
    • Abundant seating with lounge chairs and shade
    • Renovated plaza area with picnic tables and benches
    • Shower rooms
    • Private rental area for parties and group outings with shade structure
    • After-hours private rentals available


    DAILY ADMISSION

    • All fees are per person, including adults.
    • The Sprayground is available to residents from 10am to 7pm during regular scheduled hours, and non-residents from 1pm to 7pm.
    • Anyone ages 2 and up will need a season pass or a daily admission for entry.
    • Downers Grove residents must show a Driver's License, State ID or a School ID to receive the resident daily admission rate.
    • Entry is dependent on capacity limits.
    Sprayground daily fee Resident Non-resident
    Child (Ages 2-15) $5 $15
    Adult (Ages 16+) $2 $10

    ADVENTURE FALLS SPRAYGROUND SEASON PASS

    AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS ONLY - Valid May 25 to Sept. 2, 2024
    Purchase an Adventure Falls season pass and enjoy UNLIMITED Sprayground admission all summer long! All passes are sold individually (not a family pass).
    • Resident child (ages 2-15): $10
    • Resident adult (ages 16+): $5
    • Caregiver add-on (ages 16+): $5 (one per resident household; purchase of 1 resident adult pass is required)

    LEARN MOre


    special promo days

    Father's Day: June 16

    Dads receive free entry from 10am-7pm

    Sundae Funday: June 30

    Free ice cream for all paid visitors from 2-4PM

    Mother's Day: July 14

    Moms receive free entry from 10am-7pm

    Grandparent's Day: Aug. 11

    Grandparents receive free entry from 10am-7pm


    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Capacity of the Adventure Falls Sprayground is 200 persons. If capacity is reached, individuals will only be permitted entry as individuals leave the Sprayground area. We encourage you to enjoy our Mini Golf Course, Concessions and Playground if the Sprayground reaches capacity.
    • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other responsible person at least 16 years of age.
    • Groups of 15 people or more must have a reservation for entry. Visit dgparks.org for group reservations.
    • Clean and proper swim attire must be worn while using the Sprayground.
    • Outside chairs are permitted, but lounge chairs are also available.
    • Food is not permitted in the Sprayground. All food must be consumed outside the Sprayground or in the Concessions Plaza. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
    • Concessions are available for purchase during Adventure Falls open hours.


    WEATHER & capacity updates

    All updates on hours of operation, closures and capacity will be communicated through Rainout Line. View updates online or subscribe to receive push notifications.

    Weather

    Adventure Falls Sprayground and Mini Golf Course may temporarily close due to unsafe weather conditions. Rain checks will not be issued.

    Capacity

    Capacity of the Adventure Falls Sprayground is 200 persons. If capacity is reached, individuals will only be permitted entry as individuals leave the Sprayground area. We encourage you to enjoy our Mini Golf Course, Concessions and Playground if the Sprayground reaches capacity.

    SUBSCRIBE TO RAINOUT LINE


    BIRTHDAY PARTIES, GROUP OUTINGS AND PRIVATE RENTALS

    Please check the website at dgparks.org for information regarding Birthday Parties, Group Outings and Private Rentals at Adventure Falls Sprayground / Mini Golf after May 1, 2024.
  • ADVENTURE FALLS SPRAYGROUND SEASON PASSES

    AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS ONLY

    Valid May 25 to Sept. 2, 2024
    Purchase an Adventure Falls season pass and enjoy UNLIMITED Sprayground admission all summer long! All passes are sold individually (not a family pass).

    • Resident child (ages 2-15): $10
    • Resident adult (ages 16+): $5
    • Caregiver add-on (ages 16+): $5 (one per resident household; purchase of 1 resident adult pass is required)


    HOW TO PURCHASE

    Available for purchase May 1 to July 8, 2024

    Online:

    • Beginning May 1
    • Requires photo and pass pickup at Adventure Falls, Recreation Center, Lincoln Center or Lyman Woods
    • Note: Caregiver add-on passes are not available online; available in person at the Recreation Center or Lincoln Center

    In person:

    • Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Rd.:

      Monday to Friday from 5AM to 9PM and Saturday/Sunday 7AM to 6PM
    • Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave.: Monday to Friday from 9AM to 4PM
    • Season passes are not available for purchase in person at Adventure Falls; please use the online option.
    • All newly created households entered in our system are audited within 48 hours for residency status in the Downers Grove Park District. If your address falls within park district boundaries and we cannot verify your ownership or residency at that address, you will be contacted to provide proof of residency.

    Purchase Season Passes


    RECEIVING YOUR PASS

    All season pass holders will need to have a photo taken and pick up their season pass.

    Photo and pass pickup:
    • Adventure Falls Sprayground, 6801 Main St.:
      Daily from 10AM to 7PM (beginning May 25)
    • Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Rd.:
      Monday to Friday from 5AM to 9PM and Saturday/Sunday from 7AM to 6PM
    • Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave.:
      Monday to Friday from 9AM to 4PM
    • Lyman Woods Interpretive Center, 901 31st St.:
      Monday to Saturday from 9AM to 4PM and Sundays from 10AM to 2PM


    USING YOUR PASS

    • All pass holders must present their season pass to enter.
    • Upon arrival, please visit the "Season Pass" window to present your pass and receive your wristband.
    • Replacement passes may be purchased for $5 each.
    • Capacity of the Adventure Falls Sprayground is 200 persons. If capacity is reached, individuals will only be permitted entry as individuals leave the Sprayground area. Get updates

    view sprayground informatiON

    Questions regarding season passes? Contact us at cpatton@dgparks.org.

  • Shade Structure Rental

    Transform your next gathering into an unforgettable event! Reserve our exclusive shade structure with picnic tables at the sprayground and host the ultimate party experience. Whether it's a birthday bash, family reunion, or just a day out with friends, our shaded area provides the perfect spot to relax, dine, and celebrate in style. Shade structure reservations are available in 2-hour time slots 7 days a week during open hours.

    Benefits

    • Bring your own food
    • Exclusive use of the shaded area
    • Discounted admission rates for the sprayground and mini golf

    2-hour Rental Times (available daily)

    • 10:30am-12:30pm
    • 1:30-3:30pm
    • 4:30-6:30pm

    2-hour Rental Rates

    • Weekends: $200
    • Weekdays: $50

    Discounted Sprayground Admission

    • Children (Ages 2-15): $4 per guest
    • Adults (Ages 16+): $2 per guest

    Discounted Mini Golf Admission Rate

    • $4 per guest

    Rental Information

    • Available during regular open hours
    • Must reserve 1 week in advance
    • Group size: 25-person maximum
    • Rental payment is due at the time of booking
    • Provide group headcount (including season pass holders) and admission fees at least 48 hours in advance

    Rental Process

    • Submit the online request form
    • Staff will contact you to confirm if the date is available and provide the rental contract, waiver and payment information.
    • The person reserving the shade structure is responsible for signing the waiver and paying for all guests.
  • The Downers Grove Park District is actively engaged in the completion of operational plans for the inaugural year of the Adventure Falls Sprayground. Continuous assessment of our operations will be conducted, and adjustments will be made as necessary during the season. We thank you for your patience as we strive to deliver the optimal experience with this new amenity.

    Why is the Park District charging a fee to enter the Sprayground?
    It's not uncommon for public splashpads to charge admission fees to cover operational costs and ensure the sustainability of the facility. Charging admission fees helps offset expenses related to staffing, maintenance, monitoring, and other operational needs. In the case of our Sprayground, where monitoring capacity levels, chemicals, and mechanicals are essential for safety and proper functioning, the generated revenue from admission fees can contribute to maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for visitors.

    Why is the non-resident fee significantly higher than the resident fee?
    The construction of Adventure Falls Sprayground was funded with non-referendum general obligation bonds paid for by the residents of Downers Grove Park District through their property taxes. Because of this, the Park District is providing residents with a deeply discounted rate in addition to a season pass option.

    Why do residents receive early entry from 10am to 1pm?
    The construction of Adventure Falls Sprayground was funded with non-referendum general obligation bonds paid for by the residents of Downers Grove Park District through their property taxes. Because of this, the Park District is providing residents with special resident-only hours.

    How will Adventure Falls check residency?
    To receive the resident rate, residents will be asked to present a valid driver's license or state ID at the time of purchase.

    When will season passes be available for purchase?
    Season passes will be available to Downers Grove residents only from May 1 thru June 30, 2024. Passes must be purchased at the Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Rd, during regular business hours.

    Why is there a capacity limit of 200?
    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is the regulatory agency that enforces state laws and requirements for aquatic facilities in Illinois. The capacity limit (maximum bather load of 200) is set based on the size of the sprayground. The perimeter fencing around the sprayground creates an entry point for staff to monitor capacity to meet this IDPH requirement.

    What happens if the capacity limit is reached?
    We encourage you to enjoy our Mini Golf Course, Concessions and Playground if the Sprayground reaches capacity. All updates on hours of operation and closures will be communicated through the Rainout Line system, which is available for download at dgparks.org.

    How will staff monitor capacity levels?
    All guests will receive a wristband upon admission. Staff will monitor guests in and guests out to ensure capacity is within the required limits.

    Am I permitted to leave and re-enter the Sprayground?
    Yes. Guests may leave the Sprayground and re-enter on the day of their paid admission (provided that capacity limits allow). This will provide guests with the opportunity to enjoy other Adventure Falls amenities during their visit.

    What happens if the Sprayground closes early due to severe weather?
    If our lightning detection system alerts that lightning is imminent, the Sprayground will be temporarily closed. If given the "all clear" alert, the Sprayground will reopen if possible. Weather updates will be posted to the Rainout Line system available for download at dgparks.org.

    Can I rent the Sprayground for parties or events?
    Information about rentals will be available online beginning May 1.

    Is food allowed in the Sprayground?
    No. Food must be consumed outside the Sprayground in the park or in the concessions plaza. Non-alcoholic beverages are permitted inside the Sprayground.

    Where are the restrooms and showers?
    Restrooms are located outside of the Sprayground on the east side of the concessions building. Shower rooms are located inside the restrooms and require a key for entry. See the admissions window for access.