We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Centennial Beach

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Review Highlights

Nestled close to downtown Naperville. Centennial Beach is a place for babies through senior... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dennis D
Naperville, Illinois

Not a bad place to go on a warm summer day. the pool is just like a beach you just walk in until... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
Paul F
Read all 153 reviews
All photos (19)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“deep end”(23 reviews)
“zero depth”(10 reviews)
“life guards”(8 reviews)
Historic quarry-turned-swimming facility in 1931. Includes sand, grassy area for picnicking, shallow-end slide, water play features, diving boards and more.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
See all hours
500 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-5219
+1 630-848-5092
Improve This Listing
Reviews (153)
Filter reviews
151 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews deep end zero depth life guards snack bar great beach deep water deep area old quarry high dive adirondack chairs non residents diving board hot summer day on duty bring your own open water unique pool
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 151 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nestled close to downtown Naperville. Centennial Beach is a place for babies through senior citizens. Rolling hills, a sandy beach, and picnic areas populate this area. There are numerous well trained life guards who are attentive to all visitors. There is a snack bar which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dennis D
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Not a bad place to go on a warm summer day. the pool is just like a beach you just walk in until you reach your comfort level and depth. the deep end is is around 15ft with some diving boards. they have a snack...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul F
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We have been going to Centennial Beach for over ten years. It has more wrong with it than right, but it is close to home. This year half the lake/pool was closed for the entire year. One of the few good things about Centennial Beach...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank IloveJan
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Nice place for family outing, middle of downtown Naperville. Place to be for kids during summer. If swimming doesn't interest you you can enjoy the sun on the beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mkhan15
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great value for Naperville residents. There is a sandy beach area with zero depth entry. The deep end has several diving boards. The lifeguards all seem well trained and engaged with the serious nature of their job. There is a snack bar and plenty of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank litttlelaura75
Reviewed August 24, 2018

We have never been to a more unique beach/pool with part old quarry deep end and part sand.! Grassy and shady areas with picnic tables, adirondack chairs, and umbrellas surround the pool. Swim lanes at least Olympic length allow for serious lap swimming as does...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jdholtbuddy
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We went to this pool specifically because it was large with a deep end. When we arrived, signs were posted that the deep end was closed for the day with the exception of the diving board. That was disappointing especially since admission for non-residents is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank B9436XOlaurah
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful beach. Lots of lifeguards. Zero depth entry. Diving platform. Sand for the kids to make sand castles. Some shady areas for picnics. It is well maintained. Security on site. We really enjoyed it there. Our only complaint was the expensive entry...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank northernerpalmtreelo
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Went with my daughter, son-in-law, friend and granddaughter and we had a nice time. My 3yr old granddaughter LOVED it! She loved playing in the sand and swimming in the pool that wasn't too deep for her to stand up in. We had lunch there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jlm1949
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Naperville is blessed to have this gem of a place we call Centennial Beach. Once a limestone quarry now a family fun place to hang out. We buy the annual family passes each year as it's the place to hang out again and again.

Date of experience: August 2018
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 nearby hotels
Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk
179 reviews
.35 miles away
Stardust Motel
11 reviews
1.59 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Naperville/Warrenville
629 reviews
2.18 miles away
SpringHill Suites Chicago Naperville/Warrenville
262 reviews
2.19 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 524 nearby restaurants
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
832 reviews
.30 miles away
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Naperville
559 reviews
.33 miles away
Egg Harbor Cafe
261 reviews
.29 miles away
Sullivan's Steakhouse
318 reviews
.37 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 82 nearby attractions
752 reviews
.29 miles away
Dupage Children's Museum
210 reviews
.59 miles away
Naper Settlement
210 reviews
.34 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
June 27, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from lauradD5522HS | Reviewed this property |
July 28, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Legalgrl09 | Reviewed this property |
If by SUP you mean paddle board then I would say no. I don't think even rafts are allowed as there was no one that had anything like that there.
July 18, 2015|
Response from tanidab | Reviewed this property |
Daily Admission Resident $6.00 Resident (after 5:00 p.m.) $3.00 Non-Resident$10.00 Non-Resident (after 5:00 p.m.) $3.00