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Centennial Beach

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Great for all ages

Great value for Naperville residents. There is a sandy beach area with zero depth entry. The deep... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laura S
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Centennial Beach Naperville, IL

We have never been to a more unique beach/pool with part old quarry deep end and part sand.! Grassy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Naperville, Illinois
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Historic quarry-turned-swimming facility in 1931. Includes sand, grassy area for picnicking, shallow-end slide, water play features, diving boards and more.
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500 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-5219
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Laura H
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

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

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.

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Great place to cool off with your kids on a hot summer day. Water, sand, slides, shade and ice cream... Beautiful setting right off Naperville Riverwalk.

Thank traveltheworld222
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Love that they have such experienced life guards. Food is available if hungry. They keep the place very tidy

Thank Bienfang
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This beach was very clean and family friendly. You can set up your chairs on the grass and then go play in the sand and the water away from your stuff so you don’t leave with sand all over you. The kids have to take...More

1  Thank Asia G
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Great water pipes feature for kids. Slides for both beginner and expert swimmers. Great lane dividers for shallow amd and deep ends. Good burgers and other yummy treats. Bring some lawn chairs or beach towels. Kinda pricy but sonetime they had buy one get one...More

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June 27, 2018|
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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