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Centennial Beach

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Address: 500 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-5219
Phone Number: 6308485092
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Historic quarry-turned-swimming facility in 1931. Includes sand, grassy...

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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Best Beach Around

There's nothing not to love about this place. It's always clean and safe. Kids and adults have fun swimming, sunning, and using picnic sites. We've been coming here for decades... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Janis N
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's nothing not to love about this place. It's always clean and safe. Kids and adults have fun swimming, sunning, and using picnic sites. We've been coming here for decades. My only suggestion is to bring back the doggy swim day we used to have the weekend after Labor Day. I have no idea why they stopped doing it.

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Thank Janis N
Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the go to place for all. The beach has trees, benches, slides and of course sand for the kids. The swimming area is large enough for all ages so you will not have to watch out for others. The change area is new and the parking is right there. Even if you are not from Naperville you can... More 

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Thank Madeline A
Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Not many man made pools have a sandy beach which makes the centennial beach a special place. It's an area one can have a barbecue and play volleyball with family and friends. The beach is an ideal place for children to play on. The pool is spacious and can accommodate a lot of people. There is also a very nice... More 

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Thank Woodward63
Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a nice option for those looking to cool off on a hot summer day. Yes it does get crowded on hot days and many afternoons are filled with campers but it has never seemed to bother my children. My kids enjoy going to the beach from 5pm until dusk when the crowds are much smaller and the lines... More 

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Thank mark O
Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

You would not be able to tell that you were in the middle of a large suburb downtown area at Centennial Beach. The beach is made from a quarry and is lined with cement and sand. It is huge. The shallow end is perfect for little kids. There is also a waterslide in the diving area in the deep end.... More 

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Thank Gary1111
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Centennial Beach is pretty much a giant pool with a huge sand pit. There are two parts of the "beach". One is a 4 foot area with a slide and the other is a 15 foot deep area with some "islands" in the middle. You must pass a 100 yard free style swimming test or have past the 8th grade... More 

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Thank Joey_Cora
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This was a pleasant and nice place for a little stroll. We wanted a place to enjoy each other and this was nice.

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Thank run4roses2005
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to go to walk , have a rest . Beautiful natural views, water , trees, flowers... You really enjoy there ! Most time you see families there- parents with little children's as there are many interesting places there for children! You can even just sit on the grass and relaxing .

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Thank Ani B
Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Lots of fun. Can get crowded but there is plenty of space to spread out. sand/slide/sun just like a real beach!

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Thank Darci M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Check out the beach in town. Lots of space and tons of water! Bring the family, friends and a picnic lunch too! Get a tan! No pets allowed inside! Adult swim time available and rest breaks

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