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“A Beach in the middle of town...”
Review of Centennial Beach

Centennial Beach
Ranked #4 of 48 things to do in Naperville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Historic quarry-turned-swimming facility in 1931. Includes sand, grassy area for picnicking, shallow-end slide, water play features, diving boards and more.
Reviewed October 17, 2012

A beach in the middle of town. Who would have thought.. The beach is active, clean and includes sand. Years ago it was a distressed quarry and some residents stepped up to make it a beach. Best decision ever. It is located along the river walk with many mature trees.

1  Thank PattyGustin
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"deep end"
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"sandy beach"
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"zero depth"
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"sand area"
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"swim test"
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"snack bar"
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"great beach"
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"summer fun"
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"old quarry"
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"life jackets"
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"high dive"
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"on duty"
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

This is a great outdoor pool located in Downtown Naperville. It is larger than a usual pool and features a diving board area, deep end, lap lanes, and shallow area with slide. These is also a sand area and playground, food, and grassy area for tanning.
Depending on the day, it may be a challenge to get a beach chair. Also, the water is dark and not as clear as in a tiled pool. It also may be a bit chilly.
Locker rooms are good, but crowded during times like upon closing for the day.
Parking is ample, but usually full. Some fairly close parking can be found in the surrounding residential area.
A season pass is a great value if you plan several repeat visits.

2  Thank Taisia K
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

I have lived in Naperville for 33 years. This beach is the better than Lake Michigan can ever hope to offer. It's private, but not. It is a must see to believe.

2  Thank traveler2030
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We have lived in Naperville for 4 years. My boys love going to Centennial Beach. It's local, easy to park at and not too crowded in general. We usually go towards evening. The price is great for residents and even the food prices are reasonable at the concessions stand. The lifeguards are great. The bathhouse is clean, well maintained and very nice looking. We did one session of swim lessons this summer and plan on returning for all three sessions next summer! Super fun instructors.

1  Thank Andee963
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

I got to Cenetnnial Beach all the time. I love it there it is so relaxing & it never really seems that crowded. I go there to swim laps. The I usually relax with my book in the shade under a tree. There are diving boards & a couple of floats, lap lanes & a sand beach for the kids. The bottom is cement. Great place & close to home. I get a season pass for only $40.

1  Thank cheribob
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