Inspired by the rascally antics of the river otter, for which it was named, Otter Cove Aquatic Park overflows with playful attractions. Your splashtastic world of wet and wild water fun awaits you! With rides that twist, turn and twirl through water that shoots, sprays and spins, Otter Cove features dozens of safe and exciting activities sure to appeal to every water enthusiast, from the most energetic cannonballer to the most laid-back floater. Themed around a river otter and his friends, this facility features something for every member of the family. All pools are heated, between 80-82 degrees.
As part of the planning process for the St. Charles Park District’s 2005 Master Plan, the Park Board of Commissioners solicited the thoughts and preferences of residents through a professionally administered community survey. To respond to evolving needs, in 2007, the District appointed the Aquatics Ad hoc Advisory Committee which met over a series of months to study program and facility needs.
Upon recommendation of the committee, the Park Board sought voter approval of a $25 million referendum which included construction of a swimming pool complex. Voters overwhelmingly approved the referendum in February 2008.
Working with Williams Architects and Williams Construction Management, the Park District envisioned a full-service aquatic facility to accomodate all people of all ages and interests. In addition to offering a state-of-the-art facility, the District provides a comprehensive schedule of swim lessons, lap swim, lifeguard training, special events and a swim team.