Pool - City of Galena


Alice T. Virtue Memorial Pool / Galena Water Park

1811 Field Street
Galena, Illinois 61036
815-777-0802 Pool / 815-777-1050 City Hall


We are excited to share that The Alice T. Virtue Memorial Pool / Galena Water Park is planned to open Friday, June 4, 2021 under pandemic mitigation guidance defined by the CDC, IDPH, and federal, state, and local governance. Closing date: August 15, 2021.

VISIT OUR NEW POOL WEBSITE: www.galenapool.com

Swimming Lessons
ONLINE REGISTRATION--tentatively beginning May 4 at noon on at galenapool.com/swim-lessons. We will also have phone support to assist with registration. Call the pool phone: 815-777-0802 or City Hall: 815-777-1050.

As in the past, we plan to offer 4 10-day sessions of swimming lessons: 

Session 1—June 7-18
Session 2—June 21-July 2
Session 3—July 5-16
Session 4—July 19-30

$40 Children Preschool - Learn to Swim Level 7
$55 Junior Lifesaving
$25 Parent Child Aquatics Class, Ages 6 months - 2 years (dates to be determined)
$25 Adult Classes, Ages 19+ (dates to be determined)

Adult Swim / Water Walking
Noon - 12:45 p.m. daily
$1 per day / paid at the time of the online reservation

Public Swim Times—by reservation
During Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan for COVID mitigation, we are limited to 125 swimmers at a time. Registration is required and may be done on our new pool website (in development) or by calling 815-777-0802. 

Public Swim Session 1 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily
Public Swim Session 2 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. daily
$2.50 per session / paid at the time of the online reservation

At this time, we will allow a swimmer to sign up for two sessions on the same day, but each swimmer must exit the pool at the end of each session and then check in again for session 2 because disinfecting procedures need to take place between sessions. If we find that we are not able to accommodate enough different swimmers, we may change this policy.

Guidelines are provided under current Phase 4 mitigations. If we are able to move to Phase 5 at any point during the season, we will be pivoting to any newly defined standards.


Due to pandemic mitigation and systems needed to implement, this year we will NOT be offering: 

Season Passes
Private Pool Parties
Concessions--a beverage vending machine will be available; swimmers are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic drinks. Glass is not allowed in the pool confines.


Please check back for updated forms, schedules, and online registration. We look forward to seeing you this summer!



Constructed in 1987 with a $350,000 renovation in 2005, the Alice T. Virtue Memorial Water Park offers residents and visitors outstanding and well-kept water park amenities in a picturesque setting. The large zero-depth main pool is complimented by a water slide, a drop slide, a diving board, a zero depth children's pool, and picnic shelters.




The City of Galena
101 Green Street
Galena, Il 61036
T 815.777.1050
F 815.777.3083
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
About Us
The City of Galena is located in the unglaciated area of Northwest Illinois. Our rolling hills, history, 19th century architecture and opportunities for year round outdoor recreation attract nearly a million visitors a year. Galena is a safe, healthy and vibrant place to raise a family, start a business or enjoy retirement. Click here for a short video about Galena’s unique lifestyle.
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