Pool - City of Galena


Alice T. Virtue Water Park

1811 Field Street
Galena, Illinois 61036
815-777-0802 Pool / 815-777-1050 City Hall
2019 Pool Opening: Tuesday, June 4     Pool Closing: Sunday, August 11
2019 Lessons Early Registration: Wednesday, May 1, 4 - 6:30 pm at Galena City Hall, 101 Green Street
Registration continues during normal business at City Hall until the pool opens. When the pool opens, register at the pool.
Holiday Hours: July 4  11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Public admission, no specified water walking, adult laps swim, nor swimming lessons on this day.

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, picnic shelters, deck chairs and loungers and a full-menu concession stand.
Both season passes and walk-up daily admissions are accepted for admittance. 
Season passes are available at City Hall during off-season at a discounted rate. When the pool is open for the season, passes need to be purchased at regular rate at Galena Water Park. 

Season Pass Application

Pool Rate Schedule

The City offers American Red Cross certified swimming lessons for infants through adults beginning in June of each year. Early registration begins Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 4 - 6:30 pm at Galena City Hall, 101 Green Street. Please print and complete these forms to expedite your registration. 

Swimming Lessons Schedule

Swimming Lessons Level Descriptions

Swimming Lessons Registration Form


Book your private rental of the pool. The pool is available for private rental on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the pool season. Lifeguards are provided as part of the rental. The concession stand is optional. Check availability here or call the pool at 815.777.0802 for more information. Private pool rental is $175.



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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