4 kid-free public pools
1. Holstein Park During “open swim”—the Park District’s name for swimming sans tots—tatted hipsters and bikini–clad yuppies lounge on a strip of cement deck at the north end. 2200 N Oakley Ave (312-742-0249). Open swim: Mon–Fri 1–3:45pm; Sat, Sun 12:30–3:15pm.
2. Pulaski Park Most kids stay near the wading pool, leaving the north side for adults to take a dip in the deep end. 1419 W Blackhawk St (312-742-7559). Open swim: Mon–Fri 1–4:45pm; Sat, Sun 1–3:45pm.
3. Dvorak Park Stow your bag in a locker (it’s a rule—so BYO lock). You’ll be greeted by a crowd-free pool with South Side hipsters dotting the large deck. 1119 W Cullerton St (312-746-5083). Open swim: Mon-Thu 12:45–5pm; Fri 2:30–5pm; Sat 2:30–6pm; Sun 1:30–6pm.
4. Hamlin Park Fit twentysomethings lounging on the cement deck will make you wish you rocked the Shake Weight before you hit the slightly-too-cold water of this clean, spacious pool. 3035 N Hoyne Ave (312-742-7785). Open swim: Mon–Fri 1:15–3:45pm; Sat, Sun noon–3pm.