Forest Park residents hoping to cool off a little this summer can get wet at the park district’s spray ground, which reopened on Friday, July 10.

The pool and sand area are not open, and the spray ground has rules in place to safeguard those using it and park district employees running it.

The spray ground, open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily, will grant admission every two hours, at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Only 50 patrons are allowed inside at a time and can stay for 90 minutes. Once 50 people have been allowed inside, no more will be granted entrance until the next time block.

Masks must be worn when entering and exiting the spray ground and when social distancing is not possible.

Locker rooms will be closed but port-a-potties are available in the area.

Chairs are not provided, but residents may bring their own and set them up inside one of the painted family areas.

Bathing suits are not required, but children in diapers must wear a swim diaper.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years old or above.

There will not be a lost and found; any items left at the end of the day will be discarded.

Open only to residents, a free pass is required and can be obtained at the park district office, 7501 Harrison St., during regular business hours. Visit the park district’s website at for more information.