The city sports an array of indoor and outdoor swimming facilities, but nothing compares to Holstein Park’s commodious pool. The deep end hits twelve feet, there’s a separate pool for the kids and the pool is wide and long enough for everyone to keep to themselves. It seriously puts East Bank Club’s members-only rooftop pool to shame. Conveniently located in Bucktown’s residential quarters, Holstein’s pool attracts young professionals and families, and eschews some of the riffraff of other pools. If only diving boards were allowed.
2200 North Oakley
Best of Chicago 2009