Des Plaines Park District
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  • Upcoming Programs & Events

    Kankakee Day Trip

    Kankakee Outdoor Adventure, and History Legends Trip. Join us on these fun and educational trips, led by Mary Lou Anderson, to sites in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.

    Movies in the Park

    The Des Plaines Optimist Club is providing free Movies in the Park this summer, on select Fridays, in Lake Park. 

    Park It!

    Come out and play with us in your neighborhood park. This year, our enthusiastic Park It Patrol will be at six parks, leading a Wednesday evening of games, crafts, and fun for the whole family!

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    Our Facilities

  • Prairie Lakes Community Center

    At the heart of the Park District, Prairie Lakes has a Fitness Center, a full gymnasium, the 298-seat Prairie Lakes Theater, and rooms for fitness and dance classes, party rentals...

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  • Golf Center Des Plaines

    The premier golf practice facility in the Midwest. 80-bay driving range, on the 3 tiers; 1-1/2 acre short game practice area; Chicagoland's only fully lighted 9-hole, par-3 course...

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  • Lake Park Golf Course

    A sporty 18-hole short course, set around Lake Opeka. A favorite for beginners of all ages, and experienced golfers who want to hone their short game. New this year, FootGolf!

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  • Mountain View Adventure Center

    18-hole Adventure Mini-Golf, with an old-time mining town theme; Batting Cages for baseball and softball; Skate & BMX Bike parks. Great for parties, group outings and fundraisers...

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  • Prairie Lakes Fitness Center

    A state-of-the-art fitness center, with Cybex, Lifecycle, LifeFitness,and Precor equipment; personal training, lockers, saunas, and a whirlpool. Towel service included!

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