2222 Birch Street
Administrative Office Hours: Monday–Friday: 8:30a–5:00p
After Hours: 847-668-6983 (5:00–9:30p Monday–Thursday, and 8:30a–5:00p on Saturdays.)
Staff Contact Information
Map and Directions
The Leisure Center is where you’ll find the offices and administrative staff of the Des Plaines Park District, along with our Creative Corners Preschool, a well equipped Health Club, the Des Plaines School of Dance studios, the Game Zone!, a gymnasium, fitness classes, sports programs for ages 2–10, and special events like our popular Fantastic Fridays, and Leisure Lizards Stay & Play. For more information about the Administrative & Leisure Center, call 847-391-5700, M-F, 8:30a–5:00p.
The Park Board of Commissioners meets here on the third Tuesday of every month, at 7:00pm, in the David L. Markworth Boardroom. The public is always invited to attend. If you have questions about attending and speaking at a Board Meeting, please contact the Board Secretary, Donald Miletic, at 847-391-5700, or dm@DPParks.org
For more information about the Commissioners, Board meeting dates, and links to the Agendas and Minutes for Board meetings Click Here.
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ABOUT HEALTH CLUB RESERVATIONS
WINTER 2020-2021 FACILITY HOURS
Administrative Office Hours
Building and Health Club Hours
Hours and occupancy maximums are subject to change based on IDPH guidelines.
2020-2021 Holiday Hours
December 25–January 1, CLOSED.
Beginning Saturday, January 2, regular winter hours as posted above.
Posted December 21
Happy Holidays from the Des Plaines Park District!Due to the overwhelming response for reservations at the Aquatic Center and Fitness Center during the Tier 3 Mitigations, we are changing the schedules to open more times for our members. With slight alterations to the times, and with your help, we can provide an additional 120 reservations each week for the Aquatic Center, and 192 reservations each week for the Fitness Center. As a reminder, Prairie Lakes Community Center, Aquatic Center, and Health Club will be closed on Thursday, December 24 starting at noon and will reopen on Saturday, January 2 at the regularly scheduled facility times. This decision is not an easy one, due to the rise in COVID-19 numbers and holiday gatherings, the Park District is closing for safety reasons to protect its customers and staff. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have and look forward to providing recreational opportunities to all of you in 2021.
Please note two important changes:
1) The time between reservations has been reduced from 30 minutes to 15 minutes. We can accomplish the required cleaning in that time.
2) Your 1 hour reservation time must now include the time you need to prepare for swimming or working out, and the time you need to get ready to leave the building when you’ve finished your swim or your workout.
We understand that this will reduce your overall time by a few minutes. We hope the benefit to your fellow members outweighs this inconvenience. We’re all looking forward to spring and summer when IDPH guidelines should allow for more people in our facilities.
Aquatic Center members will continue to reserve their times online. Beginning December 28, Fitness Center members will be able to reserve workout times online as well. For those who have not used the Signup Genius site before, the process is simple. Details, and a Click Here To Reserve button are on the Aquatic Center website page and the Fitness Center website page. If you have questions, you can always call us: Aquatics, 847-390-4949, and Fitness, 847-391-5711.
• Reminder: Prairie Lakes and the Leisure Center are closed from noon on December 24 through January 1.
• Reservations for January 2–10 will open online at 8:30a Monday, December 28.
• Reservations for January 11–17 will open online at 8:30a Monday, January 4.
In order to accommodate as many members as possible in the new schedule, please note that you will be able to reserve up to four time slots per week. Each member will need to make their own reservations. We look forward to seeing you soon!
All of us at the Des Plaines Park District wish you and your family a safe, healthy holiday season, and a happy, peaceful new year!
Donald Miletic, CPRP
Des Plaines Park District
Posted December 15
To Our Members:
Thank you for being a valued member of the Des Plaines Park District Prairie Lakes Community Center, Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center, and the Health Club at the Administrative and Leisure Center. These facilities will be closed on Thursday, December 24 starting at noon and will reopen on Saturday, January 2 at the regularly scheduled facility times. This decision is not an easy one, due to the rise in COVID-19 numbers and holiday gatherings, the Park District is closing for safety reasons to protect its customers and staff. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have and look forward to providing recreational opportunities to all of you in 2021.
Our Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) membership’s December bills saw a reduction of 50% on the December 15 cycle as a result of the facility closures. Our Monthly
& Annual paid in full members will have their membership dates extended for the closure dates for the week after Thanksgiving and the upcoming week after the Christmas holiday. We do not anticipate future closures at this time and will continue to evaluate the effect of membership usage due to current and future mitigations. We understand each situation is unique and will be further reviewing memberships prior to billing any Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) in the January billing cycle and Monthly & Annual memberships through adjusts and extension of services, as needed.
If you feel your membership needs additional attention, feel free to contact one of our facility managers to discuss potential changes.
Donald Miletic, CPRP
Des Plaines Park District
Updated December 7, 2020
Until further notice, Tier 3 Mitigation Guidelines will continue to affect park district programs and facilities. While we encourage everyone to follow the stay at home advisory and limit social gatherings, we’re committed to providing our members with as many recreation services as possible under the current guidelines.
The Administrative & Leisure Center, along with Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center and Prairie Lakes Community Center, will close at noon on December 24 and remain closed through January 1. These facility closings are a safety precaution, as most COVID-19 related exposures occur after some type of indoor gathering. Within a short time after those gatherings, individuals know if they have been exposed or are infected with the virus. All three facilities will reopen on Saturday, January 2 at their regular times.
Golf Center Des Plaines is open year-round, except for December 25. December 24 and 31 we close at 5:00p.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please stay safe throughout the holiday season.
The Administrative & Leisure Center holiday hours:
• Closed December 25–through January 1.
• Beginning Saturday, January 2, regular winter hours.
About Membership Adjustments
Memberships that were paid in full will have their expiration date extended by the number of days the facility is closed to the public. Memberships paid monthly via EFT will receive a credit/reduction to their monthly billing amount for the number of days closed to the public since the prior month’s billing cycle.
To Our Program Participants
• We continue to monitor the Tier 3 mandates and guidelines, and will post information about the safe reopening of facilities and programs as soon as it is available.
• Up-to-date information will be posted at DPParks.org, on the specific page for a class, program, or facility. Your program supervisor can be reached via their email address listed on the website HERE, and in the Spectrum Program Guide.
• Be assured that refunds and credits will be provided automatically for all days that the facility has been closed.
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HEALTH CLUB RESERVATIONS
For reservations: Please all 847-391-5700 Monday–Friday, 8:30a-5:00p.
• No walk-ins. We recommend making your reservation at least one day before.
• Same-day reservations will be taken if space permits.
• All reservations are for 1 hour, with 30 minutes between each start time.
• Health Club capacity is 4 people during each reservation time
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The Health Club at the Leisure Center
• 8:30–9:30p Monday–Thursday only.
Saturday (The Leisure Center is closed on Sundays)
When you arrive, please call 847-391-5700. (Call 847-668-6983 after 5:00p and on Saturdays).
Your reservation will be confirmed by a staff member.
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Remember to check the park district website for the most complete,
up-to-date information about changes to facility and program schedules.
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Open Gym Hours
Until further notice, during Phase 4 (and Tier 3 Mitigations) there are no open gym hours.
Updated schedules are posted in the facility each month.
Availability is subject to change due to park district programming, rentals and events. It’s always best to call and check the daily schedule. 847-391-5700 (M-F, 8:30a–5:00p) or 847-668-6983 after hours and on weekends.
Open Gym Fees
Adult resident, $4
Adult non-resident, $6
Youth* resident, free before 5:30p M–F
Youth* resident, $3 after 5:30p M–F
Youth* resident, $3, Saturdays and Sundays
Youth* non-resident, $4
*17 and younger.
For Elementary and Middle School students, a parent or adult chaperone must sign in and remain in the building. Valid ID and sign-in is required for all participants.