2222 Birch Street
Administrative Office Hours: Monday–Friday: 8:30a–5:00p
847-391-5700 • Fax: 847-391-5707
After Hours: 847-668-6983 (5:00–9:30p Monday–Thursday, and 8:30a–5:00p on Saturdays.)
Staff Contact Information
Map and Directions
Current IDPH Mask Guidance
Due to the current surge of COVID-19 infections, the Cook County Department of Health has instituted a county-wide face mask mandate.
Beginning Monday, August 23, park district staff and all visitors are required to wear a face mask while inside any Des Plaines Park District facility. This includes the Golf Center Des Plaines, Lake Park Golf Course Clubhouse, Leisure Center, Oakwood Maintenance Facility, and the Prairie Lakes Community Center.
Guidance from the Cook County Health Department, IDPH, and CDC is updated frequently. We monitor this guidance and act accordingly in order to keep our staff, our program participants, and members of the public who are in our facilities safe at all times.
We appreciate your understanding and support of this important health requirement.
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.
Fall Hours Beginning September 13
Monday – Friday 7:00a–9:30p
— Holiday Hours —
November 25, 7:00a–noon
November 26, Closed
December 24, 7:00a–noon
December 25, Closed
December 31, 7:00a–noon
January 1, Closed
Open Gym Hours
Until further notice there are no open gym hours.
Updates will be posted here and at the Leisure center.
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.