Des Plaines Park District

Administrative & Leisure Center

2222 Birch Street
After Hours: 847-668-6983 (After 5:00p M–F and on weekends)
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
For more information about the Commissioners, Board meeting dates, and links to the Agendas and Minutes for Board meetings Click Here.

Building Hours

Monday–Friday: 7:00a–9:30p
Saturday: 8:30a–6:00p
Sunday: 8:30a–6:00p

Summer Hours
Memorial Day, May 25 through Labor Day, September 7
Monday-Friday: 7:00a–9:00p
Saturday: 8:30a–5:30p
Sunday: 8:30a–12:30p

2020 Holiday Hours

The Leisure Center and Health Club are closed on these holidays:
Sunday, April 12
Monday, May 25
Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4
Monday, September 7
Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27
Friday, December 25
Friday, January 1, 2021

Reduced hours:
Thursday, December 24, 7:00a–12:30p
Thursday, December 31, 7:00a–12:30p

Administrative Office Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30a–5:00p
Staff Contact Information

The Leisure Center Health Club

Monday–Friday: 7:00a–9:00p
Saturday: 8:30a–5:30p
Sunday: 8:30a–5:30p
2020 Holiday Hours are listed above.
Visit the Health Club website page.

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, $4, Saturdays and Sundays
*17 and younger.
Elementary and Middle School students please note:
A parent or chaperone must sign in with you and remain in the building while you are in the gym.

Open Gym Spring Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:45–5:30p NOTE: Half gym only, on Mondays & Tuesdays.
Wednesdays: 2:45–5:30p & 6:30–9:00p
Fridays: 2:45–9:00p
Saturdays: Closed for park district programming
Sundays: 3:00–5:30p
Holiday hours: See above.

Open Gym Exceptions:
Open Gym is not available on these days and times:
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11/4/19–3/20/20: Get Your Wiggles Out, 10:30a–noon.
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3/30–4/24: Get Your Wiggles Out, 10:30a–noon.
Monday 2/17, Tuesday 2/18: School Day Off Leisure Lizards program. Read more
Friday, February 28, Saturday, February 29, and Sunday, March 1: The annual Des Plaines Valley Geological Society Gem Show

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.

Please Note: Elementary and Middle School students
A parent or chaperone must sign in with you and remain in the building while you are in the gym.