Des Plaines Park District

Arndt Aquatic & Recreation Facility


The Des Plaines Park District is proud to announce we were awarded $7M dollars from the Build Illinois Grant Program through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for expenses for this project.  We will be again working with Cordogan Clark & Associates as our architects on this project and look forward to offering this full park renovation to the Des Plaines Community!

  • Construction start date began late October 2022.
  • Tentative opening of outdoor pool August 2023, depending on various factors we may see during this upcoming year (supply chain, weather, labor etc)
  • The 2023 Arndt Pool Season will run into September weather permitting.
  • Iroquois Pool was closed at the end of the 2022 season. Demolition will be required to return the land back to District 62. This was completed in April 2023.
  • Admission / Pass options for 2022 Iroquois Pool users will be available for the 2023 season


  • Arndt Park Pool Features: 6 Lane Competition Pool, 2 Diving Boards , stairwell entry, 2′-3′ foot shallow area, 3.6′ – 4.6′ of swim-able water & 5.0′-7.0′ deep water swim, Deck Shade Structures
  • Pool Building Features: Locker Rooms, Family Changing Rooms, Concessions & Eating Area
  • Interior & Exterior Renovations to the existing Field House
  • Concessions available May- September
  • Sport Team Locker Room usage available April-May & September-October
  • Walking/ Bicycle  Path Loop, ADA Accessible
  • 2 Picnic Shelters
  • Basketball Court
  • Tot Sled Hill
  • New Playground with ADA Access to equipment
  • Parking Lot Expansion
  • Outdoor Bathrooms
  • Detention
  • Security Cameras &  Lighting


Arndt Park Overall Site Plan

Aquatic Center


Administrative & Leisure Center2222 Birch Street • 847-391-5700

Golf Center Des Plaines353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF

Lake Park Golf Course & Marina1015 Howard Avenue • 847-391-5730

Mountain View Adventure Center510 E. Algonquin Road • 847-391-5733

Mystic Waters2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-390-4949

Prairie Lakes Community Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-391-5711