Des Plaines Park District

Fall at the Park District


Join our team as a Post Season Lifeguard!

We are hiring! Apply Now!

Of course, it takes a huge team to get these facilities, programs and events into full swing and to operate them for the duration of the summer and we are recruiting for members of that team NOW. While we are the largest employer of youth in the community, we also have openings for and hire all ages. A few of the jobs available are lifeguard, pool staff, day camp staff, landscape crew, cashier, front desk staff, and more. Click here to see complete list of jobs.

H20 Nights

Ages 11–14, Grades 6–8
Join up with your friends at Chippewa Pool to listen to your favorite songs played by our awesome DJ. Includes pizza and soft drinks. All registrations must be made by 5:00p prior to each listed date. No day of registration will be accepted.
Select Fridays, 7:00–10:00p R/NR: $26

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Dance Open House

Saturday, September 9 • 9:45a–2:15p
Come enjoy a day of FREE Dance Classes and discover what makes the Des Plaines Dance Academy the place to dance! A variety of dance classes for all ages and abilities are taught by members of our professional Des Plaines Dance Academy Staff. These classes will include a variety of styles for dancers to experience. Held at Leisure Center, Studio 102. Parents are encouraged to stay and observe the class to see what the Des Plaines Dance Academy has to offer. Parents and students have an opportunity to speak with the instructors after each session. Attendees receive a $10 coupon good towards any 2023/2024 Des Plaines Dance Academy classes.

Click here for details.

Fall Fest at Lake Park

Friday, September 15 • 6–11p
Friday, September 16 • noon–11p
Friday, September 17 • noon–7p
3 Days of Family Friendly Fun • Free Admission • Free Parking
Carnival Rides, Booths & Games • KidZone! • Petting Zoo • Rock Climbing Wall
Food Court • Beer & Wine • Great Entertainment • History Center Tent • Sunday Car Show
Unlimited Carnival Rides for $30, Saturday & Sunday, noon–5p
KidZone, Saturday & Sunday, noon-6p

Click here for details.

Wibit Night at PLAC

All ages
Join us on Wibit Night for an evening of water and inflatable fun with the wiggle track and rodeo splash. Tickets go on sale online or at the PLAC front desk the Monday prior to each event. 
Max: 50
Friday, September 22 • Friday, October 20
Friday, November 17 • Friday, December 15
PLAC Member $5/Non-member $12

Floating Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 14
Ages 3–12
Skip the farm and pick your pumpkin in the pool! Activities include swimming, pumpkin picking, and decorating. Registration includes 1 pumpkin per child plus swimming for the entire family.
Children must be accompanied by a swimming adult.
Min/Max: 10/30 • Fee per child, R: $15/NR: $20
Click here for details.

Des Plaines Park District Community Concert Band Sunday Concert Series

Sunday, October 22 and Sunday, December 17
Concerts begin at 3:00p
Under the direction of Dr. Al Legutki at the beautiful Prairie Lakes Theatre.
Tickets are available at the door.
Adults $10 / Seniors and Students $8

Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 28 • Noon–3:00p
$2 per child (17 & under) • Adults free (2 max per group)
The Des Plaines Park District is hosting a Trick-or-Treating event for our Des Plaines residents. Visit all of our
decorated Park District trunks for treats (or tricks!) along with many Des Plaines community organizations and sports affiliates. Registration is required.
Resident registration opens Monday, October 2
Non-Resident registration opens Monday, October 9
Max: 250 people per time block
Prairie Lakes Community Center, Main Parking Lot, 515 E. Thacker St.
Click here for details.

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