Des Plaines Park District

Lake Opeka Shoreline Restoration Project

Rendered photos portraying the future improvements along the shoreline at beautiful Lake Opeka.


Spring 2024

This spring our shoreline will begin a makeover! This restoration project will address years of erosion due to high water levels from flood mitigation and wave action from strong winds. The Des Plaines Park District’s initiative prioritizes safety with eco-friendly solutions, creating a thriving recreational hub for generations to enjoy.
A Sustainable Approach:
We’re committed to environmental responsibility. Our project will repurpose and reuse existing materials, minimizing our environmental footprint. This approach extends to the incorporation of native aquatic plants, which will not only beautify the shoreline but also improve the lake’s health by filtering pollutants from stormwater runoff.
A Vision for the Future:
This project transcends immediate concerns. We’re building a vibrant waterfront for the enjoyment of future generations. The revitalized shoreline will offer enhanced accessibility, making it more welcoming for all. Additionally, its improved aesthetics will foster a thriving recreational experience, inviting residents to explore, relax, and connect with nature in a whole new way.
Currently the path is closed during construction for the community’s safety.
Stay tuned for further updates!

Shoreline Types


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