Des Plaines Park District

Martial Arts

Shotokan Karate at Prairie Lakes

Illinois Shotokan Karate Club is Chicagoland’s premier karate school taught under the instructions of John Dipasquale, a four time national champion, US National Coach and President of the US National Karate Federation

Karate is offered year round. To register online, Click Here.

Victory Martial Arts Academy

Victory Martial Arts Academy provides students ages 5–11 with the opportunity to learn many different disciplines. Techniques will be focused on, boxing, kickboxing, judo, wrestling and jiu-jitsu. Classes are available year round. To register online, Click Here.

Other classes offered year round include Taekwondo, Tai Chi and Fencing. To read more about these programs and register online Click Here

Taekwondo 4+ Year round
Tai Chi 18+ Year Round
Youth Fencing 6-14 Year Round


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