Des Plaines Park District

Ice Skating and Sledding

ARNDT PARK SLED HILL

The sled hill will be open during construction. Street Parking is available on White St. Illinois St. and Howard Ave.

Map and directions.

Rules & Regulations

  • The Park District provides unsupervised sledding at the Arndt Park Sled Hill daily until 10:00p, if conditions permit. Lights On = Sled Hill Open. Lights Off = Sled Hill Closed.
  • Sledding, snowboarding, and similar activities are only permitted within the fenced area.
  • You assume the full risk and responsibility for determining that all conditions are safe for using the hill for sledding, snowboarding, and similar activities. You further assume full risk and responsibility for any injury resulting from using the sled hill, or from being on or around the sled hill.

WINTER SLED HILL UPDATES:  Watch for quick info on the Park District App or Facebook.


PARK DISTRICT ICE SKATING RINKS

Rules & Regulations

  • The Park District provides unsupervised ice skating at 4 neighborhood parks daily until 10:00p, if conditions permit.
  • Recreational ice skating takes precedence over hockey playing. Skaters and Players: please be considerate and share the ice.
  • We ask that all skaters be considerate of our neighbors during evening hours.
  • After a snowfall, please wait until our crew works to clear the ice to make it safe for skating.
  • You assume the full risk and responsibility for determining that all conditions are safe for ice skating and sledding, including ice hockey and similar activities, and you further assume all risk and responsibility for any injury resulting from using any unsupervised ice skating areas.
  • Arndt Park, 1990 White Street at Howard Avenue. One hockey goal. (Closed during construction)
     Map and directions
  • Bluett Park, 1408 Thayer Street. One hockey goal.
     Map and directions
  • Cornell Park, (Rink is on Drake Lane at Ardmore Road.) One hockey goal.
    Map and directions
  • West Park, 651 S. Wolf Road. One hockey goal.
    Map and directions

WINTER RINK UPDATES: Watch for quick info about quality of the ice in all locations on the Park District App and Facebook.

Ice making conditions

If you have questions about the conditions, please call 847-391-5744.

We need several days of below freezing temperatures in order to fill the rinks and make and maintain good, smooth ice.
When the weather turns cold enough, ice rinks are installed in these parks.
Our crew works in the early morning hours to make ice at the four outdoor rinks.

This picture at West Park was taken when the temperature was -3 degrees! Great work being done by our outstanding crew in these frigid conditions. Not only do they take care of parking lots, buildings and sidewalks—they also do a fantastic job making the rinks skateable for everyone.

Watch a video about how our crew builds
ice rinks in neighborhood parks
:

www.instagram.com/p/CYXfDREBWC9/

 

 

Ice Skarting and Sledding

West Park.

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