Des Plaines Park District

Parks, Pools & Facilities

The Des Plaines Park District features 6 major facilities, which include a water park, two golf courses, a fitness center with lockers, saunas and a whirlpool, an 18-hole mini-golf course, batting cages and Skate/BMX parks, a Teen Center, Creative Corners Preschool, the 298 seat Prairie Lakes Theater, and the premier golf practice facility in the Midwest: Golf Center Des Plaines. We have two neighborhood pools, and we own or maintain 56 parks, facilities, and green spaces across Des Plaines. We are also a major sponsor of the Des Plaines History Center, and contribute to the Frisbie Senior Center. Click on any park in the list to see pictures of the open space and amenities, read information about the park, and learn about any upcoming events.

We have interactive maps to help you find swimming pools, basketball courts, walking paths, baseball fields, and other park amenities across the district.

We have downloadable PDFs of maps with a list of amenities, and maps showing the location of every Memorial Tree that is planted in our parks. We also have the wonderful City Street Map, with every street and ward in Des Plaines listed. To access those maps, roll over the blue “Parks and Facilities” tab on the menu bar above, and click on “Parks & Facilities Maps”.

For more information, call 847-391-5700.
To contact the Parks Department staff, call 847-391-5744, or Click Here for the complete staff list.
The Park District is independent of the City. If your question involves a city service or department, we’ll be happy to direct you to their contact information.

Administrative and Leisure Center: 847-391-5700 website
Golf Center Des Plaines: 847-803-GOLF website
Lake Park Golf Course and Marina: 847-391-5730 website
Mountain View Adventure Center: 847-391-5733 website
Mystic Waters: 847-391-5740 website
Prairie Lakes Community Center: 847-391-5711 website