Des Plaines Park District

Parks, Pools & Facilities

The Des Plaines Park District features 7 major facilities, which include an indoor Aquatic Center with an 8-lane, 25-yard competition and lap pool, splash pad and wellness pool; a water park; two golf courses; a Fitness Center, and a Health Club, both with lockers, saunas and whirlpools; an Adventure Center with an 18-hole mini-golf course, batting cages and a Skate/BMX park; a Game Zone; 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 or 847-391-5711.
To contact our staff, Click Here.
To contact the Parks Department staff, call 847-391-5744.
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 Aquatic Center: 847-390-4949 website
Prairie Lakes Community Center: 847-391-5711 website
Chippewa Pool: 847-390-4956 website
Iroquois Pool: 847-391-5724 website


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