Des Plaines Park District

Prairie Lakes Community Center

Prairie Lakes Community Center

515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines  Map and directions.
Front desk: 847-391-5711
Fax: 847-391-5715
Emergency After Hours Phone Number: 847-391-5713
Shelli Sarg, Facilities Manager
Complete seasonal information is in our Program and Events Guide, available online and in our facilities.

Regular Hours

Winter, Spring and Fall
Monday–Thursday: 5:30a–10:30p
Friday: 5:30a–9:30p
Saturday: 7:00a–7:00p
Sunday: 7:00a–5:00p
Sunday, April 21: Closed
Monday, May 27: 7:00a–noon

Summer Hours

June 3–September 1, 2019
Monday-Thursday: 5:30a–9:30p
Friday: 5:30a–8:00p
Saturday: 7:00a–6:00p
Sunday: 7:00a–5:00p
4th of July: 7:00a–noon
Labor Day, September 2: Closed

Prairie Lakes Community Center Rentals

For complete room and facility rental information, Click Here.
Contact MaryAnn for additional information. 847-391-5700.
See photos of all Park District rental facilities.
Free Wi-Fi is provided in the Mountain View Rooms and Prairie Lakes Theater.
A deposit is required for all room and kitchen rentals: R: $75/NR: $150
All fees shown are per hour.

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center

One of the most popular features of the Community Center is the Prairie Lakes Fitness Center, a state of the art exercise facility. Year-round, we are open early and late, to fit your workout schedule! The Fitness Center features a wide variety of Cybex strength training equipment, 19 pieces of cardio equipment, saunas, a whirlpool, locker rooms and much more. Members and daily users can pick up a fresh, warm towel at the front desk, and then enjoy a full body workout in a spacious, positive environment, with high vaulted ceilings and mirrored walls. The center has a Cardio Vision System which includes individual receivers on most of the cardio equipment, so you can listen to programs from your choice of six flat panel TV screens.
Come in for a tour. We’re always happy to show you around!
The indoor walking/jogging track is free!
The outdoor path is available for walking, jogging, rollerblading and bicycle riding. PLEASE NOTE: During construction of the new Prairie Lakes Indoor Pool, spring 2019 through May of 2020, please be aware of changes to the outdoor path. Signs are posted to help ensure your safety in the construction zones.

Here are a few of the additional Fitness Membership programs that we offer.

SilverSneakers Logo

The Des Plaines Park District is proud to welcome members of the award-winning Tivity Health™ SilverSneakers® and Prime® Fitness programs. Both are available to members of participating health plans and employer groups. The SilverSneakers  and Prime Fitness program is a benefit that’s included in more than 65 Medicare health plans, and it provides a full membership to the Prairie Lakes Fitness Center. The SilverSneakers and Prime Fitness programs at the park district have an additional benefit: full use of the Fitness Center at Prairie Lakes and the Health Club at the Leisure Center. We’ve made it easier for you to get fit and stay healthy. Check your eligibility today, give us a call, and let’s get started!  Read More…


Health Minds Healty Bodies logoThe Park District in conjunction with Maine Niles Association of Special Recreation (MNASR) to offer the Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies program serving our Des Plaines injured veterans.  Read….


Gymnasium Rental

Full Gym: R: $146/ NR: $220
Half Gym: R: $73/ NR: $110

Prairie Lakes Theater Rental

Contact Shelli Sarg, Facilities Manager, 847-391-5711.
Theater Rental Rules (PDF)

NOTE:*An additional $17 per hour charge applies if a room and/or facility rental
exceeds regular Prairie Lakes Community Center hours.