Des Plaines Park District

Prairie Lakes Community Center

Prairie Lakes Community CenterPrairie 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 and After Hours Phone Number: 847-391-5713
Complete seasonal information is in our Program and Events Guide, available online and in our facilities.

2020 Hours

Including the Prairie Lakes Fitness Center
, 5:30a–8:00p
Saturday & Sunday, 8:00a–4:00p
— Holiday Hours —
November 26, 7:00a–noon
December 24, 7:00a–1:00p
December 25, Closed
December 31, 7:00a–1:00p
January 1, Closed.
Hours and occupancy maximums are subject to change based on the most current IDPH guidelines.

Prairie Lakes Community Center Rentals

For complete room and facility rental information, Click Here.
Contact Mary Ann 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!
Download a PDF of the Fitness Center Membership and Renewal Form. It includes Silver Sneakers®, Prime® Fitness, and Renew Active™.
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 Aquatic Center, which is planned to open July 18, 2020, please be aware of changes to the outdoor path. Signs are posted to help ensure your safety in the construction zones.

Here are four very special Fitness Membership programs that we offer.

Prairie Lakes Community Center – SilverSneakers LogoPrairie Lakes Community Center – Prime Fitness logo

We’re 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 programs are a benefit that’s included in more than 65 Medicare health plans, that 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!

Prairie Lakes Community Center – Renew Active fitness program logo

We proudly serve Renew Active™ by UnitedHealthcare members.
Renew Active™–available with select UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans–is a fitness program for body and mind that’s designed around you and your health goals.


Health Minds Healthy Bodies logo

The Park District, in conjunction with Maine Niles Association of Special Recreation (MNASR),
is honored to serve our Des Plaines injured veterans through the Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies program.

Gymnasium Rental

Full Gym, per hour: Des Plaines Resident: $160/Non-resident: $242
Half Gym, per hour: Des Plaines Resident: $80/Non-resident: $121
Facility Rental website page

Prairie Lakes Theater Rental

For information, please call 847-391-5711.
Theater Rental Rules (PDF)
Theater Seating Chart (PDF)
Theater Rental Fees (PDF)

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