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.


For our Prairie Lakes Fitness Center,
Indoor Track, and Gym & Courts Members

Until further notice, a reservation is required to to use the facility.


Fitness Center members should reserve workout times online.
If you have not used the Signup Genius site before, the process is quick and easy.
Click a button, then select your day and time.
Questions? You can always call us at 847-391-5711.

Check availability for January 25-31.

 

 

 


Reserve now for February 1-7.

 

 

 


Reservations for February 8–14 open at 8:30a Monday, February 1.
Wait for it…

 

 

 


Posted December 21
Updated January 11

Due to the overwhelming response for reservations at the Aquatic Center and Fitness Center during the Tier 3 Mitigations, we have changed the schedules to open more times for our members. With slight alterations to the times, and with your help, we can provide an additional 120 reservations each week for the Aquatic Center, and 192 reservations each week for the Fitness Center. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we look forward to providing more recreational opportunities for all of you in 2021.

The reservation schedule for the Health Club at the Leisure Center is not changing.
• Call 847-391-5700, M-F, 8:30a–5:30p to reserve.

Please note two important changes for all reservations:
1) The time between reservations has been reduced from 30 minutes to 15 minutes. We can accomplish the required cleaning in that time.
2) Your 1 hour reservation time must now include the time you need to prepare for swimming or working out, and the time you need to get ready to leave the buildings when you’ve finished your swim or your workout.

We understand that this will reduce your overall time by a few minutes. We hope the benefit to your fellow members outweighs this inconvenience. We’re all looking forward to spring and summer when IDPH guidelines should allow for more people in our facilities.

Aquatic Center and Fitness Center members should reserve their times online. For those who have not used the Signup Genius site before, the process is simple. Details, and a Click Here To Reserve button are on the Aquatic Center website page and the Fitness Center website page. If you have questions, you can always call us: Aquatics, 847-390-4949, and Fitness, 847-391-5711.

• Reservations for January 11–17 and 18–24 are open now.
• Reservations open at 8:30a on Monday for the following week.
e.g.:
• Reservations for January 25–31 will open online at 8:30a Monday, January 18.
• Reservations for February 1–7 will open online at 8:30a Monday, January 25.

In order to accommodate as many members as possible in the new schedule, please note that you will be able to reserve up to four time slots per week. Each member must make their own reservations. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Donald Miletic, CPRP
Executive Director
Des Plaines Park District
847-391-5700


Winter 2020-2021 Hours

Including the Prairie Lakes Fitness Center, Gym and Track.
Monday–Friday
, 5:30a–8:00p
Saturday & Sunday, 8:00a–4:00p
— Holiday Hours —
December 24, 5:30a–noon. Last reservation time is 10:00–11:00a.
December 25–January 1, Closed
Beginning January 2, regular winter hours.
Hours and occupancy maximums are subject to change based on the most current IDPH guidelines.

For our Prairie Lakes Fitness Center Members
Until further notice, a reservation is required to to use the Fitness Center, Indoor Track, and Gym.
Masks must be worn at all times while you are in a facility, except while swimming.

About Membership Adjustments
Memberships that were paid in full will have their expiration date extended by the number of days the facility is closed to the public. Memberships paid monthly via EFT will receive a credit/reduction to their monthly billing amount for the number of days closed to the public since the prior month’s billing cycle.

To Our Program Participants
Our staff is working quickly to post the most current information on the status of classes, programs, and facilities. We appreciate your patience as we receive information on a daily basis.
Up-to-date information will be posted at DPParks.org, on the specific page for a class, program, or facility. Your program supervisor can be reached via their email address listed HERE, and in the Spectrum Program Guide.
Be assured that refunds and credits will be provided automatically for all days that the facility has been closed.
Changes to the schedules will be made for:
Fitness classes website
Prairie Lakes Swim School website
Aqua Fitness classes website

We continue to monitor the Tier 1 mandates and guidelines,
and will post information about the safe reopening of facilities and programs as soon as it is available.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACILITY RESERVATIONS

• Advance reservations are required to use the three listed facilities.
No walk-ins. We recommend making your reservation at least one day before.
Same-day reservations will be taken if space permits.
All reservations are for 1 hour, with 15 minutes between each start time.

For Prairie Lakes Fitness Center, Indoor Track and Gymnasium reservations call 847-391-5711.
Monday-Friday, 5:30a-8:00p • Saturday and Sunday, 8:00a-4:00p.
Fitness Center capacity per reservation time is 25 people during each reservation time
Indoor Track capacity per reservation time is 25 people during each reservation time
Gymnasium capacity per reservation time is 25 people during each reservation time

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Remember to check the park district website for the most complete,
up-to-date information about changes to facility and program schedules.
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To Our Program Participants
Our staff is working quickly to post the most current information on the status of classes, programs, and facilities. We appreciate your patience as we receive information on a daily basis.
Up-to-date information will be posted on this website page. Your program supervisor can be reached via their email address listed HERE, and in the Spectrum Program Guide.
Be assured that refunds and credits will be provided automatically for all days that the facility has been closed.
Changes to the schedules will be made for:
Fitness classes website
Prairie Lakes Swim School website
Aqua Fitness classes website

We continue to monitor the Tier 1 mandates and guidelines,
and will post information about the safe reopening of facilities and programs as soon as it is available.
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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 included in all Fitness Memberships and the daily Fitness Center fee. We also have an annual Track Only Membership for just $25. Read about it HERE.
The outdoor path is available for walking, jogging, rollerblading and bicycle riding.


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.


Prairie Lakes Community Center Rentals

For complete room and facility rental information, Click Here.
Contact Mary Ann for additional information. 847-391-5700. After hours, 847-391-5705, option #5.
See photos of all Park District rental facilities.
Free Wi-Fi is provided in the Community Center and Prairie Lakes Theater.
A deposit is required for all room and kitchen rentals: R: $75/NR: $150
All fees shown are per hour.


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.

 

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