Prairie Lakes Community Center
Prairie Lakes Community Center
515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines Map and directions.
Front desk: 847-391-5711
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.
• Reservations for the Fitness Center, Open Gym, Indoor Track, and the Racquetball Court are all taken online.
• All reservations are for 1 hour, with 15 minutes between each start time.
Become a Fitness Center Member!
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the Membership Form.
Members should reserve their 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.
Capacities listed are per the most current guidelines in Phase 4.
• Fitness Center capacity per reservation time is 25 people
• Indoor Track capacity per reservation time is 25 people
• Gymnasium capacity per reservation time is 25 people.
Note that gym reservation times may be limited during park district sports programs.
• Racquetball/Wallyball Court capacity per reservation time is 6.
Monday, May 31, 7:00–noon
Sunday, July 4, 7:00a–noon
Monday, July 5, 5:30a–8:00p
Monday, September 6, 7:00a–noon
Reserve your Prairie Lakes Fitness Center times.
Check available times for April 12–18
Check available times for April 19–25.
Reservations for April 26–May 2 open at 8:30a on April 19.
Reservations for May 2–May 9 open at 8:30a on April 26.
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Reserve your Open Gym times at Prairie Lakes.
Check available times for April 12–18.
Check available times for April 19–25.
Reservations for April 26–May 2 open at 8:30 on April 19.
Reservations for May 3–May 9 open at 8:30 on April 26.
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Updated February 2
We’re all looking forward to providing more classes in Phase 4, and in spring and summer when IDPH guidelines should allow for increased facility capacities.
For all Fitness Center, Open Gym, Indoor Track, and Racquetball Court:
1) Reservations remain 1 hour, with 15 minutes between times for cleaning and disinfecting.
2) Your 1 hour reservation time includes 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.
Fitness Center, Gym & Courts, and Indoor Track 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 this page (above). If you have questions, you can always call us: 847-391-5711.
• Reservations for each week open on the prior Monday, at 8:30a.
In order to accommodate as many members as possible 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!
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00a–4:00p
May 31, 7:00a–noon.
July 4, 7:00a–noon.
July 5, 5:30a–8:00p.
For our Prairie Lakes Fitness Center, Indoor Track and Gym & Courts Members
Until further notice, a reservation is required to to use the facility. See reservation information on this page (below).
• Masks must be worn at all times while you are in the facility.
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 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 was closed.
We continue to monitor IDPH mandates and guidelines, and will post information as soon as it is available. Check the park district website for the most complete, up-to-date information about changes to facility and program schedules.
Fitness Center Membership Information.
Read about Personal Training sessions.
Register online for a fitness assessment, and get started!
Fitness class descriptions are always in the current Spectrum Program & Events Guide.
Download a PDF of the Fitness Center Membership and Renewal Form. It includes SilverSneakers®, Prime® Fitness, and Renew Active™.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.