Prairie Lakes Community Center
515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines Map and directions.
Front desk: 847-391-5711
Emergency After Hours Phone Number: 847-391-5713
Shelli Sarg, Facilities Manager SSarg@DPParks.org
Complete seasonal information is in our Program and Events Guide, available online and in our facilities.
The Annual Free Fitness Week
You can enjoy more than 3 dozen free fitness classes from January 5 through January 11.
Here is the complete list of the classes, with times and locations.
Download a PDF
Winter, Spring and Fall
Sunday, April 21: Closed
Monday, May 27: 7:00a–noon
June 3–September 1, 2019
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!
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 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 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.
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.