Des Plaines Park District

Prairie Lakes Park

Prairie Lakes Park is located at 515 E. Thacker Street.  Map and directions.
Prairie Lakes Park is the home of the Aquatic Center,  Community Center, Fitness Center, Gymnasium, and the Prairie Lakes Theatre.
Rooms can be rented for parties and meetings.

Prairie Lakes Digital Message Board Request Form.

Prairie Lakes Park has several beautiful retention ponds. Fishing is free in the east and north ponds daily. The park has a walking/biking path; a full basketball court and a sand volleyball court; a playground with swings, slides, and plenty of things to climb on; picnic tables; benches to read, relax and watch your children play in the park; a picnic pavilion and table near the playground; a drinking fountain near the playground, sand volleyball court, and along the walking path; and a large open field for soccer, cricket, frisbee, kite flying and family play. The Prairie Lakes complex, which includes the park, the Aquatic Center, Community Center, Fitness Center and Theater, is accessible from both the 515 E. Thacker Street and 510 E. Algonquin Road entrances.


Administrative & Leisure Center2222 Birch Street • 847-391-5700

Golf Center Des Plaines353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF

Lake Park Golf Course & Marina1015 Howard Avenue • 847-391-5730

Mountain View Adventure Center510 E. Algonquin Road • 847-391-5733

Mystic Waters2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-390-4949

Prairie Lakes Community Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-391-5711