Des Plaines Park District

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center

Annual Prairie Lakes Maintenance

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center, Locker Rooms and Racquetball Courts will be closed for 8 days, from August 26 through September 2 (Labor Day). In addition, from August 19 through September 2, the gymnasium and indoor track will be closed while the gym floor is completely refinished. From August 26 through August 30, the main parking lot will be resurfaced. The schedule for outdoor work is always weather dependent, and is subject to change.

As in past years, to help minimize disruption in your workout routine, we have arranged for our Fitness Center members to have access to the fitness center at the RecPlex in Mt Prospect, and our own Leisure Center Health Club. A copy of the letter we sent to all members is available here. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us: 847-391-5711. We appreciate your patience, and apologize for the inconvenience.

Leisure Center Health Club
Includes a whirlpool and sauna
2222 Birch Street, Des Plaines

Fitness Center
Mt Prospect Park District
420 W. Dempster Street, Mt Prospect

Regular Hours

Spring, Fall, Winter
Monday-Thursday: 5:30am-10:30pm
Friday: 5:30am-9:30pm
Saturday: 7:00am-7:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am-5:00pm

Summer Hours

June, July, August
Monday-Thursday: 5:30a-9:30p
Friday: 5:30a-8:00p
Saturday: 7:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am-5:00pm

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center Membership Information.

Click here to read more about our current classes.

Fitness Classes

Our Group Fitness, Specialty Fitness, and Indoor Cycling Classes include:

  • Aerobics
  • Barre Method (Body Sculpting)
  • Cardio
  • Circuit Training
  • Boot Camp
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Personal Training
  • Pilates
  • Tai Chi
  • Weight Training
  • Vinyasa Yoga and Chair Yoga
  • Zumba® classes

Our experienced instructors continue to train and receive certifications in a wide range of new fitness classes, including the latest Pilates, Yoga, and Zumba routines.

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center members and daily users can pick up a fresh, warm towel at the front desk, and then enjoy a full body workout in a well-designed, 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 fitness equipment, so you can listen to programs from your choice of six flat panel TV screens. We also have saunas, a whirlpool, locker rooms and much more. Come in for a tour. We’re always happy to show you around!

Fitness Equipment

The Fitness Center features a wide variety of Cybex, Lifecycle, LifeFitness and Precor equipment that includes all of these important exercise stations:

  • Ab Crunch
  •  Adjustable 10º–80º Bench
  • Airdyne Bicycles
  •  Arc Trainers (2)
  • Arm Curl
  • Arm Extension
  • Assist Dip Chin
  • Back Extension
  • 45º Back Extension
  • Bent Leg Abdominal Board
  • PreCor Smith machine
  • Chest Press
  • Dumbbells 5–75 lbs.
  • Tag Functional Fitness Trainer (2)
  • Fly/Rear Delt
  • Gauntlet
  • Hip Ab/Ad
  • Lat Pulldown
  • Lat Raise
  • Leg Extension
  • Matrix Upright Bikes (2)
  • LifeFitness 95Te Treadmills (7)
  • NuStep
  • LifeFitness Cross Trainers (3)
  • Overhead Press
  • Cybex Recumbent (2)
  • Resist-A-Ball
  • Row
  • Seated Leg Curl
  • Seated Leg Press
  • Precor AMT (2)
  • Torso Rotation

Annual and Monthly Memberships

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center Memberships includes discounts on all Group Fitness and Cycling classes, access to member-only lockers and showers, racquetball courts, discounts for the Prairie Lakes Babysitting Center and much more. Information is in the Spectrum. For more info, call anytime or come in for a free tour.

Prairie Lakes Fitness center SilverSneakers Membership

The Des Plaines Park District is 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 program is a benefit that’s included in more than 65 Medicare health plans, and it 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!



Health Minds Healty Bodies at Prairie Lakes Fitness CenterThe Park District, in conjunction with Maine Niles Association of Special Recreation (MNASR), is proud to offer the Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies fitness program to serve our Des Plaines veterans.



Personal Trainers

We offer one-on-one personal fitness assessments and sessions with highly trained, dedicated instructors who can create an exercise regime tailored to your specific needs. Designed around your schedule, these one-hour sessions will improve your level of fitness and your overall well-being. Personalized Training Sessions can also be taken with a partner. Read more about Personal Training.
Complete information is always in the current issue of the Spectrum Program Guide, or you can call and talk with a trainer about the program at Prairie Lakes: 847-391-5711.

The indoor walking/jogging track is free! Walk in comfort year-round.
We also have half-mile and three-quarter mile outdoor walking/jogging tracks.

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you reach your fitness goals.
Questions? Contact Jon Kahney, 847-391-5711.

We’re open early and late, to fit your workout schedule!

Complete seasonal Prairie Lakes Fitness Center information, including classes and memberships, is in the Spectrum Program Guide.