Des Plaines Park District

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center

 August 28–September 4

Reduced hours and facilities during our annual maintenance week.

We apologize for the inconvenience and interruption to your fitness schedule, and we are grateful for your understanding.

Gymnasium: Closed August 28–September 4
Racquetball Courts: Closed August 28–September 4
Walking Track: Closed August 28–September 4

Fitness Center: Closed August 30–September 1
Locker Rooms: Closed August 30–September 1
Whirlpool and Sauna: Closed August 30–September 1

This annual maintenance includes deep cleaning and painting.

Alternative Facilities

The Health Club at the Leisure Center, including the whirlpool and sauna are available for members to use during the days Prairie Lakes is closed.
We do not have towel service at the Heath Club.
7:00a–9:00p Monday–Friday
8:30a–5:30p Saturday
1:00–5:30p Sunday
Map and directions to the Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street, Des Plaines. 847-391-5700.

The Fitness Center at the RecPlex (Mt.Prospect Park District), including the whirlpool and sauna are available for members to use during the days Prairie Lakes is closed.
Towel service is not provided at the RecPlex Fitness Center.
Map and directions to the RecPlex, 420 W. Dempster St., Mt. Prospect. 847-640-1000

Prairie Lakes Fitness Center Membership Information.

Click here for complete list of this season’s Fitness Programs.

Classes include (but are not limited to):

  • Aerobics
  • Barre Method (Body Sculpting)
  • Cardio
  • Circuit Training
  • Boot Camp
  • H.A.T. (Hips/Abs/Thighs)
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Personal Training
  • Pilates
  • Tai Chi
  • TRX Circuit Training
  • Weight Training
  • Yoga and Indian Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Zumba® classes

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!

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
  • Cable Cross Over
  • Chest Press
  • Dumbbells 5–75 lbs.
  • Fly/Rear Delt
  • Gauntlet
  • Hip Ab/Ad
  • Lat Pulldown
  • Lat Raise
  • Leg Extension
  • Lifecycle 95Ci (4)
  • LifeFitness 95Te (5)
  • LifeFitness T9e Treadmill (2)
  • LifeFitness Cross Trainer CLSX (1)
  • Overhead Press
  • Precor Cross Trainer (2)
  • Cybex Recumbent (3)
  • 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) to offer the Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies program serving our Des Plaines injured 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!


Winter Hours

December 1, 2016–March 31, 2017
Monday-Thursday: 5:30a-10:30p
Friday: 5:30a-9:30p
Saturday: 7:00a-7:00p
Sunday: 7:00a-5:00p

Spring Hours

April 1– June 4
Monday-Thursday: 5:30a-10:30p
Friday: 5:30a-9:30p
Saturday: 7:00a-7:00p
Sunday: 7:00a-5:00p

Summer Hours

June 5–September 3
Monday-Thursday: 5:30a-9:30p
Friday: 5:30a-8:00p
Saturday: 7:00a-6:00p
Sunday: 7:00a-5:00p

Fall Hours

September 1–November 30
Monday-Thursday: 5:30a-10:30p
Friday: 5:30a-9:30p
Saturday: 7:00a-7:00p
Sunday: 7:00a-5:00p

2017 Holiday Hours

January 1, 2016: Closed
April 16: Closed
May 29: 7:00a–noon
July 4: 7:00a–noon

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