Des Plaines Park District

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center
Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center

— Facility Hours —

Map and directions
After 4:00p on Saturdays & Sundays,
please use the Aquatic Center entrance.
(At the southwest corner of the Prairie Lakes complex.)
Hours and occupancy maximums are subject to change based on current IDPH guidelines:
Lap Pool, 50 • Splash Pad, 25 • Wellness Pool, 20
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— Lap Swim —
Monday–Thursday, 5:30a–8:00p
There are limited lanes available from 4:00–8:00p.
No lap lanes are available during Swim Team practice
from 7:00–8:00p on Wednesdays.

Friday, 5:30a–5:00p
Saturday, 8:00a–8:00p
Sunday, 8:00a–6:00p
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— Public Swim —
Monday–Thursday, 11:30a–3:30p
Friday, 5:00–8:00p
Saturday, noon–8:00p
Sunday: noon–6:00p
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— Splash Pad —
Monday–Friday, 9:00a–8:00p
Saturday, 9:00a–7:00p
Sunday: 9:00a–6:00p
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— Wellness Pool —
For adults 16 and older.
Children under 16 are only allowed during Swim School,
when accompanied by an adult.

There is limited open space in the Wellness Pool
during class times:
Monday–Thursday, 5:00–7:00p and
Saturday 10:30a–12:30p.
Monday–Friday, 5:30a–8:00p
Saturday, 8:00a–8:00p  
Sunday: 8:00a–6:00p

Holiday Hours
November 26, 7:00a–noon
December 24, 7:00a–1:00p
December 25, Closed
December 31, 7:00a–1:00p
January 1, Closed.

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Friday, October 30    5:00–8:00p 
— No lap lanes are available. —
Special Wibit inflatables might include
the Wiggle Track and Rodeo Splash,
plus Water Polo, Basketball and Volleyball.
Wibit Night Admission Fees
Pass Holders, $3/person
Residents, $10/person
Non-residents, $15/person
Aquatic Center Members: Purchase your ticket for Wibit Night here.
NOTE: You must have a valid Prairie Pass or Aquatics pass to purchase advance tickets.
We follow all current IDPH Phase 4 Health & Safety Guidelines.

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Fitness and Aquatics Membership information is HERE
Download a PDF of the Fitness and Aquatic Center Membership Form 

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center
8-lane, 25-yard competition & lap pool
Along with daily lap swimming and the new year-round Swim School, this pool will host local and regional swim competitions. During designated times and special events, we offer water polo, basketball and Wibit water play equipment for all to enjoy.
This is new home of the park district’s award-winning Warriors Swim Team.

Wellness Pool
For ages 16 and older, except for participants in Swim School classes when accompanied by an adult.
A 3-lane, warm water pool, with a 3-1/2–4 foot depth, designed especially for aqua exercise classes including aqua cycling, water walking, Aqua Zumba, Deep Stretch Yoga, and a variety of others that are offered year-round. See the current Spectrum Program & Events Guide for details. Built-in benches and water jets, in a separate seating area, provide an additional way for adults to relax.

Splash Pad for kids ages 2–12
Open daily. Beautifully designed, bright, and full of fun slides, sprays, and touch activated water activities. Note that there are no lifeguards or park district staff on duty is the Splash Pad area. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
The Splash Pad can be booked as a special attraction for events in the Party Room. Parties and meetings held in that room also include access to the outdoor patio area.

Locker rooms and family changing rooms
We offer separate men’s and women’s facilities and six Family Changing Rooms for adults with young children. Children over the ager of 6 should use the gender appropriate locker room. Lockers are free to use, but you must provide your own lock. Locks are available for purchase at the Aquatic Center front desk.

• Parking is always free. Use the Community Center lot on Thacker Street or the Aquatic Center Main Entrance lot on the southwest side of the building. Map and directions