Des Plaines Park District

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center





515 E. Thacker Street • Main entrance is on
the South-West side of the Prairie Lakes Complex.

Map and directions

Monday–Friday, 5:30a–9:30p
Saturday, 7:00a*–7:00p
Sunday, 8:00a–7:00p
See specific information/hours for the Lap Lanes, Public Swim, Wellness Pool, and Splash Pad below.
*Wellness Pool will open at 7:00a and the Lap Pool will open at 8:00a.

Special Hours:

  • Select Saturday afternoons the facility will be closed for Warriors Swim Team Home Meets. Dates will be posted on Signup Genius when available.
  • PLAC will close early due to facility rentals and special events. Dates will be posted on Signup Genius when available.
  • November 21–25: Public Swim noon–8:00p, daily
    • Thanksgiving Day: Wellness Pool and Lap Swim Only 7:00a–12:00p
  • December 22–January 6: Public Swim noon–8:00p, daily
    • Christmas Eve (December 24): Wellness Pool and Lap Swim Only 7:00a–12:00p
    • Christmas Day (December 25): Closed
    • New Year’s Eve (December 31): Lap Swim Only 7:00a–12:00p and Public Swim 12:00–5:00p
    • New Year’s Day (January 1): Closed

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— Lap Swim —
Monday–Friday, 5:30a–9:30p
Saturday, 8:00a–7:00p
Sunday, 8:00a–7:00p

— Wellness Pool —
Monday–Friday, 5:30a–9:30p
*Saturday, 7:00a–9:00a and 2:00p–7:00p
Sunday: 8:00a–7:00p
There is limited open space in the Wellness Pool during evening Swim School.
Wellness Pool Guidelines

— Public Swim —
Friday, 5:00–9:00p
Saturday, 1:00–7:00p
, noon–7:00p

— Splash Pad —

, 9:00a–8:00p

Saturday & Sunday , 9:00a–7:00p
The Splash Pad is closed to the public when there is a private party or rental booked.
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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

8-lane, 25-yard competition & lap pool Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center
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
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, big & bright, the Splash Pad is 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
There are 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

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