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


—Hours—
Monday–Thursday, 5:30a–9:30p
Friday, 5:30a–7:00p
Saturday, 7:00a–7:00p
Sunday, 8:00a–7:00p
Please scroll down for specific information/hours for the Lap Lanes, Public Swim, Wellness Pool, and Splash Pad.

Special Hours:
 Schedules and Reservations can be found HERE 

  • Lap Pool will be closed from 7:45p-9:30p on the following days
    • Thursday, February 22
    • Tuesday, February 27
    • Thursday, February 29
  • Lap Lanes 6, 7, & 8 will be closed ALL DAY in the lap pool on the following days
    • February 20 & 21
    • February 23, 24, & 25
    • February 27 & 28
    • March 22, 23, & 24
  • Lap Lanes 1 & 2 will be closed from 1:00p-5:00p in the lap pool on the following days
    • February 24 & March 23
  • The Full Facility will close early due to rentals on the following days
    • February 23 at 6:30p 
    • March 2 & 16 at 5:45p
  • The Full Facility will be closed due to Egg-quatic Event on March 24 from 12:30-4:30p

During regular operations, no reservations are needed for the lap pool, wellness pool, or splash pad.
Pool reservations are required only for the Wellness Pool during times of limited capacity due to programming.

The Wellness Pool (including the seating area) will be closed due to Aqua Fitness Classes and Swim School on:

  • Mondays, 8:30–9:15a
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:00–8:00p
  • Saturdays, 9:00a–2:15p

The Lap Pool will be closed due to Swim School and Swim Team on:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00–7:00p
  • Saturdays from 7:00–8:00a

The Splashpad will be closed for Private Parties on:

  • Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00a–11:00a and 4:00–5:00p

Wellness Pool (seating area) limits swimmers to the seating area of the pool (right of stairs). This is done during Swim School times as the open area in the wellness pool is used for lessons.

Multiple Sign-Ups:  When signing up for more than one slot at the same time, include the names of all swimmers to ensure the reservations.

Cancellations: If you know ahead of time, please cancel your SignUp online to allow for other swimmers to book additional times. You can also call the front desk at 847-390-4949 to cancel your SignUp.  Swimmers with multiple no-call-no-shows will be subject to a reservation penalty.


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

— Wellness Pool —
Monday–Thursday, 5:30a–9:30p
Friday, 5:30a–7:00p

*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, 5:00–7:00p
Saturday, 1:00–7:00p
Sunday
, noon–7:00p
Public swim hours may differ when there is a private party or rental booked.


— Splash Pad —

Monday–Thursday, 9:00a–8:00p
Friday, 9:00a–7:00p

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
— FEATURES —

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 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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