Des Plaines Park District

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center

Map and directions
Click Here for the Aquatic Center Reservations page.

In Phase 5, we are only offering reservations for the lap lanes and wellness pool during times of limited capacity due to programming.
• Each reservation is for 1 hour. Check the schedule on Signup Genius (use the button below).
• During regular operations, no reservations are needed for the lap pool, wellness pool, or splash pad.


Sections of the Aquatic Center are closed for park district classes and events, and private parties during these times:
• Splash Pad
CLOSED on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30–11:50a, and on Fridays, 10-11a and 12:30–2:30p
CLOSED on July 2, 16, and 30, 1–3p
CLOSED on July 25, July 9, July 23, and August 6, 1–3p

• Wellness Pool
CLOSED on Wednesdays and Thursdays,  7–8p

• Lap Lanes and Open Swim
CLOSED on July 18, July 16, and August 20, 6–8p
Join us on those evenings for tour family-friendly Wibit Nights!

— Summer 2021 Hours —

Monday–Friday, 5:30a–8:00p • Splash Pad closes at 7:00p
Saturday & Sunday, 8:00a–6:00p
See specific information/hours for the Lap Lanes, Public Swim, Wellness Pool and Splash Pad below.

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.

Fall hours begin September 13.

Holiday Hours
Sunday, July 4, 7:00–noon
Monday, September 6, 7:00a–noon: Lap Swim and Wellness Pool only. No Splash Pad.

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— Lap Swim —
Reservations are required for hours with limited capacity due to park district programming.
Click Here
for the Aquatic Center Reservations page.
, 5:30a–7:00p
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–8:00p
Saturday & Sunday, 8:00a–6:00p
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— Public Swim —
Monday–Thursday, 11:30a–3:30p
Friday, 5:00–8:00p
Saturday, 12:30–6:00p
, noon–6:00p

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— Splash Pad —

, 9:00a–8:00p

Saturday & Sunday , 9:00a–6:00p
The Splash Pad is closed when there is a private party/rental.
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— Wellness Pool —
Reservations are required for hours with limited capacity due to park district programming.
Click Here for the Aquatic Center Reservations page.
Monday–Friday, 5:30a–8:00p
Saturday, 8:00a–6:00p  
Sunday: 8:00a–6:00p
There is limited open space in the Wellness Pool during class times:
Monday–Thursday, 5:00–7:00p and Saturday 10:30a–12:30p.

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Select Fridays  •  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
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

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center

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