Des Plaines Park District

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center

Until further notice, a reservation is required to use the Aquatic Center.

Capacities listed are for the current IDPH Guidelines.
Reservations are for 1 hour, with 15 minutes between reservation times.
Reservations per hour: 16 for lap swim times, 25 for public swim times, 10 for the Wellness Pool, 25 for the Splash Pad.
Masks must be worn at all times while you are in a facility, except while swimming.
Questions? Call us at 847-390-4949.

Reserving online is quick and easy.
Click a button, then select your day and time.

Check available reservations for April 12–April 18

Check available reservations for April 19–April 25

Reservations for April 16–May 2 open at 8:30 on April 19

Reservations for May 3–May 9 open at 8:30 on April 26
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Check available reservations for April 12–April 18

Check available reservations for April 19–April 25.

Reservations for April 26–May 2 open at 8:30 a on April 19.

Reservations for May 3–May 9 open at 8:30 a on April 26.
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As we expand the programs and classes we can offer under the current Restore Illinois guidelines, please continue to use the Signup Genius website for Aquatic Center, Fitness Center, gym, courts, and track reservations.

Check our website, social media, and the DPPD App for updates. Our program supervisors will be contacting you via email to provide updates for classes and facilities.

Prairie Lakes Hours
Monday–Friday, 5:30a–8:00p
Saturday, 8:00a–6:00p
Sunday, 8:00a–6:00p

For our Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center Members 
Until further notice, a reservation is required to to use the facility. Please read the reservation details on this page.
Masks must be worn at all times while you are in a facility, except while swimming.

About Refunds and Credits
Refunds and credits will be provided automatically for all cancelled class dates. We appreciate your patience as we take the time to ensure you receive the appropriate refund/credit.
Aqua Fitness and Swim Team participants will receive a refund for canceled classes/practices.
Swim School participants:
Annual EFT: November payment was reduced and future payments will be adjusted accordingly
5 class pass: extended expiration date for missed weeks

About Membership Adjustments
Memberships that were paid in full will have their expiration date extended by the number of days the facility is closed to the public. Memberships paid monthly via EFT will receive a credit/reduction to their monthly billing amount for the number of days closed to the public since the prior month’s billing cycle.

To Our Program Participants
The status of classes, programs, and facilities changes frequently. We appreciate your patience as we receive information on a daily basis.
Up-to-date information will be posted on this website page. Your program supervisor can be reached via their email address listed HERE, and in the Spectrum Program Guide.
Be assured that refunds and credits will be provided automatically for all days that the facility has been closed.
We continue to monitor the Tier 3 mandates and guidelines, and will post information about the safe reopening of facilities and programs as soon as it is available
Check the park district website for the most complete, up-to-date information about changes to facility and program schedules.

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center

— Spring 2021 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.
Tier 2 maximum capacity, as of January 20:
Lap Pool, 16 • Splash Pad, 25 • Wellness Pool, 8

Monday, May 31, 7:00a–noon
Sunday, July 4, 7:00–noon
Monday, September 6, 7:00a–noon

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— Lap Swim —
, 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–6:00p
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 —
, 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.

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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—    PLEASE NOTE    —
Whether or not we can host a Wibit Night depends entirely on the current capacity guidelines from the IDPH.

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
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