Des Plaines Park District

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center





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

You only need 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.

To accommodate park district programs,
lap lanes and open swim are closed on these Friday evenings:

October 15, 6–9:30p.
November 19, 6–9:30p.
Join us on those Fridays for our family-friendly Wibit Nights from 6–8p.

Middle School H2O Nights for ages 11–14, is on this Friday:
November 19, 7–10:00p.
$25 includes pizza and soft drinks.

—Fall & Winter Hours—

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.
After 6:00p 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.

–2021 Holiday Hours–
November 22–28 (Thanksgiving break): Public swim noon–8:00p.
November 25: 7:00a–noon, Lap Swim and Wellness Pool only. No Splash Pad.
December 24: 7:00a–noon, Lap Swim and Wellness Pool only. No Splash Pad.
December 25: Closed
December 31: 7:00a–noon, Lap Swim and Wellness Pool only. No Splash Pad
January 1: Closed

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— Lap Swim —
Reservations are only 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 only 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.
Wellness Pool Guidelines

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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
PLAQ members, $5/person
Non-members, $12/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.

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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

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center

Administrative & Leisure Center2222 Birch Street • 847-391-5700

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Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-390-4949

Prairie Lakes Community Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-391-5711