Des Plaines Park District

Aquatic Center Reservations

515 E. Thacker Street • Main entrance is on
the SW side of the Prairie Lakes Complex.
Map and directions

— Lap Swim, Wellness Pool & Splash Pad —
Reservations are only required for hours with limited capacity due to park district 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.


Reservations for May 20-May 26
Available May 18 at 8:30a
Click here to make your reservation

Reservations for May 27-June 2
Available May 24 at 8:30a
Click here to make your reservation

  • Lap Lanes 5, 6, 7, & 8 will be closed ALL DAY in the lap pool on the following days
    • May 17, 18, 19
    • June 4, 5, 6
    • June 24, 25, 26
  • Lap Lanes 1 & 2 will be closed from 1:00p-5:00p in the lap pool on the following days
    • May 26
    • June 29
  • Splash Pad will be closed from 10:00-11:30a on the following days
    • June 18 & June 20
  • The facility will be open from 7:00a-12:00p on Memorial Day
    • May 27

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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