Des Plaines Park District

Prairie Lakes Community Center 30 Years

Prairie Lakes Community Center turns 30!

This property was formerly known as the Boeckenhauer family farm that was sold to developer Julius Cohen. In 1988, the Park District purchased 30.5 acres from Mr. Cohen, while he donated another 6 acres, valued at half million dollars. Prairie Lakes Park now totals 42 acres.

Prairie Lakes facility is now home to a Community Center and Aquatic Center which expands 104,719 square feet and provides a variety of recreational opportunities including:
• Fitness Center, Strength, and Stretching Rooms
• Gymnasium and Elevated Walking Track
• Theater with Seating of 300
• Dance and Exercise Studios
• Training Kitchen
• Outdoor Walking Path
• Playground
• Sand Volleyball Court
• Soccer Fields
• Cricket Pitch
• Basketball Court
• Mountain View Mine Adventure Golf, Batting Cages,  Skate and Bike Park
• Splash Pad, Wellness Pool, and 8 Lane Lap Pool

Be sure to visit Prairie Lakes Community Center during the week of September 6th for specials!

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

Golf Center Des Plaines353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF

Lake Park Golf Course & Marina1015 Howard Avenue • 847-391-5730

Mountain View Adventure Center510 E. Algonquin Road • 847-391-5733

Mystic Waters2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

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

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