Prairie Lakes Community Center
POSTED AUGUST 23
Updated Mask Guidance
Due to the current surge of COVID-19 infections, the Cook County Department of Health has instituted a county-wide face mask mandate.
Beginning Monday, August 23, park district staff and all visitors are required to wear a face mask while inside any Des Plaines Park District facility. This includes the Golf Center Des Plaines, Lake Park Golf Course Clubhouse, Leisure Center, Oakwood Maintenance Facility, and the Prairie Lakes Community Center.
Guidance from the Cook County Health Department, IDPH, and CDC is updated frequently. We monitor this guidance and act accordingly in order to keep our staff, our program participants, and members of the public who are in our facilities safe at all times.
We appreciate your understanding and support of this important health requirement.
Prairie Lakes Community Center
Fitness Center, Aerobics Studio, Strength Room, Racquetball Court, Gymnasium, Theater, Meeting Rooms, Rentals
CLICK HERE for the Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center website page.
515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines Map and directions.
Front desk: 847-391-5711
Emergency and After Hours Phone Number: 847-391-5713
Complete seasonal information is in our Program and Events Guide, available online and in our facilities.
Prairie Lakes 2021 Fall-Winter Hours
Beginning September 13
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00a–6:00p
2021 Holiday Hours
November 25, 7:00a–noon
December 24, 7:00a–noon
December 25, Closed
December 31, 7:00a–noon
January 1, Closed
We continue to monitor IDPH and CDC mandates and guidelines. Changes to hours and capacities will be adjusted as directed, for the safety of all concerned.
Become a Fitness Center Member!
Fitness Center Membership Information.
Read about Personal Training sessions.
Register online for a fitness assessment, and get started!
Fitness class descriptions are always in the current Spectrum Program & Events Guide.
Download a PDF of the Fitness Center Membership and Renewal Form. It includes SilverSneakers®, Prime® Fitness, and Renew Active™.
Prairie Lakes Fitness Center
One of the most popular features of the Community Center is the Prairie Lakes Fitness Center, a state of the art exercise facility. Year-round, we are open early and late, to fit your workout schedule! The Fitness Center features a wide variety of cardio and strength training equipment, saunas, a whirlpool, locker rooms and much more. Members and daily users can enjoy a full body workout in a spacious, positive environment, with high vaulted ceilings and mirrored walls. The center has a Cardio Vision System which includes individual receivers on most of the cardio equipment, so you can listen to programs from your choice of six flat panel TV screens. The newly installed Strength Room is designed to help athletes—and all fitness members— reach the next level in their strength training goals.
Come in for a tour. We’re always happy to show you around!
Download a PDF of the Fitness Center Membership and Renewal Form. It includes Silver Sneakers®, Prime® Fitness, and Renew Active™.
The indoor walking/jogging track is included in all Fitness Memberships and the daily Fitness Center fee. We also have an annual Track Only Membership for just $25. Read about it HERE.
The outdoor path is available for walking, jogging, rollerblading and bicycle riding.
Here are four very special Fitness Membership programs that we offer.
We’re proud to welcome members of the award-winning Tivity Health™ SilverSneakers® and Prime® Fitness programs.
Both are available to members of participating health plans and employer groups. The SilverSneakers and Prime Fitness programs are a benefit that’s included in more than 65 Medicare health plans, that provides a full membership to the Prairie Lakes Fitness Center. The SilverSneakers and Prime Fitness programs at the park district have an additional benefit: full use of the Fitness Center at Prairie Lakes and the Health Club at the Leisure Center. We’ve made it easier for you to get fit and stay healthy. Check your eligibility today, give us a call, and let’s get started!
We proudly serve Renew Active™ by UnitedHealthcare members.
Renew Active™— available with select UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans—is a fitness program for body and mind that’s designed around you and your health goals.
The Park District, in conjunction with Maine Niles Association of Special Recreation (MNASR),
is honored to serve our Des Plaines injured veterans through the Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies program.
Prairie Lakes Community Center Rentals
For complete room and facility rental information, Click Here.
Contact Mary Ann for additional information. 847-391-5700. After hours, 847-391-5705, option #5.
See photos of all Park District rental facilities.
Free Wi-Fi is provided in the Community Center and Prairie Lakes Theater.
A deposit is required for all room and kitchen rentals: R: $75/NR: $150
All fees shown are per hour.
Full Gym, per hour: Des Plaines Resident: $160/Non-resident: $242
Half Gym, per hour: Des Plaines Resident: $80/Non-resident: $121
Facility Rental website page
Prairie Lakes Theater Rental
For information, please call 847-391-5711.
Theater Rental Rules (PDF)
Theater Seating Chart (PDF)
Theater Rental Fees (PDF)
NOTE:*An additional $17 per hour charge applies if a room and/or facility rental
exceeds regular Prairie Lakes Community Center hours.