Des Plaines Park District

Aquatics Programs

The Des Plaines Park District offers year-round aquatics programs featuring our own Prairie Lakes Swim School, parent/tot classes, adult swim lessons, adult exercise classes, and lifeguard training programs. We have three outdoor pools in Des Plaines, and the brand new Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center, which includes an 8-lane, 25-yard competition/lap pool, a 3-lane warm water Wellness Pool, and a Splash Pad.

For information about Aquatics Programs, contact Matt Hartnett, Aquatics Manager. 847-391-5711 or Jessica Paneral, Aquatics Supervisor, 847-390-4949

Prairie Lakes Aquatic center is open year-round.
During the summer outdoor pool season, starting in June, the Park District operates two neighborhood pools—Chippewa & Iroquois—and the popular Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center. With a wide variety of pool pass options, Des Plaines residents and swimmers from all around the area have virtually limitless aquatic adventure opportunities at the Park District! Information on seasonal Aquatics Programs is in the Spectrum Program & Events Guide.

CLICK HERE for current Pool Hours and Fees