Des Plaines Park District

Spring at the Park District

Join our team as a Lifeguard!

We are hiring! Apply Now!

Of course, it takes a huge team to get these facilities, programs and events into full swing and to operate them for the duration of the summer and we are recruiting for members of that team NOW. While we are the largest employer of youth in the community, we also have openings for and hire all ages. A few of the jobs available are lifeguard, pool staff, day camp staff, landscape crew, cashier, front desk staff, and more. Click here to see complete list of jobs.

Floating Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 24 Group A 1:00–2:30p Group B 3:00–4:30p

Join us at Prairie Lakes EGGquatic Center for our Floating Egg Hunt event! In the pool there will be hundreds of eggs to find and collect, just make sure to bring your own basket. Guests are welcomed to stay and swim afterwards till their group time slot is over.

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover • Ages 3–5 w/ adult • Leisure Center, Room 112

Drop Off, Saturday, April 6 3:45–4:30p • Pick Up, Sunday, April 7 10:30–11:30a

Have you ever wondered what your favorite toys get up to when you’re not looking? Come to our Stuffed Animal Sleepover and find out! Put on your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend for a stuffies-only slumber party.

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R: $10 NR: $12 #550155-1

Under the Sea Tea
Saturday, May 4 • 1:00–300p

Ages 4–10

Mermaid, Mermen, Merfolk of all types, join us at the Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center for an Under the Sea Tea Party in the warm waters of the Splash Pad. Tea-time treats included.

R: $10/NR: $15 #524242-1 • *Fee is per person, register both children and adults • Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center

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Saturday, May 11 • 9:00a Start time

Ages 18+

Calling all pickleball enthusiasts, whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, get ready to show your skills at our new spring pickleball tournament. Tournament will take place at Chippewa courts, with a full day of competitive, fun pickleball action.

$60 per team • Chippewa, Pickleball Courts

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H20 Nights

Ages 11–14, Grades 6–8
Join up with your friends at Chippewa Pool to listen to your favorite songs played by our awesome DJ. Includes pizza and soft drinks. All registrations must be made by 5:00p prior to each listed date. No day of registration will be accepted.
Select Fridays, 7:00–10:00p R/NR: $26
February 16
March 15

April 12

Wibit Night at PLAC

All ages
Join us on Wibit Night for an evening of water and inflatable fun with the wiggle track and rodeo splash. Tickets go on sale online or at the PLAC front desk the Monday prior to each event. 
Max: 50 •  6:008:00p
Friday, February 16
Friday, March 15                                                                                           
April 12

PLAC Member $5/Non-member $12

Kiwanis Cup
Saturday, June 1 • Race starts at 8:00a

Ages K–10

Calling all students, grades K–8, to join us for the third annual KIWANIS CUP. Compete with your classmates to race against challengers from other local schools. Race distance is approximately 1 mile around beautiful Lake Opeka.

Lake Park
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Family Day at Lake Park • All Ages
Saturday, June 1 • 9:00a–noon

• Fun Family Activities • Golf and FootGolf on the 18-hole course • Paddle boats and kayaks • Live entertainment • Inflatables for kids • Touch A Truck • Plenty of delicious food!

Lake Park
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Des Plaines Park District Community Concert Band Sunday Concert Series

Sunday, March 17  • Concerts begin at 3:00p
Under the direction of Dr. Al Legutki at the beautiful Prairie Lakes Theatre.
Tickets are available at the door.
Adults $10 / Seniors and Students $8

Sunday, May 19  • Concerts begin at 3:00p
Under the direction of Dr. Al Legutki at the beautiful Prairie Lakes Theatre.
Tickets are available at the door.
Adults $10 / Seniors and Students $8

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