Des Plaines Park District

Summer at the Park District


Live at the Lake Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, June 13–August 22
6:00–8:45p, all concerts start at 7:00p Enjoy free music at our various locations!

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3rd Annual Kiwanis Cup
Saturday, June 1

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. Followed by Family Day at Lake Park Golf Course & Marina. Come out and enjoy live entertainment, inflatables, climbing wall, food trucks, paddle boats, kayaking, sailing on the lake, and golfing!

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Family Day at Lake Park
Saturday, June 1 • 9:00a–12:00p
• Fun Family Activities
• Golf and Foot Golf on the 18-hole course
• Paddle boats and kayaks
• Live entertainment
• Inflatables for kids
• Touch A Truck
• Plenty of delicious food!

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Movies in the Park – Des Plaines Optimist Club
Fridays- June 14-August 23

Movies will start at dusk, at approximately 8:00p. Lake Park Memorial Pavilion, 2200 Lee Street, at Fargo Avenue
Friday, June 14  Migration
Friday, June 28  Wish
Friday, July 12  Trolls Band Together
Friday, July 26  Wonka
Friday, August 9 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Friday, August 23  The Goonies

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H20 Nights

Ages 11–14, Grades 6–8
Make a splash at our middle school pool parties! Amp up your regular Friday night hangouts at our fun-filled H2O Nights at Chippewa Pool. Come hang out, have fun, and enjoy some great music provided by our very own poolside DJ. Includes pizza and soft drinks.  All registrations must be made by 5:00p the day before each listed date. No day-of registration will be accepted.
Select Fridays, 7:30–10:00p R/NR: $26
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Splash Bash

Friday, July 26 • 7:00-9:00p

All Ages
Arndt Pool: Ages 18+ • Arndt Fieldhouse: Ages 6-12
Come join us at Arndt Park Pool for an adult’s ONLY Splash Bash! Enjoy all the features along with music, mocktails, and snacks. If you have kids at home, no worries. Your children can enjoy snacks and crafts at Arndt Fieldhouse just a few feet away. Separate registration  is required.            

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Cardboard Boat Regatta
Saturday, June 29, 10:00a-noon

Ages 5+
Ahoy Sailors, Skippers, Captains and Pirates! It’s time to set sail across the mighty Arndt Pool in our annual Cardboard Boat Regatta.
Arndt Park Pool
R: $15/NR: $20 per boat

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Des Plaines Park District Community Concert Band Sunday Concert Series

Sunday, May 19  • Concerts begin at 3:00p
Sunday, July 14   • 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

Park District Pools

We have three outdoor pool facilities at the Park District:

Arndt Pool • 1990 White Street N. • 847-390-4956

Chippewa • 197 N 8th Ave. • (847) 390-4956

Mystic Waters Waterpark • 205 Miner St. • 847-391-5740

More info:

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