Des Plaines Park District

Spring at the Park District

Jobs Available

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.

Chicago Wolves Family Day

Saturday, March 18 • 7:00pm

Join us to cheer on the 2022 Calder Cup Champion Chicago Wolves! Ticket includes free Chicago Wolves hat for all attendees & bobble head giveaway. Meet us at Allstate Arena for a great game! Contact Luke Weismann for more details.

Min/Max: 10/30
R/NR: $16 per ticket and $6.50 for meal voucher
Single Ticket       #541402-1
Ticket with meal voucher     #541402-2

Find complete details click here.

Prairie Lakes Movie Night

Friday, March 31 • 6:00-8:00p
All ages

Experience the movie DC League of Super-Pets with your family at Prairie Lakes in our theater. Enjoy
the Friday of Spring Break week watching Krypto the Super-Dog and his best friend Superman sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis.
Price: $10 per child • $5 per adult

Find complete details click here.

Floating Egg Hunt – EGGquatic Event at Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center

Saturday, April 8
Age Groups 1–10 years old

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. The egg hunt begins promptly at the times listed so please arrive early for check in. 

Click here for details.

Artistry in Motion Dance Company Presents:
Spring Dance Recital – Annual Spring Dance Concert

Saturday, April 15 • 2:30p
Saturday, April 15 • 6:30p
Sunday, April 16 • 2:30p
3 completely different shows, showcasing the company’s competition dances of the season.

Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker Street
Tickets on sale to the public March 20th at the ALC, 2222 Birch Street 847-391-5700 and at
In Advance: $10 General Admission (under 2 free) • $8 Dancers/Students/Seniors
At the Door: $12 General Admission (under 2 free) • $10 Dancers/Students/Seniors

Click here for details.

Under the Sea Tea

Saturday, May 6 • 1:00–3:00p
Ages 4–12 

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 Wellness Pool and Splash Pad. Swimming, activities and tea-time treats included.

Min/Max: 10/25
R: $10/NR: $15
*Fee is per person, register both children and adults

Click here for details.

2nd Annual Kiwanis Cup

Saturday, June 3 • Race starts at 8:00am

Calling all students, grades K–8, to join us for the second 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, & golfing! Each runner will receive a t-shirt representing their school color. Register before the May 16 deadline to receive a shirt.

School Grade 2022/2023:
6–8     #508092-1
4 & 5     #508092-2
2 & 3     #508092-3
K & 1     #508092-4

Click here for details.

Family Day at Lake Park

Saturday, June 3 • 10:00a

Come out and enjoy everything that beautiful Lake Park has to offer!
• Golf & FootGolf on the 18-hole course
• Paddle boats, and kayaks

• Live  entertainment
• Inflatables for kids
• Climbing wall
…and plenty of delicious food!

Click here for details.


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