Des Plaines Park District

Summer at the Park District

Jobs Available

We are hiring! Apply Now! 

Spring has sprung, the weather is changing and we are anticipating the coming summer season! Here at the Park District, that means preparing for Camps, Pools, Parks, Events, Golf and so much more!

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.

Family Day at Lake Park

Saturday, June 4 • 10:00a–1:00p

Save the date for the return of this Mini-festival event at Lake Park.

Click here for details.

Kiwanis Cup Kid’s Race at Lake Park

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

Each runner will receive a t-shirt representing their school color. Register before the May 4 Deadline to receive a shirt.

The race begins at 8:00a. Register now!  

Live at the Lake • Free Entertainment Series

This summer our free entertainment series will be bigger and better than ever! We have added a third location to the popular summer entertainment series! This will be a summer to remember!

Find complete details and entertainment lineup here.

Download Dance • School of Dance 2022 Recital

Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12

Three different shows each day.

The dancers will be ready to showcase what they have been working on since September 2021. This is the BIG SHOW for the School of Dance dancers. Tickets will go on sale mid-May.

For more information about the School of Dance click here.

Park It! with our Executive Director

Come out and play with us this summer!

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30p (Dates below)

Join our leadership team for an evening of celebration as we showcase our neighborhood parks and amenities. Events include giveaways, refreshments, games, and fun for your whole family! We are excited to promote continued community engagement at the Park It! Showcase through our Public Forum Pop Up!

Watch for special details about each Park It! posted on our website, Facebook, Twitter and the DPParks APP.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 5:45pm

Public Forum Pop Up! 6:00-6:30pm

Prize Drawing 6:30pm

See you around the parks!

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

June 16: Grand Opening Westfield Gardens Playground 955 S. Warrington Road. (At E. Walnut Avenue)

July 14: Arndt Aquatic & Recreation Center Design Plan  Arndt Park  1990 White Street (At Howard Avenue)

August 18: Grand Opening Lake Park Playground 2200 Lee Street




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