Des Plaines Park District

Fall 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.

Paint & Sip at Lake Park

Friday, September 9 • 7:00–9:00p

Age 21+

Come join the Des Plaines Art Guild and enjoy the evening, while you get your creative side in gear. Design a colorful collage that you will proudly hang on your wall! October and November dates are TBA, check for details.

Click here for details.

Des Plaines School of Dance Open House

Saturday, October 2 • 10:00a–2:30p

Come enjoy a day of FREE Dance Classes and discover what makes the Des Plaines School of Dance the place to dance!

Click here for details.

Fall Fest

Friday, September 16–Sunday, September 18

The popular event, which was created for the community by the Des Plaines Park District, the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and the Des Plaines History Center, takes place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 16–18, with free admission, free parking, and free concerts every day. Fall Fest is once again generously sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Rivers Casino and Community Sponsor Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

Find complete details and entertainment lineup here.

Golf In The Dark

Saturday, October 1 • 5:30p

Our most important fundraising event each year is the popular Golf in the Dark event at the Lake Park Golf Course. An evening of fun glow-in-the-dark-golf, with food & drinks, prizes & raffles—all for a great cause!
Plus, it’s a great opportunity for businesses to help sponsor our organization, and provide much needed scholarship money for Des Plaines youth.

Click here for details.

Floating Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 15 • 1:00–3:00p

All Ages

Skip the farm and pick your pumpkin in the pool!
Activities include swimming, pumpkin picking, and decorating. Registration includes 1 pumpkin per child plus swimming for the entire family. Children must be accompanied by adult in the water.

Click here for details.

Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 29 • 12:00–3:00p

The Des Plaines Park District is hosting a Trick-or-Treating event for our Des Plaines residents. Visit all of our decorated Park District trunks for treats (or tricks!) along with many Des Plaines community organizations and sports affiliates. 

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