Des Plaines Park District

Weather Closings


Facility Closings and

Program Cancellations

Posted Wednesday, January 30
Updated at 2:10p

ALL OF TODAY’S REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMS ARE CANCELED


FACILITIES

The Leisure Center, Prairie Lakes Community Center, and Golf Center Des Plaines are OPEN on Jan 29, 30 & 31.
Prairie Lakes Community Center is an 
Overnight Warming Center, from 5:00pm–9:00am
on January 29, 30 and 31.
Please scroll down and read the City of Des Plaines information on this page.


EMERGENCY WEATHER PROGRAM
AT THE LEISURE CENTER
ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 and
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31

For everyone in grades K–8.
The Leisure Center opens at 7:30am.
Lunch is included.
Pickup ends at 6:00pm.

For Thursday, the registration code is 455721-2
Click Here to register
We appreciate registration online today, so we can plan staffing. Of course, we accept walk-in registrations.


PROGRAMS

Wednesday, January 30
ALL REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMS ARE CANCELED.
The Emergency Weather Program at the Leisure Center (listed above) will run from 7:30a–6:00p.

Thursday, January 31
All Creative Corners Preschool classes are canceled.
All other regularly scheduled programs will run.
The Emergency Weather Program at the Leisure Center (listed above) will run from 7:30a–6:00p.


FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION:
Des Plaines Announces Overnight Warming Center at Prairie Lakes Community Center

DES PLAINES, Illinois (January 28, 2019) – The City of Des Plaines, in partnership with the Des Plaines Park District, has announced the opening of an overnight cold-weather warming center in anticipation of frigid night-time temperatures from Tuesday, January 29th through Thursday, January 31st, 2019.

The Des Plaines Warming Center is located at the Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street. The location will open its doors to those in need from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 A.M. for all three evenings. After 9:00 A.M., overnight guests and residents who find themselves in need of a warm, safe environment are encouraged to utilize any of the following day-time Cook County Township warming centers:

Elk Grove Township:
2400 S. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL
9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday – Friday

Niles Township:
5255 Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday – Friday

Maine Township:
1700 Ballard Rd.
Park Ridge, IL
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday – Friday

Wheeling Township:
1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL
9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday – Friday

PLEASE NOTE: Temporary transportation to warming centers is not available.

Des Plaines Police Chief William Kushner is asking everyone to take precautions during the forecasted periods of extreme cold. “I am advising people to limit their time outside, wear layers of warm clothing, watch for signs of frostbite or hypothermia, and check on family members and neighbors.”

Kushner continues, “The Des Plaines Warming Center offers a welcoming and safe place where community members can spend the night and avoid the extreme cold and hazardous conditions that could negatively impact the health and well-being of individuals in need.”

Guests of the center will be offered beverages and snacks, access to bathrooms, and the ability to rest over-night in a warm environment.
For more information, please contact the City of Des Plaines Warming Center at 847.391.5396, or Cook County Township Warming Centers at 312.603.8185.