Parks and Recreation

The park district operates 56 parks providing residents with neighborhood playgrounds, baseball and softball fields, golf, sailing, boating, ice skating, tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, in-line hockey rink, swimming, horseshoes, bike paths and much more.

Administrative & Leisure Center
2222 Birch St. | (847) 391-5700
Administrative offices, Health club, gymnasium, Des Plaines School of Dance, preschool and early childhood classes, Des Plaines Teen Center.

Golf Center
353 N. River Rd. | (847) 803-4653
Three-tiered year-round driving range, lighted nine-hole golf course, pro golf instruction, Club Casa Café & Sports Bar and banquet facilities.

Lake Park
1015 E. Howard St. (at Lee Street) | (847) 391-5730
18-hole par-3 golf course & marina, memorial pavilion.

Mountain View Adventure Center
510 E. Algonquin Rd. | (847) 391-5733
Adventure golf, batting cages, skate & BMX parks.

Rand Park – Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center
2025 Miner St. (West of Rand Road) | (847) 391-5740
Water slides, drop slides, diving platforms, lazy river, zero depth pool, splash playground and sand play areas.

Prairie Lakes Community Center
Prairie Lakes Fitness Center & Prairie Lakes Theatre
515 E. Thacker St. | (847) 391-5711
State of-the-art fitness center, theater, community center.


Des Plaines History Center
781 Pearson St. | (847) 391-5399 |
Collects historic objects and documents to preserve, research, and interpret Des Plaines’ past.

(Residents west of Mt. Prospect Road)
32 parks & recreational facilities

Central Community Center
1000 W. Central Rd., Mt. Prospect | (847) 255-5380
Administrative offices, Inline skating/hockey rink, wood-floor gymnasium with two basketball/volleyball courts, fitness center, preschool room and party and meeting rooms.

Friendship Park Conservatory
395 Algonquin Rd., Des Plaines | (847) 298-3500
Outdoor gardens, 1,600-square-foot atrium, Master Gardner Program, classes and room rental.

420 W. Dempster, Mt. Prospect | (847) 640-1000
Recreation complex, fitness center, indoor pool, sand volleyball, racquetball courts and a children’s wing (complete with indoor playground, preschool, before- and after-school care and babysitting).

Lions Park Recreation Center
411 Maple St., Mt. Prospect | (847) 632-9333
Big Surf Wave pool, Veterans Memorial Band Shell, community theater.

Mt. Prospect Golf Club
600 See-Gwun Ave., Mt. Prospect
(847) 259-4200 (Pro shop) | (847) 632-9300 (Reservations)
18-hole golf course, pro shop, driving range, practice putting, chipping greens.