Lake Park 

Lake Park in Des Plaines IL is a great place for all types of activities. There is a golf course, paddle boats, a fishing pier, and volleyball courts. It also features a walking path, picnic areas, and pavilions.

The 18-hole par-3 course provides an excellent opportunity for beginners and players of all skill levels to practice their short game. The greens are well-groomed and challenging yet friendly. More by clicking here.

Lake Opeka

Lake Opeka is a charming 76-acre park where residents can enjoy fishing, sailing, and boating close to home. Administrated by the Des Plaines Park District, this area also features a public golf course, picnic shelters, and a playground.

The park also houses a marina, which is home to the Des Plaines Yacht Club which hosts multiple regattas throughout the summer. In addition, jogging paths, open green spaces, native plantings, and a sensory garden provide additional recreational activities.

Most residents (63.8%) in this neighborhood commute alone in a private automobile. This is higher than the national average of 65.5%. Residents here are also more likely to work from home than the national average of 68.7%. This allows them more flexibility and control over their schedules.

Lake Park Golf Course

Designed for the beginner golfer or those looking to work on their short game, Lake Park Golf Course is a fun place to practice. Holes range from 50 to 115 yards, and the picturesque lake that doubles as a water hazard provides ample challenge.

This public golf course is open to golfers of all ages and skill levels but is particularly popular among seniors and beginners. You can also book a tee time online, though the course is closed during bad weather.

Lake Park boasts a driving range and an 18-hole par-3 golf course, as well as a practice green and a fee-based short game area. The driving range has 80 bays, which you can access with a stored-payment card and pay for at the front desk; it costs different amounts depending on your choice of bay. This unique place is a must-see!

Picnic Shelters

There is a picnic area in the park which offers plenty of space for you to enjoy your picnic. There are also several tables which you can use for your family and friends to eat at.

There are two picnic shelters in Lake Park, one located south of the Memorial Pavilion and another north of the Pavilion. Both can be reserved by calling the Park District. Rentals take precedence over walk-in use.

Small dogs are welcome to Lake Park as long as they are on a leash. There is a large playground and tons of open areas for you and your dog to enjoy. You can even join the Chicago Small Dog Meetup group if you want to socialize with other responsible pet owners.

Boat Rentals

For a fun-filled afternoon on the water, rent a paddle boat. The fleet includes one ADA-compliant boat that seats 4. Boat rentals close 1 hour before dusk.

The popular Lake Park marina provides wet and dry moorings for local boat owners. The Park District also sponsors a Labor Day regatta and sailing lessons are available each summer for beginner and intermediate sailors.

Enjoy the beauty of nature in this scenic 76-acre park, just minutes from downtown Des Plaines. Relax in a natural setting, watch wildlife, play golf, go fishing, sailing, or boating, take a walk on the path around the lake, or visit the playground and picnic areas. The park also hosts free family-friendly movies shown at the Lake Park bandshell on select Friday evenings.

Volleyball Courts

A walking path, golf course, fishing pier, paddleboat rentals, and volleyball courts can all be found at this 76-acre park. It also has picnic shelters and a playground for the kids. You can even listen to a live concert in the summertime!

The Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center is a new addition to this park. It features a 3 1/2- to 4-foot depth warm water wellness pool with three lap lanes, a timing/scoreboard system, and 150 spectator retractable bleachers. It’s also home to the Des Plaines Warriors championship swim team for year-round training and competition.

This award-winning district 20 miles northwest of Chicago offers residents over 50 parks and facilities with hundreds of affordable recreational and educational programs for kids, teens, adults, and families each season. Residents at Brookdale Des Plaines enjoy many colorful amenities including a health club, coffee shop, and whirlpool. Check out this interesting post!



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