Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center
Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center is located at 515 E. Thacker Steet and is part of the Des Plaines Park District. The indoor aquatic center offers an 8-lane, 25-yard competition and lap pool, splash pad, and wellness pool. Prairie Lakes also offers an outdoor full basketball court, a sand volleyball court, and several other outdoor amenities for the community to enjoy, no matter the age.
Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) provided civil engineering services for the Des Plaines Park District’s expansion of their existing Prairie Lakes Community Center. The addition added an aquatic center including indoor pools, an outdoor plaza, a new outdoor basketball court, and a sand volleyball court. Our engineers also created new walking paths and reconfigured the parking and drop-off area. Given some of the existing site constraints, EEA provided a sanitary lift station, new watermain, stormwater system, and rain garden to meet the needs of the new facility and the various permitting requirements.