Welcome to Lake Park.
The lake is bordered by an 18-hole golf course and a park.
Enjoy sailing on Lake Opeka.
Lake Opeka is home to the Des Plaines Yacht Club.
Paddleboats are available for rent at the Lake Park Marina.
Enjoy 18 holes on the sporty par-3 golf course.
The course is a perfect place to practice your short game.
Golfers of all ages enjoy the par-3 course.
Walk, bike, or jog on the path around the lake.
Picnic in the park.
Rent the Lake Park Picnic Pavilion, a gift of the Des Plaines Optimist Club,
for your next party.
The Lake Park Memorial Pavilion.
Live at the Lake free summer entertainment series performs at the
Live at the Lake.
Children and families enjoy Live at the Lake entertainment.
Families come out for the Des Plaines Optimist Club's Free Movies in the Park.
Veteran's Day Ceremony at the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion.
Cast your line. The lake is stocked with bass, carp, crappie, bluegill and sunfish.
Fishing at dusk.
The new Lake Park Fishing Pier at the north end of the park.
The Lake Park playground.
Fun in the park.
Lake Park is home to some of our most popular summer camps.
Fun in the Volleyball Sand Courts.
Arts and crafts in the Lake Park Camp building.
The Flight 191 Memorial is located at Lee Street and Touhy Avenue. Read more...
Lake Park is home to the annual Fall Fest Family Festival and Marketplace.
Free entertainment at Fall Fest.
Baggo at Fall Fest.
Pony rides at Fall Fest.
The carnival at night.
Please do not feed our wild life.
The end to a perfect day!
A stunning 76 acre park, on the west side of Lee Street,
between Touhy Avenue on the south and Howard Avenue on the north.
For a map and directions, Click Here.
• 18 hole, par 3 golf course. The clubhouse is at 1015 Howard Avenue. Read more...
• Lake Park Memorial Pavilion, 2200 Lee Street.
• 2 picnic shelters, walking path, gazebo, fishing pier, 2 sand volleyball courts. Rental info...
• Lake Park Marina, with paddleboat rentals, sailing lessons, boat storage: 1015 Howard Avenue.
• Flight 191 Memorial, 1200 Touhy Avenue (at Lee Street). Read more...
North Lake Park was made possible by the purchase of the land at Lee Street and Howard Avenue from Good Shepherd Church in 2007.
The purchase was funded in part by a OSLAD grant. (Open Space Land Acquisition and Development. Read more.) The decision to sell the
property to the Park District was a significant contribution by the church congregation to the recreational and green space in Des Plaines, and
made it possible to connect the new north park area with the whole of Lake Park. Plans for development of the area were created by the Park District, and then reviewed by the public throughout 2009 and 2010. Construction was started in the spring of 2011 and most of the work was
completed in late fall. The north park area will be dedicated in a ceremony on June 2, 2012, at 10:00am.
The area features a fishing pier, picnic shelter, gazebo, native plantings and sensory garden, open space, family play area with
bocce ball and bags courts, interpretive signage, walking/bicycling path, water fountains, and a cooling spray.
Bocce Ball Rules: Click Here.
Interpretive Signage: Click Here.