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Great Place Near the Airport

We had time between our check out and car return. We could have spent it in the airport but walking... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
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A stroll in the park!

After a fantastic meal at a local eatery in Des Plaines a group of friends went for a walk around... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Des Plaines, Illinois
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1015 Howard Avenue, Des Plaines, IL
+1 847-391-5730
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We had time between our check out and car return. We could have spent it in the airport but walking around this lake was much nicer. There is a golf course on one side and a flat paved tail on the other, a boat house/golf...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

After a fantastic meal at a local eatery in Des Plaines a group of friends went for a walk around Lake Opeka. The grounds were immaculate, the water was beautiful, many families were out there enjoying the evening (dining, grilling, playing soccer, boating and walking)....More

Thank 139artiem
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Found this park on Trip Advisor while needing to fill some time after checking out of the hotel before going to the airport. The park was close to the hotel and airport. It is beautiful to walk along the shore on a paved trail that...More

Thank Jhjani
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great for beginners. It can be a little tricky because of the water but fun. No riding carts but its a good eighteen course.

Thank drabicke
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Great lakeside view, golf and foot golf on one side. Boats and fishing along with some places to walk.

Thank advcards
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Excellent for relaxation! Walking, and family picnics. Clean and safe and lots of parking. Used to work in the area and went at lunch to walk the track around the lake. Relaxing.

Thank prpr17
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Nice small lake in Des Plaines with something for everyone! Golf Course, kids, pay ground, shelters and areas for BB, paddle boat rentals and more!

Thank JakesMom2016
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Nice city lake for a walk or paddle boats or concerts or the traveling wall. Child and family friendly. Great for a afternoon picnic.

Thank ChicagoBob18
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Lake Opeka is operated by the Des Plaines Park District. It has golfing (9 holes), paddle boats, and year round festivals. There are fish, but only to look at. Summertime is fun!

1  Thank datiger194
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Another Des Plaines, Illinois landmark. Par 3 golf course, boating, fishing and picnics. Occasional concerts in the park.

Thank Kurt M
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Response from drabicke | Reviewed this property |
The park is free but there are charges for boat rentals and golf.