Prairie Springs Park includes Lake Andrea which features a 2.3 mile asphalt walking/jogging trail, nature trails, children's tot lot playgrounds (two), sand volleyball pits, softball fields, archery ranges, swimming, windsurfing, fishing (even in winter), and boating.
Froggy’s Landing which is located near the beach pavilion is a great place for both members and non-members alike to rent paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks.
Hackbarth Trail: the entrance is accessible across the Lake Andrea beach pavilion and branches into a series of naturally surfaced or wood chipped trails, starting from the Lake Andrea beach pavilion and heading northwest through the woods and wetlands. Hackbarth Trail extends two miles including access to an observation deck overlooking the wetlands as well as a boardwalk and bridge over the Des Plaines River, looking out toward the Jerome Creek Preserve.
Prairie Farms Trail: the entrance is located at the northern part of Prairie Springs Park, near the Lake Andrea Boat Launch
The indoor beach pavilion is available to rent and can accommodate up to 72 people is kept at a comfortable 70 degrees year round, and includes a kitchen, fireplace, and indoor bathrooms.
Also located at Prairie Springs is the largest municipal recreation facility in America, the RecPlex. At 302,000 square feet, the RecPlex offers several types of memberships including those for corporations and various membership levels. Day passes are available to visitors. Enjoy the indoor suspended walking/running track, water-park, field-house, racquetball and squash courts, group, and individual fitness opportunities. Indoor and outdoor spaces in the throughout the park are also available for rent to host parties, meetings and more.