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Now that there’s snow on the ground, the options are endless for safe winter family fun!
Sledding, ice skating and winter walks are all available throughout the Mt. Prospect Park District.

Skating is back at the Mt. Prospect Golf Club and a second ice rink returns to Beau Drive in Des Plaines. Bring your own skates, there are no rentals available. Rules are posted on site with a special request for patron courtesy. Please avoid monopolizing the rinks with hockey and individual games when many skaters are present – they are in place for ALL to enjoy! Click Here for condition updates and details.

The Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation has generously provided sponsorship of the Golf Course rink in 2022 providing funds for the rink liner and throwing in some free cocoa and treats. Special pop-up events will be announced soon at mppd.org and on social media.

For fun off the ice, explore some of our parks. Sledders flock to Clearwater for thrills and for the younger set the backside of Meadows Park. We know that the retention pond at Melas Park is very popular for sledding, however with the metal grates at the bottom, please know you sled at your own risk.

If you are looking to go walking in a winter wonderland; Melas, Clearwater, Hill Street and Friendship Park all feature paths to explore.

Visit our interactive Parks Map for park locations and information