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About Lake Opeka
Just North of O’Hare International Airport

Lake Opeka is located within the park district of Des Plaines, a popular suburb of Chicago. Sitting less than a mile north of the O’Hare International Airport, Lake Opeka is in a fantastic location.

I-90 will take you into the heart of Chicago, where the dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities are endless. Kindred Chicago Central Hospital, Methodist Hospital of Chicago, or Northwestern Memorial Hospital are just a few of your medical care choices.

40 Acres of Beautiful Waters

Boating, fishing, and sailing are popular activities at Lake Opeka. Lake Park Marina on the north end of the lake offers a variety of boating services. Lake Opeka is stocked with an enormous supply of largemouth bass, bluegill, white crappie, northern pike, and channel catfish.

The Marina also owns the Des Plaines Yacht Club, a sailing group that holds multiple regattas on Lake Opeka throughout the summer. The Labor Day Regatta is the can’t-miss sailing event of the summer. Open green spaces, walking paths, biking paths, a sensory garden, and a playground make plenty of things to do off the water. After all of the activity, cool down at one of the lake’s covered picnic shelters or pavilions.

The Lake Park Public Golf Course occupies the west side of the lake. Play an 18-hole round of golf on lush greenways overlooking the stunning Lake Opeka.

Festivals and Events

Lake Park Memorial Pavilion hosts an array of events, including the annual Live at the Park summer entertainment series, Movies in the Park, concerts, and more. Lake Opeka hosts the Annual Fall Festival featuring rides, games, food, and other fair activities each September.

Des Plaines and Chicago

Try your luck at the Rivers Casino Des Plaines or travel on to Chicago to try out the big-city casinos.

Other attractions in Chicago include Millennium Park, Willis Tower, Navy Pier, The Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Skydeck Chicago.

Perfect Place for a Family

Lake Opeka is an excellent place for outdoor enjoyment while being close to the amenities of the city.