Mt. Prospect Park District was incorporated in June 1955 and is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Encompassing more than 454 acres, the Park District provides recreation programs, facilities and services to portions of Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village with a total population of 215,000. Mt. Prospect Park District offers its residents a total of 32 parks and recreational facilities. From a 3-1/2 star golf course to neighborhood playgrounds, pools, fitness centers, ball diamonds, biking and walking paths, the Park District continues to fulfill its mission of providing quality open land, facilities and wholesome recreation for the residents of the District.