Lake Opeka

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Lake Opeka
Location Des Plaines, Illinois
Coordinates 42°00′46″N 87°53′48″W / 42.0127°N 87.8966°W / 42.0127; -87.8966Coordinates: 42°00′46″N 87°53′48″W / 42.0127°N 87.8966°W / 42.0127; -87.8966
Basin countries United States
Surface area 40 acres (16 ha)
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Lake Opeka is a small, 40 acres (16 ha) lake in Des Plaines, Illinois, with an 18 hole par-3 golf course on its western shore.

On the northern bank is Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Jogging paths run around the east side, where a band shelter is located amongst picnic tables and grills, exercise stations and a playground. The southern end has a volleyball sand pit. Rumor has it that there is a jeep underwater in the deepest part along with an old road.[citation needed]

Fishing is allowed. Bass, bluegill and occasional northern pike are caught. There are small sailboats and paddleboats using the lake. Many ducks are on the water, some large carp and occasional turtles.

On the shores of Lake Opeka, Lake Park is a 60 acres (24 ha) park which offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for all age groups, administered by the Des Plaines Park District.[1]

There is going to be a renovation of the lake during the summer of 2011.[citation needed]


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