Northbrook Park District

Northbrook Park District


About the Park District

On June 29, 1927, the Northbrook Park District was formed with Commissioners Clarence Bartelme, Wallace Clore, J.W. Cooksey, E.D. Landwehr and Herman Meier, President. The first order of business was to appropriate an $1,800 budget for fiscal year 1927.

In 1994, the District became the first park district in the United States to be accredited by the National Park and Recreation Association (NPRA) for its management, programming and operational proficiency. Then in 1996, the District received the National Gold Medal Award from NPRA for excellence in park and recreation management.

The District maintains 543 acres across a service area of 13 square miles. The District maintains 24 park areas, comprised of community parks, neighborhood parks, play lots and passive parks. Unique and premier facilities include Techny Prairie Activity Center, a 44,200 square foot facility for fitness and recreation, Heritage Oaks Golf Club with the Classic 18 and Legacy 9 courses, Techny Prairie Park and Fields, the Leisure Center, Senior Center, Northbrook Theatre and the Northbrook Sports Center, containing two full-sized indoor ice rinks. Recreational facilities include two outdoor swimming facilities, 36 holes of golf, a driving range, two sled hills, dozens of baseball diamonds and soccer fields, 19 tennis courts, 18 playgrounds, numerous picnic areas and trails, and two fishing lakes.


  • Bike Parade [CANCELED]

    The Bike Parade will kick off at 2:15pm at Cherry Lane and Western Avenue ahead of the time-honored Mile-Long Parade.

  • Liberty Lap Fun Run

    This one-mile modified Liberty Loop course welcomes junior joggers. The course starts and finishes at the same location as the 5K and winds along the Trail Through Time.

  • Liberty Loop 5K Run/Walk

    Enjoy an annual holiday tradition with a scenic run or walk on a certified 5K course through Techny Prairie Park and Fields and Meadowhill Park.