Meadowhill Master Plan Updates

Date:Update:
8/31/2017
Thanks to all those who participated in the drop-in workshop on August 30. For those who were unable to attend, there is still time to share your comments about Meadowhill Park. Send them to us at info@nbparks.org by September 6 and we will include your comments as part of the public feedback. The Park District and RATIO will host a follow-up meeting in late October regarding this project.
8/11/2017Aligned with our mission of providing outstanding services and facilities to our community, the District is beginning an important initiative which will chart the future of Meadowhill Park. In collaboration with District staff, we have selected RATIO, Chicago, to develop a Master Plan for Meadowhill Park, 1501 Maple Avenue, Northbrook. We would encourage you to participate in an upcoming community engagement workshop led by Ratio.

Wednesday, August 30 from 7-8:30pm
Northbrook Junior High School - Gymnasium
1475 Maple Avenue


The drop-in workshop is a valuable source of information guiding the efforts of this project and planning for the future at this park. We appreciate your time and feedback. The Meadowhill Park Master Plan Fact sheet is available in the Forms and Downloads section below. If you are unable to attend the workshop, the District would still like to hear from you. Send us any comments by September 6 to info@nbparks.org. They will be included in the resident feedback for this project.

Background
Earlier this year, the Park District completed a Comprehensive Master Plan that will guide the District for the next 10 years. The process combined input from residents, community stakeholders, Park Commissioners and staff with a scientific analysis of the District’s assets and programs. Meadowhill Park was identified as a location that needs improvement.

In June, the Northbrook Park District hired Ratio Architects, Chicago, to create a Master Plan for Meadowhill Park. The scope of their work will include assessing existing conditions, connecting the park to the neighborhood and Techny Prairie Park and Fields, improving circulation and functionality, ADA accommodations, and parking. They will also be facilitating community engagement with residents and affiliate groups in the coming months.

Park Description
Meadowhill Park is located at 1501 Maple Avenue and is home to a blend of activities including outdoor sports, open space, free play and passive park use. The park is approximately 32.81 acres.

The park is comprised of the following features:

  • Meadowhill Aquatic Center
  • Chalet (small structure for programs)
  • Outdoor Education Center (small structure for programs)
  • Baseball fields – five (1 lighted); also used for soccer fields
  • Outdoor hockey rink – lighted
  • Basketball court – lighted
  • Velodrome (cycling track) – lighted
  • Paved paths
  • Playground with shelter
  • Open space
  • Teams challenge course and climbing tower
  • Parking
  • Maintenance services and storage area – 1605 Illinois

 

West Park Soccer and Baseball Fields Closed Until Early 2018

Date:Update:
8/21/2017The Village of Northbrook Stormwater Management Project Scope: Construction of 24" storm relief sewer from Keystone Road/Chartres Drive intersection to West Park, where an approximate 6 acre-foot expansion of the existing detention basin is required for mitigation. Project information available on the Village of Northbrook website.