4 Tips to Get Your Garden Ready from our Grounds Crew

April 11, 2018

Although it hasn’t felt like it as of late, it is spring! We sat down and talked with our Grounds crew about tips and things you can do now to get your yard and garden ready for summer. We expect to start mowing our parks by the end of the April or the beginning of …

Lana Gerhing skating on ice

District Athletes to Watch in the 2018 Olympics!

January 30, 2018

The Northbrook Speed Skating Club, an affiliate of the Park District, has produced an Olympic skater every Winter Games since 1952. This winter two athletes will be representing the Club. Glenbrook South alum Brian Hansen, 27, is heading to his third straight Olympic Games. He finished seventh in the 1,500 meters at the 2014 Games …

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Adkins Sworn in as Northbrook Police Chief

December 5, 2017

Congratulations to our friend Roger Adkins on becoming the new Chief of Police in Northbrook!  He’s been a great supporter of the Park District and will be an incredible leader for our Police Department.

Resident Registration is Open for Winter Activities and Summer Camps

Resident Registration is Open for Winter Activities and Summer Camps

November 20, 2017

Residents: It’s time to sign up for winter activities and Summer Camps! View our new online guide at nbparks.org! Activity codes link directly to registration. Connect with us on our new system at nbparks.org/online-registration! Have an existing Park District account? Click ‘Sign In’ then ‘Forgot Your Password’ and enter your email to access your account on the …

Group of friends gathered together on the playground at Indian Ridge Park

Northbrook Families Cover Hurricane Irma Evacuees in Friendship

September 14, 2017

A Story in the Park – September 12, 2017 Former Northbrook resident Karen Bersh and daughter, Olivia, had a wonderful playdate with old friends at Indian Ridge Park on Tuesday, September 12. The Bersh Family moved to Marco Island, Florida, two years ago and are back in Northbrook the first time due to Hurricane Irma. …

Embrace the Feeling of Fall

September 12, 2017

When people think of fall activities, more stereotypical ones come to mind such as apple picking, hay rides or visiting a pumpkin patch. Here’s a guide on activities to do at the Park District this Fall. Golf Fall rates begin in October and until then there is plenty of good weather left to get some …

Walking in Color in Our Parks

September 12, 2017

Fall walks along our park trails and off are one of the best activities to do in Northbrook. The temperatures might be cooler, but there may be no better time to experience the outdoors here than in the Fall. With children back in school, the pace slows, Fall breezes rustle the branches and the scenery …


A Story in the Park

August 8, 2017

Grant Golden, 50s tennis legend, and Geoff Gluck, hall-of-fame tennis coach, at Wood Oaks Green Park. It was a ‘golden’ afternoon at Wood Oaks Green Park when we happened upon Grant Golden practicing the game that made him famous. Golden was ranked in the U.S. top 10 in singles in 1953, 1956, and 1957, was …

scenic shot of pond at the driving range

Get your Golf Game on at the Northbrook Park District

July 28, 2017

Summer is in full-swing here at the Northbrook Park District and our golf courses are some of Northshore’s premiere destinations for golf. In fact, Sportsman’s County Club was voted Best Public Driving Range by the 22nd Century Media’s North Shore Choice Awards! Sportsman’s Country Club is also a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its achievements …

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Celebrate Park and Recreation Month this July by Getting to Your Local Park!

July 14, 2017

Get your play on this July with the Northbrook Park District and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by NRPA, Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local parks and recreation, such as the Northbrook …