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Adjacent to Northbrook Junior High School, Meadowhill Park is one of the largest and most unique parks in Northbrook. Spanning more than 32 acres, the park contains five baseball diamonds, seasonal soccer fields, football fields, Meadowhill Aquatic Center, a lighted basketball court, a climbing wall, a Velodrome (cycling track), an outdoor ice rink, the Chalet and Outdoor Education building, picnic areas, a shelter and a walking/jogging path.

History

In 1958, the Park District purchased 37.81 acres of land from the Society of the Divine Word at a cost of $198,508. They then sold five acres to School District #28 for construction of the junior high school. The Park District began developing the rest of the property in 1960, and in the late 1980s, they replaced the Meadowhill Pool with four new pools, changing the name to Meadowhill Aquatic Center. The Park District designed a new bathhouse and added a lighted parking lot, concessions, storage and other improvements. In 1994, a new pathway was constructed to join Meadowhill Park with the adjacent Meadowhill Park South, which became part of Techny Prairie Park and Fields in 2006.

Meadowhill Aquatic Center

At the Meadowhill Aquatic Center, swimmers can enjoy four separate pools in addition to a large sun deck, concession stand and locker room. Meadowhill Aquatic Center, also known as MAC, offers swim instruction for preschoolers through adults, private and semi-private lessons, parent and tot aquatics, diving lessons, junior lifeguard classes and water aerobics.

Ed Rudolph Velodrome

The Ed Rudolph Velodrome, an official quarter-mile outdoor bicycle track, attracts top cyclists from the Midwest to weekly races in the summer and fall, and offers training sessions, special events and Friday night bike races for amateur riders of all ages.

Teams Challenge Course

Nestled in the woods of Meadowhill Park is the Teams Challenge Course, a series of outdoor activities and team-building exercises to advance personal and professional development. For the adventure-seekers, a 30-foot climbing tower offers an adventure that requires strength and problem solving and results in a great sense of accomplishment. The climbing tower is available with the Teams Challenge Course or as a rental option with climbing instructors.

Lighted Outdoor Ice Rink

Meadowhill ice rink is not supervised. Skating involves a risk of injury; therefore, participation is at your own risk. The District needs 72 hours of weather below 15 degrees to begin freezing the rinks, followed by at least 5 days of below-freezing weather before skating is allowed. Rental skates are available at the Northbrook Sports Center for $8/day.