This premier facility offers recreational choices for all seasons, from a large sled hill to the picturesque Lake Shermerville for fishing. The park offers outdoor tennis with eight asphalt courts and a practice wall, and four of the courts can be used for pickleball. An extensive playground was updated in the fall of 2008, and there is a scenic 1 1/4-mile walking/jogging trail surrounding the park. Wood Oaks Green Park is also home to one of the largest hills in the area and is used heavily during winter for sledding. During the warmer months, many residents use the hill as part of their workout routine.

This is a popular park for weekend picnics and for Park District baseball and soccer programs.

Wood Oaks Green Park is part of our Tree and Bench Donation Program. Bench donations either be used to replace an aging bench, or they can provide a new bench in an available open space. A bronze donor recognition plaque is attached to the seatback of each bench. For more information, you can check out the Tree and Bench Donation Program page.

Lake Shermerville
Lake Shermerville provides a picturesque location for relaxing and catch-and-release fishing. Each spring, the Park District hosts a Kids’ Fishing Derby at the lake, providing rods, bait and help from volunteers. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources stocks the lake, and fishing licenses are not needed.

Lake Shermerville is a man-made lake, and in case of excess runoff, the lake drains into the Des Plaines River.

History

The Northbrook Park District purchased the property for $1.9 million on April 11, 1975. In 1979, clay was excavated from the Northbrook Court Shopping Center and hauled to the park to raise the elevation to an acceptable level and create the sled hill.