Swimmers can enjoy four separate outdoor pools—a lap pool, a children’s water playground, a diving area with three boards and a pool with tube and body slides—along with a large sun deck and full-service concession stand. Meadowhill Aquatic Center (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.
The Northbrook Sports Center pool opened on Saturday, June 17 at 10am. The new facility provides recreational elements for all ages and greater programming flexibility, while maximizing service to the entire community.
The project included a 25-yard pool with six lanes, a leisure pool, a vortex pool, zero-depth entry, two diving boards, deep water diving pool with a drop slide and a climbing wall.
One of the key goals of this project was to upgrade aging infrastructure at the Sports Center Pool. The tank at the popular community pool was almost 50 years old and needed to be replace. Also needing repair were the mechanical systems, underground piping and concrete deck.
Before planning this project, the District conducted extensive research. This included analyzing program data from the past several years, reviewing trends and cost recovery data, obtaining community feedback and utilizing information about regional and national recreation trends.
Construction started on August 15, 2016, at the end of the swim season. The District budgeted $5 million dollars for the project, and funding is coming from reserves with no increase in taxes.
In 2017, the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) presented the District with the Outstanding Facility Award for outstanding achievements in recreation facility design and development of the Sports Center Pool.