Moving Forward 2026: Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP)

The Board of Commissioners approved the Comprehensive Master Plan: Moving Forward 2026, in February 2017, which provides direction for the Northbrook Park District for the next ten years. The CMP outlines key operational and capital initiatives determined by Northbrook residents as their priorities for investment over the next ten years. The four key goals from the CMP include adding indoor program space, updating existing facilities, establishing new parks and open space, and creating a community-wide trail/bike network.

The District has a fiduciary responsibility to invest our resources in delivering outstanding recreation services to our residents. After careful review of community feedback and available financial resources, the Board has identified three priority capital projects. These initiatives, 2018–2022: New Places to Play, will start in 2018.

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1. Indoor Program Space

The Northbrook Park District is moving forward to build an Activity Center at Techny Prairie Park and Fields on the six-acre parcel purchased in 2011. See design concepts here.

The Activity Center addresses four of the Top 5 Priorities for Investment for Programs, as identified in the CMP Community Survey:

  1. Fitness and Wellness – including indoor walking/running track
  2. Active Adult Programs – cardio and yoga classes
  3. Senior Programs – focus on wellness
  4. Open Gyms – all ages programming

The new Activity Center will feature:

  • An indoor walking/running track available year-round
  • A gymnasium for basketball, pickleball and volleyball
  • Fitness space for individual cardio, strength training and group fitness
  • Multipurpose room and office space
  • Locker rooms with showers
  • Childcare

2. Golf Course Improvements

The project will include major renovations at Sportsman’s including:

  • New clubhouse with improved dining experience
  • Classic 18 greens and East 9 irrigation
  • Practice Range
  • Re-branding

Northbrook Park District Board of Commissioners have allocated $12.5 million for this project, part of the District’s 2018-2022: New Places to Play initiative. Course and range improvements will be done by Libertyville-based Jacobson Golf Course Design Inc. The District has hired RATIO Architects of Chicago to design the clubhouse, with Gewalt Hamilton Associates Inc. of Vernon Hills overseeing the civil engineering services for the project.

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3. Meadowhill Park Master Plan

Status updates
May 1, 2019: District staff and consultants are continuing to study the Meadowhill Park Master Plan.