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Northbrook Park District Board President to Serve on IAPD Board of Trustees

February 16, 2021

Northbrook Park District Board President Mary Ann Chambers has been appointed sergeant-at-arms of the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Board of Trustees. An IAPD member for 21 years, Chambers will assist the association with its mission of advancing Illinois park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation and special recreation agencies in their ability to preserve …

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Northbrook Park District Supervisor Recognized as Afterschool Leader

February 8, 2021

Northbrook Park District Recreation Supervisor Taylor Witter has been named among the 2021 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders by the National AfterSchool Association (NAA). Witter was honored for her work overseeing the Park District’s Adventure Campus program which provides before and after school care to about 500 students in grades K-5 per week. Since taking …

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Northbrook Park District Announces the Rebranding of Sportsman’s Country Club

January 27, 2021

The Northbrook Park District embarked on the renovation and construction project at Sportsman’s Country Club based on survey feedback from residents who listed it as a priority. This property is a tremendous asset to the community and the top goals for the project were to improve the golf courses and create an inviting year-round destination …

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Deerfield Historian Brings Captivating Story of Medgar Evers to the Northbrook Park District

January 27, 2021

Barry Bradford uses his talents for storytelling to provide a deeper understanding of historical events and the impacts they have on our lives today. The award-winning Deerfield historian and educator is bringing those talents to the Northbrook Park District when he tells the story of Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers. Returning home from a voting …

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Northbrook Sports Center Skater Takes Silver Medal in National Championship

January 22, 2021

The Northbrook Park District is celebrating one of its own skaters after Joe Klein became the 2021 U.S. Junior National silver medalist. Klein, 16 years old, placed second in the Junior Men’s Competition Thursday, January 21 at the 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas. “This is a huge accomplishment for Joe, and the …

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Techny Prairie Activity Center Recognized as New Fitness and Recreation Facility of the Year

January 22, 2021

Northbrook Park District’s newly opened facility for fitness and recreation—Techny Prairie Activity Center (TPAC)—has been named the 2021 New Fitness and Recreation Facility of the Year by Club Marketing and Management Services International. TPAC opened its doors to the public on January 1, 2021 at 180 Anets Drive in the scenic Techny Prairie Park and …

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Northbrook Park District Senior Center Members Support the Northfield Township Food Pantry

January 21, 2021

Northbrook Park District Senior Center members recently rallied together to support the Northfield Township Food Pantry. When Illinois reinstated Tier 3 mitigations in November, the Senior Center closed its doors and began virtual-only programing. This has had a huge impact on local seniors who have had to once again isolate themselves. “The seniors miss gathering …

Northbrook and Glenview Park Districts Coauthor Community Collaboration Article for Illinois Parks & Recreation Magazine

Northbrook and Glenview Park Districts Coauthor Community Collaboration Article for Illinois Parks & Recreation Magazine

January 14, 2021

Shared community needs along with the challenge of COVID-19 brought the Northbrook and Glenview Park Districts closer together. Northbrook’s Executive Director Molly Hamer and Director of Marketing and Communications Joan Scovic worked with Glenview’s Executive Director Michael McCarty and Director of Brand Strategies and Community Engagement Jena Johnson to write an article on the importance …

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Start 2021 Right with TPAC Fitness Specials

January 7, 2021

January is the perfect time to bring your workout indoors at Techny Prairie Activity Center, 180 Anets Drive in Northbrook. This newly opened facility features a 6,000 square foot fitness floor with new cardio, strength and functional fitness equipment, an indoor walking track (8 laps to a mile) and a gymnasium with open gym times …

Outdoor Winter Activity Updates

December 26, 2020

Northbrook Park District offers a variety of ways to enjoy the outdoors during the winter months! The District’s two outdoor ice rinks at Meadowhill Park, 1479 Maple Avenue, and Tower Rink, 1225 Cedar Lane, will open once weather conditions permit. The District needs 72 hours of weather below 15 degrees to begin freezing the rinks, …