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Prescribed Burns Make Way for Healthier Ecosystem

April 1, 2021

To help support healthy growth of the native landscape, the Northbrook Park District and Village of Northbrook are conducting prescribed burns throughout the area this spring. Burns will take place through May 2021, weather permitting. The prescribed burns and educational programs about the burns are supported by funding from ComEd and Openlands, which includes a …

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ComEd Awards Energy Grant to Techny Prairie Activity Center

March 4, 2021

A nearly $25,000 grant from ComEd will assist the Northbrook Park District in reaching sustainability goals for the new Techny Prairie Activity Center—TPAC. The District’s Parks and Planning Division received $24,812.21 from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program for the construction of TPAC, which opened its doors January 1. The grant was awarded in recognition of …

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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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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 …

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, …

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Give the Gift of a TPAC Membership

December 17, 2020

As you make your list and check it twice, consider giving the gift of fitness this holiday season! With exclusive charter membership rates available until December 31, now is the perfect time to help someone begin their fitness journey by purchasing a Techny Prairie Activity Center gift package! These preassembled holiday gifts feature a gift …

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Celebrate the Season with Northbrook Park District Virtual and at-Home Activities

December 2, 2020

Staying home for the holidays? Let Northbrook Park District bring the fun to you! An amazing lineup of holiday-themed virtual and at-home special events are planned, allowing families to make memories together. Activities include the exciting Candy Cane Hunt December 14-18. Northbrook Park District staff will leave behind hidden candy canes for a private hunt …