February 22, 2022 at 5:16pm

⚠️ Please Note: This article was published in 2022. Visit our Events Calendar to view current upcoming events.

Exciting Activities and Special Events are Blooming This Spring at the Northbrook Park District!

The Spring 2022 program guide, featuring summer camps, athletics, theatre, art, early childhood, fitness, golf and senior activities, is scheduled for delivery to residents the week of February 21. Resident registration opens Wednesday, February 23 at 9:00am and non-resident registration begins March 2 at 9:00am.

“We have a lot of spectacular activities for all ages,” said Katie Kotloski, Recreation Division Manager for the Northbrook Park District. “The opportunities are endless for families to make special memories this spring as the weather gets warmer.”

Upcoming special events include the season’s final Cosmic Skate on Saturday, March 12 at Northbrook Sports Center, Brunch with the Bunny on Saturday, April 9 at Northbrook Theatre and the Mother-Daughter Spring Tea on Saturday, April 16 at the Leisure Center.

Free outdoor events this spring include the annual Pitch, Hit & Run Competition at Techny Prairie Park and Fields on Friday, April 29 and the Kids’ Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 14 at Wood Oaks Green Park.

Northbrook Community Theatre returns to the stage with auditions on March 14 for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and tickets are now available for performances of Northbrook Theatre Youth Company’s productions of Sister Act Jr. taking place March 15-19 at Northbrook Theatre. Northbrook School of Dance provides the opportunity for everything from TUTU 2s through Hip Hop with class offerings for ages 2 through 12.

Youth sports include spring soccer and lacrosse leagues while adult sports range from tennis and pickleball to the adult softball league, open hockey and open soccer. For the youngest athletes, 13 different hot shots classes are available while a wide variety of sports such as fencing, tae kwon do, volleyball, basketball, soccer and skateboarding are provided across several age groups.

Northbrook’s youngest patrons are invited to learn a wide array of new skills at the ever-popular Safety Town with sessions taking place in May while seniors are invited to the National Senior Health and Fitness Day Celebration Wednesday, May 25 from 10am to 1pm at Techny Prairie Activity Center (TPAC). This event includes a box lunch and is free for seniors who are members of the Senior Center or TPAC. The fee for non-members is $25.

Ice offerings at Northbrook Sports Center include several opportunities including open hockey, hockey classes, Skating School lessons, a learn to speedskate program and freestyle ice sessions. For those looking to skate with family and friends inside, check out the public skating schedule.

The 52nd production of Northbrook-On-Ice returns to the Sports Center May 6-8. Tickets are available starting February 28 to attend one of four shows of Skate the Red Carpet. The performances feature toddlers through high-level figure skaters from the Skating School and Icette Program in a dazzling show with amazing costumes, exciting music, beautiful sets and a fantastic light show!

Families can also start planning for summer with the 2022 Camps section. Over 17 different camp options are available, so children ages 3 through 15 are sure to find the perfect summer activity to fit their interests. Register by March 15 to save 10 percent on most camps.

For more information, view the interactive 2022 Spring Guide online, call 847-291-2993, or email customerservice@nbparks.org.