3105 Floral Drive
Northbrook IL 60062
|Amenities||Adaptive Swing, Basketball Court, Drinking Fountain, Educational Area, Fitness Equipment (Outdoor), Playground, Trails and Pathways|
Floral Park is located in the southwest part of Northbrook and serves the neighborhood bordered by Techny, Willow, Pfingsten and Landwehr Roads. This park contains two handicapped-accessible playground areas, four exercise stations, a half-court basketball court and a native prairie area with an educational “I Spy” prairie walk. The exercise stations include a warm up station, a rowing machine, lat pull and an elliptical machine.
This neighborhood park opened in the fall of 2010. After a resident approached the Park District about the need for a small park in the area, a review of the District’s Comprehensive Master Plan showed the neighborhood was underserved. When the property became available, families living nearby encouraged the Park District to buy the land, which contained a single family home.
The District held three public input meetings, received enthusiastic support for a proposed park and was awarded a state grant of $339,500 from the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Program to help purchase the property. Future park users, including children, helped choose the park features and playground components. They chose a traditional playground and asked for benches in the shade. The pathway winding through the park is made from recycled glass aggregate, and various signs feature educational components at the park.