Formerly the Indian Ridge School, the Leisure Center serves as headquarters for recreation programs for children and adults in Northbrook. The Center hosts general recreation classes, Sunshine Preschool, special events, birthday parties and rentals. The building also contains the Senior Center, Northbrook Theatre and the Performing Arts Department, and The Ridge fitness space.

History

Due to declining enrollment, Northbrook School District #27 closed the Indian Ridge School in 1982. The Park District initiated a referendum for the community to approve the purchase of the 40,000-square-foot building and surrounding land, totaling 7.5 acres. Park District voters approved a referendum in 1984 for a purchase price of $1.2 million for the school and land. Renamed the Northbrook Leisure Center, the building became a center of recreational programming, adding a theatre in 1986. The Senior Center moved from Village Green to the Leisure Center in 1993.

Today

Event Series Tot Open Play

Tot Open Play

Northbrook Leisure Center 3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, United States

Drop in for Tot Open Play at the Leisure Center! Our mats, hoops, balls and toddler-friendly equipment are perfect for ages 5 and under. Children are invited to play with others or by themselves if they prefer and must be accompanied by a caregiver.

$5 – $7

Across the Sand: A Passover Theatrical Experience

Northbrook Theatre 3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL, United States

Across the Sand transports audience members to Ancient Egypt for an interactive retelling of the Passover story complete with live music. Audiences will bring to life the basket floating down the Nile, become sheep in a grassy field, discover the burning bush, and experience the crossing of the Red Sea. The intimate production will take place on the Northbrook Theatre stage with a limited number of interactive table seats for children.

$17 – $19
Event Series Senior Center Drop-In Programs

Canasta

Senior Center 3323 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL

Senior Drop-In Program
Membership Required
Ages 55+ | Join friends for canasta at the Northbrook Senior Center! Previous experience is required.