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

Lunch and Learn: Demystifying Acupuncture

Northbrook Leisure Center 3323 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, United States

Have you been curious about how acupuncture works? Al Ladesic, from Restorative Acupuncture, will cover the major causes of chronic pain and how acupuncture works to tap into the body's innate ability to heal itself. Lunch provided. Please register by February 28 to be included in the lunch. register now

Free
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