1150 Sanders Road
Northbrook IL 60062
|Amenities||Adaptive Swing, Baseball/Softball Diamond, Bike Repair Station, Drinking Fountain, Field (Multi-purpose), Fishing, Grills, Lighted Pathway, Pickleball, Picnic Areas, Playground, Shelter, Sled Hill, Soccer Field, Tennis Courts, Tennis Practice Wall, Trails and Pathways|
This premier facility offers recreational choices for all seasons, from a large sled hill to the picturesque Lake Shermerville for fishing. The park offers outdoor tennis with eight asphalt courts and a practice wall, and four of the courts can be used for pickleball. An extensive playground was updated in the fall of 2008, and there is a scenic 1 1/4-mile walking/jogging trail surrounding the park. Wood Oaks Green Park is also home to one of the largest hills in the area and is used heavily during winter for sledding. During the warmer months, many residents use the hill as part of their workout routine.
This is a popular park for weekend picnics and for Park District baseball and soccer programs.
Lake Shermerville provides a picturesque location for relaxing and catch-and-release fishing. Each spring, the Park District hosts a Kids’ Fishing Derby at the lake, providing rods, bait and help from volunteers. Fishing licenses are not needed for children but are needed for ages 16 and up.
Lake Shermerville is a man-made lake, and in case of an excess runoff, the lake drains into the Des Plaines River.
The Northbrook Park District purchased the property for $1.9 million on April 11, 1975. In 1979, clay was excavated from the Northbrook Court Shopping Center and hauled to the park to raise the elevation to an acceptable level and create the sled hill.