Northbrook Park District utilizes the notification program Rainout Line that provide the community with a simple way to find out the status of a field, facility or special event.
To download the free Rainout Line mobile app, visit the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) and search “Northbrook Park District.” For phone prompts, call 847-281-3370.Lightning Warning Systems
The Northbrook Park District strives to provide a safe environment for participation in all activities.
The Northbrook Park District has two lightning warning systems. One is located at Heritage Oaks Golf Club with ancillary units at West Park and Wood Oaks Green Park.
The other unit is located at Techny Prairie Park and Fields with ancillary units at the Chalet in Meadowhill Park and Village Green Park.
Location of the Units
Strike Guard monitors cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning. The lightning warning system will activate when there is an immediate lightning threat in the area. When this occurs you must seek shelter immediately. The unit will deactivate when the immediate threat has passed. After the threat has passed and the siren and strobe are no longer seen or heard you may resume outdoor activities.
Activation (an immediate lightning threat is present)
Deactivation (the system has determined conditions are safe)
Be vigilant in monitoring threatening weather and always err on the side of caution. Seek shelter immediately if:
In cases of a severe weather emergency where there are no shelter/structures available, be sure you:
30/30 Lightning Safety Rule