Sensory-Friendly Performances Come to Northbrook Theatre

October 17, 2019

Northbrook Theatre is becoming more inclusive, with the addition of Sensory-Friendly performances designed to make shows welcoming to all audiences.  A Sensory-Friendly performance of  The Cat in the Hat takes place at 2pm, Sunday, October 27 at Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue. The performance is structured to enhance accessibility for audience members and families with …

Drinking Fountain and Restroom Winterization

October 11, 2019

As cooler weather approaches, the Northbrook Park District is beginning its annual shutdown and winterization of park restrooms and drinking fountains. Winterization will start October 21. The shutdown is expected to be completed by November 11. “There are more than 18 sites in the parks system where the water supply needs to be shut off …

Celebrate OAKtober with the Northbrook Park District!

October 5, 2019

October is Oak Awareness Month in Illinois—also known as OAKtober—and a great time to enjoy the hundreds of majestic oaks located throughout the Northbrook Park District. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all through October and watch for weekly OAKtober facts and OAKtrivia for a chance to win prizes. Northbrook …

Fall into Fun at Northbrook Autumnfest

October 4, 2019

Celebrate the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice with an afternoon of hayrides, entertainment and a variety of awesome autumn activities! Set for 2-6pm Saturday, October 12 at Meadowhill Park, 1479 Maple Avenue, the free Northbrook Autumnfest features hayrides, face painting, crafts, a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating contest. Other activities include a bonfire …

Improving Community Spaces: New Pickleball Courts Open at Stonegate Park

September 26, 2019

Six new pickleball courts are open at Stonegate Park, 3435 Whirlaway Drive, allowing additional opportunities for the community to enjoy this increasingly popular paddle sport. Included in Northbrook Park District’s Capital Improvement Plan for 2019, the courts are the District’s first dedicated space for pickleball. Drop-in players and rentals are welcome, and pickleball clinics and …

Embark on an Amazing Adventure with ‘The Cat in The Hat’

September 24, 2019

Witness mischief, mayhem and plenty of laughs when the Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences presents Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat! The literary favorite runs October 12-November 3 at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue. With the trickiest of tricks, The Cat in the Hat turns a rainy afternoon into a magical experience. The …

Northbrook Park District Receives Arts Grant

September 19, 2019

A $13,900 grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency will help Northbrook Park District’s Performing Arts program continue to provide high-quality productions and programming for the community. The grant will be used to support performing arts programming for all ages. To qualify for the grant, organizations must show their programs and activities have artistic, educational …

Bond with Dad at Father-Son Sports Night

September 6, 2019

Score some points for great memories at Northbrook Park District’s new Father-Son Sports Night! Open to ages 4-9, the event is set for 6:30-8:30pm, Saturday, September 21 at Greenbriar Gym, 1225 Greenbriar Lane. Activities include basketball, floor hockey and soccer. Pizza and soft drinks will be served after the games. “We’ve had so much success …

New Northbrook Park District Activity Center Earns Prestigious Net Zero Energy Building Designation

September 5, 2019

$1.78 million grant from Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for high sustainability standards to fund energy efficient facility A generous $1.78 million grant to the Northbrook Park District ensures its new Activity Center will achieve Net Zero Energy building status, by generating as much renewable energy as the building needs to operate. The funding, from …

Board of Park Commissioners Regular Board Meeting – President Randel’s Opening Statement

Board of Park Commissioners Regular Board Meeting – President Randel’s Opening Statement

August 30, 2019

Board of Park Commissioners Regular Board Meeting President Randel’s Opening Statement – August 28, 2019 My name is Penny Randel and on behalf of the Northbrook Park District Board of Commissioners, I would like to welcome and thank you for attending tonight’s meeting.  Before we hear your comments, I would like to make a brief …