Man swinging golf club at range

Sportsman’s Driving Range Named Best in North Shore

March 27, 2018

For the second year in a row, Sportsman’s Country Club Driving Range has been voted the Best Driving Range in the Northshore by 22nd Century Media. The Driving Range features: 30 hitting stations Home of the Northbrook Golf Academy New Pinnacle practice balls put in play twice a season Targets strategically located to improve distant …

Teams Elite Nationals

Congratulations Teams Elite!

February 28, 2018

2018 U.S Synchronized Skating Championships are in the books! We are so proud of all of our teams for receiving a medal. Below are the final standings for each of our teams: Intermediate: Gold Juvenile: Bronze Novice: Pewter Thanks to all of the family and friends who cheered for our teams from near and far!

Executive Director, Molly Hamer, Director of Parks and Properties, Ed Dalton and Nicole Buch, Project Manager posing with plaque

District Receives Outstanding Facility Award for Sports Center Pool

January 30, 2018

The Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) presented the District with the Outstanding Facility Award for outstanding achievements in recreation facility design and development of the new Sports Center Pool. The Northbrook Sports Center pool opened last June and facility provides recreational elements for all ages.

Lana Gerhing skating on ice

District Athletes to Watch in the 2018 Olympics!

January 30, 2018

The Northbrook Speed Skating Club, an affiliate of the Park District, has produced an Olympic skater every Winter Games since 1952. This winter two athletes will be representing the Club. Glenbrook South alum Brian Hansen, 27, is heading to his third straight Olympic Games. He finished seventh in the 1,500 meters at the 2014 Games …

The District Continues Financial Excellence

The District Continues Financial Excellence

January 30, 2018

For the 24th consecutive year, the District has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) as well as the Distinguished Budget Presentation for the 16th consecutive year. To learn more about the District’s fiscal integrity, view the 2017 Stewardship Report.

Teams Elite Brings Home First Place!

January 30, 2018

Teams Elite finished first place in all four divisions at the 2018 Midwest Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships in Wichita, Kansas, last weekend! Juvenile, Novice and Intermediate teams are headed to Portland, Oregon, to compete at the U.S. 2018 Synchronized Skating Championships. Congratulations to all our skaters and a special thanks to our coaches and families.

Ariela Masarsky skating

District Skaters Finish on Top at US Figure Skating Nationals

January 16, 2018

Congrats to all our skaters who competed at the 2018 US Figure Skating Nationals in San Jose, CA last week! Elliana and Ethan Peal won first place in Intermediate Dance. Ariela Masarsky took tenth place in Novice Ladies Joe Klein took sixth place in Intermediate Men Samantha Liker took sixth place in Intermediate Ladies

Sportsman’s Patio Gets Makeover with Help from the Northbrook Garden Club

September 27, 2017

The Northbrook Garden Club teamed up with the Sportsman’s Golf Maintenance Department to plant native flowers and shrubs that attract pollinators like butterflies and birds around the outdoor patio at Sportsman’s. The Garden Club team who spearheaded this project was comprised of six committee members, led by Julie Hansen.  They spent months strategically planning and …

Group of friends gathered together on the playground at Indian Ridge Park

Northbrook Families Cover Hurricane Irma Evacuees in Friendship

September 14, 2017

A Story in the Park – September 12, 2017 Former Northbrook resident Karen Bersh and daughter, Olivia, had a wonderful playdate with old friends at Indian Ridge Park on Tuesday, September 12. The Bersh Family moved to Marco Island, Florida, two years ago and are back in Northbrook the first time due to Hurricane Irma. …


A Story in the Park

August 8, 2017

Grant Golden, 50s tennis legend, and Geoff Gluck, hall-of-fame tennis coach, at Wood Oaks Green Park. It was a ‘golden’ afternoon at Wood Oaks Green Park when we happened upon Grant Golden practicing the game that made him famous. Golden was ranked in the U.S. top 10 in singles in 1953, 1956, and 1957, was …