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Prescribed Burns Make Way for Healthier Ecosystem

April 1, 2021

To help support healthy growth of the native landscape, the Northbrook Park District and Village of Northbrook are conducting prescribed burns throughout the area this spring. Burns will take place through May 2021, weather permitting. The prescribed burns and educational programs about the burns are supported by funding from ComEd and Openlands, which includes a …

Spring Ahead with Adult Athletic Programs

March 23, 2021

A new season of adult athletics is about to get underway at the Northbrook Park District! The Park District offers a variety of adult athletics, including softball, basketball, volleyball and pickleball. “Northbrook Park District leagues and programs are great for staying active and hanging out with friends” said Ian Booker, Recreation Supervisor. “We love seeing …

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Construction Project Planned for Northbrook Sports Center

March 13, 2021

The Northbrook Park District’s Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP) provides a strategic blueprint for the district through 2026, aligning long-term goals for stewardship with meeting the needs of the residents. In Spring 2021, the Northbrook Park District will continue to address one of the identified goals of the CMP – to maintain and update existing assets …

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ComEd Awards Energy Grant to Techny Prairie Activity Center

March 4, 2021

A nearly $25,000 grant from ComEd will assist the Northbrook Park District in reaching sustainability goals for the new Techny Prairie Activity Center—TPAC. The District’s Parks and Planning Division received $24,812.21 from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program for the construction of TPAC, which opened its doors January 1. The grant was awarded in recognition of …

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Northbrook Park District Board President to Serve on IAPD Board of Trustees

February 16, 2021

Northbrook Park District Board President Mary Ann Chambers has been appointed sergeant-at-arms of the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Board of Trustees. An IAPD member for 21 years, Chambers will assist the association with its mission of advancing Illinois park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation and special recreation agencies in their ability to preserve …

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Northbrook Park District Supervisor Recognized as Afterschool Leader

February 8, 2021

Northbrook Park District Recreation Supervisor Taylor Witter has been named among the 2021 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders by the National AfterSchool Association (NAA). Witter was honored for her work overseeing the Park District’s Adventure Campus program which provides before and after school care to about 500 students in grades K-5 per week. Since taking …

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Northbrook Park District Announces the Rebranding of Sportsman’s Country Club

January 27, 2021

The Northbrook Park District embarked on the renovation and construction project at Sportsman’s Country Club based on survey feedback from residents who listed it as a priority. This property is a tremendous asset to the community and the top goals for the project were to improve the golf courses and create an inviting year-round destination …

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Deerfield Historian Brings Captivating Story of Medgar Evers to the Northbrook Park District

January 27, 2021

Barry Bradford uses his talents for storytelling to provide a deeper understanding of historical events and the impacts they have on our lives today. The award-winning Deerfield historian and educator is bringing those talents to the Northbrook Park District when he tells the story of Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers. Returning home from a voting …

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Northbrook Sports Center Skater Takes Silver Medal in National Championship

January 22, 2021

The Northbrook Park District is celebrating one of its own skaters after Joe Klein became the 2021 U.S. Junior National silver medalist. Klein, 16 years old, placed second in the Junior Men’s Competition Thursday, January 21 at the 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas. “This is a huge accomplishment for Joe, and the …

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Techny Prairie Activity Center Recognized as New Fitness and Recreation Facility of the Year

January 22, 2021

Northbrook Park District’s newly opened facility for fitness and recreation—Techny Prairie Activity Center (TPAC)—has been named the 2021 New Fitness and Recreation Facility of the Year by Club Marketing and Management Services International. TPAC opened its doors to the public on January 1, 2021 at 180 Anets Drive in the scenic Techny Prairie Park and …