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Northbrook Park District Earns Budget Award for 24th Consecutive Year

October 20, 2023

For the 24th consecutive year, the Northbrook Park District received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. Receiving the award annually since 2000 is a testament to the park district’s finance department’s unwavering commitment to transparency, excellence and fiscal responsibility.

Facilities staff smiling with thumbs up

Northbrook Park District Looking for Applicants for Facilities Positions

October 12, 2023

The park district currently has two open positions in its facilities department: part-ice resurfacer driver and part-time custodian. The positions come with benefits including free access to the park district’s recreation and fitness programs, pools and dog park.

Halloween 3K Runners at the Starting Line (left); Police Officer and McGruff the Crime Dog lead the Halloween Pet Parade (right)

Get Ready for Halloween with 3K and Pet Parade on October 20

October 10, 2023

Humans and their favorite animal companions can get a jumpstart on the Halloween spirit with a medley of events October 20, including the Halloween Pet Parade and the Halloween 3K Fun Run/Walk. Registration deadlines are October 18.

Dead Oak Tree in Village Green Park

Northbrook Park District Invites Community to Say Goodbye to Oak Tree

October 9, 2023

A celebration in honor of a centuries-old bur oak tree that has died will take place Sunday in Northbrook. The goodbye event will feature crafts and activities, along with a chance to learn about the tree’s history, from noon to 2pm on October 15 at Village Green Park.

Child in Pumpkin Patch at Northbrook Autumnfest 2022

Have Fall-Tastic Fun at Autumnfest on October 7 in Northbrook

October 4, 2023

Just as the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to change, the annual Northbrook Autumnfest will once again offer fall-tastic entertainment for kids and families. The free festival is sure to draw enthusiastic crowds from 2-5pm on October 7 at Meadowhill Park in Northbrook.

Woman taking photo of child in truck driver's seat at Northbrook Park District's Touch-A-Truck in 2022

Touch-A-Truck Will Be Back Saturday in Northbrook

September 21, 2023

If you want to see your child’s face light up, watch them touch and explore a variety of trucks and emergency vehicles during Touch-A-Truck in Northbrook, a longstanding family favorite. The free event, offered by the Northbrook Park District in partnership with UL Solutions, takes place 10am-12pm on September 23 at Underwriters Laboratories, 333 Pfingston Road in Northbrook.

The Northbrook Park District celebrated the accomplishments of athletes, Brian Hansen, from left, J.T. Compher, Jesse Compher and Lana Gehring (not pictured), inducted into its Sports Hall of Fame, and baseball coaches Gus Locallo and Stuart Spiegel, inducted into its Volunteer Hall of Fame, during a ceremony Aug. 28 at Heritage Oaks Golf Club.

Northbrook Park District Hall of Fame Inductees Share Memories, Thank Community

September 13, 2023

Four accomplished athletes and two dedicated volunteers recently inducted into the Northbrook Park District’s Hall of Fame said they are proud to be from Northbrook and grateful for the sports-related opportunities afforded them locally. The six individuals made the remarks during an August 28 ceremony in their honor attended by relatives, friends and community members at Heritage Oaks Golf Club in Northbrook.

Executive Director Chris Leiner

Chris Leiner Appointed Executive Director of Northbrook Park District

September 13, 2023

Chris Leiner was Northbrook Park District’s director of parks and properties for 19 months before being selected by the board of commissioners to lead the district starting September 1. He previously worked for seven years as director of parks and planning for the Glencoe Park District, where he was part of the team that earned a 2019 National Gold Medal for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management from the American Academy for Park and Recreation in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association.

Executive Director Molly Hamer (2016-2023)

Executive Director Molly Hamer Retires After 37 Years

September 8, 2023

Molly Hamer’s exceptional 37-year career in parks and recreation traces a direct line to the values her parents instilled in her: cherish family and treasure leisure. Hamer’s retirement comes in the wake of being named 2023 Professional of the Year by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association, on whose board she served from 2014 to 2016.

2022 Northbrook Brewfest Attendees

Craft Beer and Entertainment Coming Back for Northbrook Brewfest

August 29, 2023

Brewfest is coming back with delicious craft beer tasting and great music at Northbrook Park District’s Village Green Park for the third year in a row. The event from 3-7pm on September 9 will feature 15 breweries along with food and live entertainment. It is presented by the Northbrook Park District and the Village of Northbrook.