May 29, 2020 at 3:21pm

Pedaling bikes on the Velodrome, perfecting those batting skills and playing with your pup at the Northbrook Dog Park are among activities soon available as Northbrook Park District reopens outdoor areas.

With COVID-19 restrictions allowing for more organized activities and the state moving into Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan, several outdoor facilities are set to open Saturday, May 30. These include the Ed Rudolph Velodrome, ballfields and inline hockey rink at Meadowhill Park, 1479 Maple Avenue; skate park,  batting cages (advanced online registration required), turf and ball fields at Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1750 Techny Road; Northbrook Dog Park (membership required), 2490 Dundee Road; and ballfields at Village Green Park, 1810 Walters Avenue, Wood Oaks Green Park 1150 Sanders Road and other locations. Outdoor bathrooms at Anetsberger Golf Course and Wood Oaks Green Park are also opening.

Basketball courts at various parks are opening with modifications on June 1 following the reinstallation of hoops. Golf at Anetsberger Golf Course and tennis courts have been open since mid-May with restrictions.

“We’re thrilled to welcome people back to our outdoor facilities and look forward to providing more recreational opportunities,” said Eileen Loftus, Director of Recreation. “We hope to continue to make additional amenities available as state and local health guidelines allow.”

Playground equipment and drinking fountains remain closed.

While enjoying outdoor facilities, the District requires all users to follow these guidelines:

  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distancing
  • Wear face coverings when 6 feet of physical distancing is not possible
  • Groups must be 10 people or fewer
  • Team sports and games are not permitted.
  • All organized groups and private instruction require a permit
  • No shared equipment
  • Bring your own water
  • Bring hand sanitizer

Outdoor rentals are also available for small group fitness and private training, tennis, and athletics.

For more information, visit or call 847-291-2993.