February 13, 2024 at 5:35pm

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Elena Ferrarin

Article by Elena Ferrarin

Communications Coordinator
Northbrook Park District


Start warming up for spring and summer — and take advantage of early savings — by purchasing pool passes, registering for summer camps and sports leagues, getting theater tickets and planning to attend special family events, all courtesy of the Northbrook Park District.

The park district features two outstanding pools: Meadowhill Aquatic Center, which will be open May 25 through Aug. 11, and the Northbrook Sports Center Pool, open June 8 to September 8. Meadowhill features four separate outdoor pools. The Sports Center Pool features a 25-yard leisure pool with six lanes and other amenities.

Residents who purchase pool passes before May 1 can enjoy early fees of $149 for individuals, $109 for seniors, $159 for senior couples, and $205 for families of two, plus $39 for additional children.

Whether into arts, sports, STEM, figure skating, dance or theater, children and teens can participate in a wide array of enriching summer camps offered by the park district June through August.

New camps this year include: “World Explorers Camp” for ages 3 to 5, where children embark on a journey “around the globe;” “Lil’ Artists Camp” for ages 5 to 7, where budding artists can explore a medley of art mediums; and “Artistic Explorers” for children ages 8 to 13 who want to get creative under the guidance of professional art instructors.

Register by March 6 to save 10% on most summer camps and workshops. If your desired choice is full, you’re encouraged to put your name on a waitlist. You can meet our wonderful summer camp supervisors during an open house 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 29 at Techny Prairie Activity Center, 180 Anets Drive in Northbrook.

The park district’s youth and adult sports leagues offer plenty of chances to get your competitive juices flowing this spring.

Youth leagues include soccer April 6 to June 1; boys’ lacrosse from March 18 to June 9; and girls’ lacrosse from April 16 to May 19.

Adult athletics include softball leagues from early May to late August, pick-up basketball from April 3 to May 15, pick-up soccer from April 9 to May 21, and women’s pick-up soccer from April 4 to May 16.

Participate in joyful special events for the whole family by having brunch and visiting with the bunny during “Brunch with the Bunny” on March 9, and taking part in an elegant tea party attended by a princess during “Spring Tea” on May 4. Both events require advance registration. The ever-popular free “Kids’ Fishing Derby” will be back May 18, no pre-registration required.

Also in the spring, the park district’s Northbrook Theatre will host two lively performances that will delight children and adults alike.

Finding Nemo Jr.” will be presented by the Northbrook Theatre Youth Company from March 12 to March 16. Come see the story of how young Nemo’s desire to explore the world leads his father Marlin on an epic adventure across the ocean.

The immersive theatrical experience “Across the Sand” will return April 17-28 to bring to life the story of Passover with music and sensory storytelling from the professional cast of Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences.