The Northbrook Park District has more than 7 miles of trails and pathways offering beautiful places to walk, jog or run throughout various parks.
Some of the longer pathways include a 1.25-mile loop at Wood Oaks Green Park as well as a 5K course mapped out at Techny Prairie Park and Fields. The half-mile long Trail Through Time offers a lovely historical walk. Paths at Techny Prairie Park and Fields also connect to nearby Meadowhill Park.
The Indoor Track at Techny Prairie Activity Center offers sweeping second-floor views of Anetsberger Golf Course and the surrounding parkland through oversized windows. The 8-laps-per-mile track circles the cardio and strength area, fitness studios and gymnasium providing a change of scenery around every turn. Two five-foot-wide lanes comfortably allow for side-by-side use and ample space for any pace.
Members and guests heading upstairs to group fitness classes or taking a stroll on the Indoor Track are greeted by our Stretching Area—an open and relaxing space for loosening up before or after a workout. Equipped with places to sit as well as cubbies and small lockers for personal items, the 2,100 square foot space can also be used for personal training appointments. The second-floor stretching area is accessible by elevator or stairway.
Indoor Track use requires a Techny Prairie Activity Center or Track Only Membership, or a daily fee. For more information, click here.
The Liberty Loop and Liberty Lap are held annually during Northbrook’s 4th of July celebrations. A new Halloween 3K event was also added to the programming schedule in 2020.
Adults 55 and older are invited to join Senior Center members for Walkie Talkies, a weekly walking club offered outdoors in the parks on Wednesdays and Fridays during the warmer months. Visit the Senior Center Membership page for more information.