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2950 Harbor Lane, Northbrook IL 60062
Project Status

May 1, 2024

New playground is now open at Greenfield Park!

Northbrook Park District recently took down the construction fencing surrounding the playground area at Greenfield Park, 2950 Harbor Lane, and the playground is open for play! The playground includes two structures, one for ages 2-5 and one for ages 5-12, and a bank of swings. In addition, ADA improvements were made to the sidewalk within the park site to increase access between amenities and create a more accessible property. A new drinking fountain that includes a water bottle filler and a dog bowl has also been added.

Installation of new fencing along Harbor Lane will take place this summer as well. The fence will not surround the entire park, but will provide a new safety barrier between the playground and Harbor Lane. To make this new safety amenity possible, declining shrubs were removed to improve visibility in the park and allow for placement of the new fence.

Benches have been ordered and will be installed soon. The new asphalt and color coating at the basketball court will be completed in the next few months.

This park was funded in part through a $250,000 Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) grant from the State of Illinois.

Watch for information regarding our Playground Pop Up Party to celebrate Northbrook’s newest playground – coming soon!


February 26, 2024

Construction to begin in early spring 2024 for Greenfield Park improvements.

Northbrook Park District is excited to announce the start of the park renovation project at Greenfield Park, 2950 Harbor Lane. The Park District has been awarded a $250,000 Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) grant from the State of Illinois to partially fund this project and we look forward to bringing new and improved amenities to this neighborhood!

To gather community input for Greenfield Park, two surveys were distributed to neighbors in 2023 to gather general feedback and to vote on playground designs. A drawing of the winning playground as selected by the neighborhood is on the back of this letter. New park amenities include:

  • Playground with structures for ages 2–5 and 5–12
  • Half basketball court with playground games
  • Decorative fence between the playground and Harbor Lane
  • ADA pedestrian path within park
  • Drinking fountain with bottle filler and dog bowl
  • Park benches
  • Landscape improvements

While the exact start date of the project is dependent upon weather conditions, construction is expected to begin in spring 2024 with completion by early fall 2024.

During the renovation timeline, the park is a construction zone that will be fenced off and unavailable to the public.

While the park is under construction, please visit one of these nearby Northbrook Park District locations to access recreational amenities:

  • Cedar Lane Tot Lot, 1000 Block of Cedar Lane: New playground (2022), ballfield, half basketball court
  • Countryside Park, 2075 Walnut Circle: New playground (2023), half basketball court
  • Salceda Park, 1010 Fairview Lane: Playground
  • Wood Oaks Green Park, 1150 Sanders Road: Athletic fields, basketball, fishing, pickleball, playground, restrooms, tennis


March 10, 2023

The Northbrook Park District continues the planning process for renovations in 2024 at Greenfield Park, 2950 Harbor Lane. This playground was installed in 2003 and is reaching the end of its life cycle.

With community input, the District completed and adopted a ten-year Comprehensive Master Plan which includes an annual Capital Improvement Plan. These documents forecast repair and replacement needs for parks, facilities and equipment each year.

Currently, this 4.9 acre park offers T-ball fields, a softball field, a half basketball court, open space and a playground. This project currently includes the removal and replacement of the playground equipment, the installation of ADA access to the basketball court and seating area and renovations to the basketball court.

A preliminary survey conducted in March 2023 indicated the following:

  • The playground is the most popular amenity at this park.
  • Climbers, slides and swings received the highest number of votes for equipment preference.
  • Over 57% of respondents selected a palette of natural tones.

Based on this feedback, the Park Board of Commissioners has approved two possible playground designs. Input was gathered from the community in the month of July 2023 to help select the final playground equipment and asphalt games for Greenfield Park. The following playground was selected after receiving 64.52% of the community’s votes.

Greenfield Park Playground 2023 Accepted Proposal

For more information about this project, contact us by email or call 847-291-2960.