Planning 100% Complete

100% Complete

Construction 0% Complete

1820 Western Avenue, Northbrook IL 60062
Project Status
Planning Complete; Construction Starting Soon

May 12, 2024

New Playground at Wescott Park is coming soon! Replacement of the playground for ages 2-5 at Wescott Park, 1820 Western Avenue, is slated for summer 2024. For safety reasons, the construction will begin in June following the end of the school year at nearby Wescott School, with completion currently scheduled for August – prior to the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

Watch this page for project updates and information on the Playground Pop Up Party to celebrate this new facility for the Northbrook community!


February 26, 2024

The Northbrook Park District continues the planning process for the replacement in 2024 of the play structure for 2 to 5 year olds at Wescott Park, 1820 Western Avenue. This playground was installed in 2005 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 4.1 acre park offers softball fields, a playground and walking path. Future plans include the installation of new tot playground equipment in the existing curbed space.

A preliminary survey conducted in March 2023 indicated the following:

  • Swings, slides and climbers received the highest number of votes for equipment preference.
  • The bold and bright color palette received the highest number of votes.

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 75.61% of the community’s votes.

Wescott Park Playground 2023 Accepted Proposal

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