Northbrook Park District July-August Program Guide Now Available Online

The Northbrook Park District invites the community to enjoy a summer of outdoor, indoor and virtual entertainment as the state moves towards Phase 4 of the Illinois Restoration Plan. Staff members have developed numerous programs that provide recreational opportunities while following safety guidelines.

Special events, summer camps, fitness classes and a variety of programs for all ages are featured in the new online guide for July-August 2020. This summer guide is only available online at nbparks .org and will not be mailed to residents’ homes. Registration is available online at

Facilities open for additional in-person programs as per CDC, State of Illinois, and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines with small group, additional cleaning protocols, and cleaning requirements. face cover.

Summer Camp Session 2 begins July 13 for children ages 8 (and entering third grade) to 13. These four-week in-person camps focus on spending time playing outdoors and participating in a variety of physical activities. Additional daily fun includes cultural arts, crafts, games and sports. Week-long virtual camps also begin July 13 and feature crafts, special guests, interactive games, and virtual tours for a variety of ages.

“We are incredibly excited to have kids back at our summer camp sites and to take advantage of the many opportunities the district has to offer,” said Eileen Loftus, Director of Recreation. “As we move into the next phases of the Illinois restoration plan, we are also excited to offer a wonderful selection of in-person and virtual recreation programs. “

The Northbrook Park District is excited to offer family activities for the community this summer. In-person events include the Family Campout on July 11 at Village Green Park, Family Strength and Stretch in the Parks, and the Kids’ Duathlon at Meadowhill Park and the Ed Rudolph Velodrome. The Virtual Liberty Loop 5K, Stolen Key Scavenger Hunt, Virtual Murder Mystery, and Virtual Family Trivia provide extra family fun at home.

Children are encouraged to explore nature through several new outdoor programs that offer in-person experiences to explore the world around them. New in-person classes give kids the chance to learn and have fun in a small group while popular virtual programs like cooking and art continue in July.

General interest evening classes for adults will be held at the recreation center, while daytime programming for seniors has moved to the Village Green Center. Pre-registration is required for all programs, including “walk-in” options.

Fitness enthusiasts are offered a variety of options ranging from group exercise to one-on-one personal training and small group training. Fitness opportunities are available through indoor, outdoor and virtual classes.

The District has developed several sports programs for all ages. Youth cycling is back at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome and the skating school is available for skaters ages 8-13 from Alpha I to Delta levels at Northbrook Sports Center. In addition, a variety of outdoor sports and sports league lessons are offered at the parks, including the popular Adult Softball League. Batting cages are also open – online pre-registration is required.

While large in-person theater productions are not currently an option, there are many other performing arts programs available. Private lessons are offered for music, theater and dance and a virtual improvisation troupe program and a virtual radio play are also planned. In-person opportunities with reduced instructor-to-student ratios include classes in game making, musical theater dancing, and Pop Hoppers dancing.

While Sportsman’s Country Club is closed for course renovations and pavilion construction, Anetsberger Golf Course is open and offers tee times, lessons and leagues. Registrations for the Anetsberger Championship scheduled for Saturday August 1 will begin on July 1. The 9-hole stroke play tournament features championship flights for men, women, boys and girls of all ages. Additionally, the Anetsberger Golf Shop offers a variety of equipment for purchase, including US Kids equipment. For more information, follow the Anetsberger Golf Course on Facebook or visit

The Northbrook Park District thanks its advertisers for the July-August online guide, including Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Consumers Credit Union and Multivista.

For more information or to register for the programs, visit

If you have any questions, contact the Northbrook Park District at (847) 291-2993 or [email protected]

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