Northbrook Park District • 545 Academy Drive • Northbrook, IL 60062 • 847·291·2960 •  nbparks.org
 

Floral Park

Floral Park
Location: 3105 Floral Drive
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Amenities
  • .77 acres
  • Two handicapped-accessible playground areas
  • Four exercise stations
  • Half-court basketball court
  • Sand play area
  • Benches
  • Walking path
  • Native Prairie with educational signs

The newest neighborhood park opened in the fall of 2010 in the southwest part of Northbrook. After a resident approached the Park District about the need for a small park in the area, a review of the District’s Comprehensive Master Plan showed the area was underserved. When the property became available, families living nearby encouraged the Park District to buy the land, which contained a single family home.
The District held three public input meetings, received enthusiastic support for a proposed park, and was awarded a state grant of $339,500 from the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Program to help purchase the property. Future park users, including children, helped choose the park features and playground components. They chose a traditional playground and asked for benches in the shade.
In planning the site, the Park District had four objectives:

  1. To provide recreational elements for all age groups
  2. To provide active and passive recreation elements
  3. To promote conservation education opportunities
  4. To be sensitive to adjacent land use and accessibility

The park design includes native plantings, low-maintenance materials, a rain garden, an educational “I Spy” prairie walk, and recycled glass pavement. The park serves the neighborhood bordered by Techny, Willow, Pfingsten and Landwehr Roads.


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