Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Village Green in Northbrook
One of our go to park destinations for a little stretch of the legs and some fresh air is Village Green in Northbrook. A sizable playground area, nice walking path and proximity to ice cream make it a fun way to break up a day!
We usually begin our visit with a walk around the grounds. While not a particularly long walk, even a short walk around provides for a pleasant amble. There is a stream along one edge of the park. On this particular excursion, we found a delightful family of geese. Most visits, we walk around a few times.
Also, be on the look out for the War Memorial honoring Northbrook's heroes lost in combat.
There are several statues in the park, a baseball diamond, a gazebo and picnic tables. Across the street from the park you will find dining options including local favorite Little Louie's known for hot dogs, fries and more, Leonidas with hot chocolate, pastries, waffles, chocolates and other delights, Graeter's serving up ice cream and other selections for a meal or a treat.
The playground area offers activities for a variety of ages. Parks sometimes only fit one age group but this one appeals to most ages. Also, there are restrooms nearby which is a huge plus! The village does hold many events in the park, so be on the lookout for offerings!
Really, a lovely park to keep on your list when you have a spare afternoon!