Fitness Floor at Techny Prairie Activity Center

Special Summer Fitness Membership for College Students Ends July 1

June 18, 2024

The Northbrook Park District is offering a special summer rate for college students who purchase a three-month fitness membership at Techny Prairie Activity Center (TPAC). The membership must be bought between May 1 and July 1, and is valid for three months from the date of purchase. Proof of current college enrollment is required at the time of purchase, which must be made in person at Techny Prairie Activity Center.

Techny Prairie Activity Center (TPAC) is the first parks and recreation facility whose air ventilation and filtration system has been verified to help protect the public's health.

Techny Prairie Activity Center in Northbrook is First Parks and Recreation Facility to Achieve Ventilation/Filtration Mark from UL Solutions

April 30, 2024

The Northbrook Park District’s Techny Prairie Activity Center (TPAC) successfully met the stringent criteria set by UL Solutions and achieved the UL Verified Ventilation and Filtration Mark, the first of its kind to measure the efficacy of ventilation and filtration systems in removing aerosols from enclosed spaces. TPAC is the first parks and recreation facility to undergo an assessment and receive this verification from UL Solutions.

Fitness Floor at Techny Prairie Activity Center

Waiving Fees from April 23-30 in Honor of Earth Month

April 20, 2024

In honor of Earth Month, the Northbrook Park District’s Techny Prairie Activity Center is waiving enrollment and membership fees for new members from April 23 through April 30. Additionally, current TPAC members ages 15 and up can bring in a guest for free all week. (All guests under 18 must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian).

12 Days of Fitness at Techny Prairie Activity Center from Dec 4-16

12 Days of Fitness Begins December 4

November 27, 2023

Techny Prairie Activity Center will offer the “12 Days of Fitness” challenge in December, which will give members a chance to try out a variety of exercises and win prizes. The challenge begins Monday, December 4 and ends Friday, December 15. Daily exercises will be posted throughout the Fitness Center, with options for beginners and advanced levels.

Pickleball player on the court and ready for play

Northbrook Park District Expands Indoor & Outdoor Pickleball Programs

November 7, 2023

In the five years since the Northbrook Park District began offering pickleball, the program has grown tremendously in the wake of the sport’s boom in popularity, both locally and across the country. To meet this steadily growing demand, the park district is expanding its indoor and outdoor pickleball offerings.

Staff in TPAC Lobby Prepare for Member Appreciation

Member Appreciation Week at Techny Prairie Activity Center

November 1, 2023

Member Appreciation Week takes place from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 11, when members can bring in guests for free with no guest passes needed. Free giveaways will include beanie hats, pom-pom hats, spoon mugs and possibly more. Want to take part? Become a member today!

Fitness Floor at Techny Prairie Activity Center

$0 Enrollment Fee Offer in September at Techny Prairie Activity Center

September 6, 2023

The Northbrook Park District is offering a zero enrollment fee special in September for new members at Techny Prairie Activity Center. Typically, enrollment fees range from $75 for adults ages 18 and up, and $45 for seniors and youths. Add-on memberships typically require a $35 enrollment fee, which also will be waived in September.

Fitness Supervisor Julie Lappas

Northbrook Park District Welcomes Fitness Supervisor Julie Lappas

July 10, 2023

Julie’s philosophy is all about helping people find joy in exercising and moving their bodies. “If people are not doing things that are enjoyable, they are not sticking with it,” she said. Julie has taught for a variety of gyms, park districts and large commercial clubs — everything from Body Pump to Cycle and Basic Yoga. She started her new role with the Northbrook Park District in May.

Tread & Shred Participants at Techny Prairie Activity Center

New Equipment, Classes and Amenities in 2023

February 10, 2023

This sustainable and net zero certified facility features a 6,000 square foot fitness floor with cardio, strength and functional fitness equipment, two group fitness studios, an indoor track (8 laps …