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BMX in Northbrook Skatepark, Chicago, Illinois USA

Terrain size:
22000 ft²/2044 m²
Type:
Outdoor
Features:
Skate and urban
Surface:
Concrete
Condition:
Good
Chicago is the seat of Cook County, Illinois, USA. It is the third most populous city in the US and the most populous city in both the American Midwest and Illinois. Nicknamed as The Second City or Windy City, Chicago is situated on the southeastern shores of Lake Michigan, in the northeastern Illinois.

If you enjoy BMX riding in skateparks, you will flip for this multi sport area, the Techny Park and Fields in Northbrook Skatepark. The skatepark is located in Northbrook, a suburb of Chicago. The park was built by the Northbrook Park District after teenagers of the area asked for it. With bowls, ramps, grinding ledges and rails, the 22000 ft²/2044 m² skatepark welcomes every ambitious BMX rider of all levels.

Most of the skateparks use wood as it is cheaper, but Northbrook is all concrete and large enough to host beginners and experienced bikers. Other features are a street course, a quarter pipe, rails and curb. In the center of the park lies a huge bowl that is connected to another bowl with some vert. Around the center bowls are the street courses.

The skatepark opens daily from sunrise until 10 pm and has lights for night use, so if you wish to ride your favorite BMX bike after the sun goes down, you can totally do it. Bear in mind that the park is unsupervised, so mind your personal things and safety. It is a great park that you will definitely love, if you decide to visit it.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Springfield
217 miles/349.2 km, 3 hours 19 minutes
Head east on E Myrtle St toward S 5th St. Turn right onto S 5th St. Continue onto I-55 BUS S/I-55 Loop S/S 6th St. Continue to follow I-55 BUS S/I-55 Loop S. Take the exit onto I-72 E toward I-55 N/Decatur/Chicago. Continue onto I-55 N. Take exit 277A to merge onto I-294 N toward Wisconsin. Partial toll road. Take the Willow Road exit. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Glenview/Northbrook and merge onto Willow Rd. Turn left onto Shermer Rd. Turn right onto Techny Rd. Take the 1st left onto Anets Dr. Destination will be on the right.
BY CAR FROM Lawrenceville
287 miles/461.8 km, 4 hours 47 minutes
Head west on State St toward 11th St. Turn right onto IL-1 N/15th St. Continue to follow IL-1 N. Turn left onto IL-133 W/W Jasper St. Continue to follow IL-133 W. Turn right to merge onto I-57 N. Take exit 345A to merge onto I-80 E toward Indiana/I-294. Partial toll road. Take exit 155 on the left for Interstate 294 North Tollway toward Wisconsin. Toll road. Merge onto I-294 N. Toll road. Take the Willow Road exit. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Glenview/Northbrook and merge onto Willow Rd. Turn left onto Shermer Rd. Turn right onto Techny Rd. Take the 1st left onto Anets Dr. Destination will be on the right.
BY AIR
Chicago O'Hare International Airport,
14.4 miles/23.1 km
BY TRAIN

If you wish to travel by train, Amtrak has stations almost in the entire Illinois. Take a train from anywhere in the US or Illinois and abort in Chicago – Union Station, IL (CHI). From there you can use the public transportation or rent a car.

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