Roller / Inline Skating in Northbrook Skatepark, Chicago, Illinois USA

Terrain size:
22000 ft²/2044 m²
Urban and skate
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.

In Northbrook, a Chicago suburb, you will come across one very popular skatepark, the Northbrook Skatepark, perfect for roller skating. It is one of the newest concrete parks in Chicagoland, where a totally different approach, considering other skateparks, has been used by the community for the building of this skatepark.

The spot is a part of a massive athletic complex with many other sport fields. The park has a spread out mellow area, which flows into deeper and deeper areas. The metal copings cover about 80% of the lip, while the rest is gone. In the middle you will meet a big hump, which kind of mimics a spillway.

Around the outskirts are some fun ledges, bumps and ramps. The bigger bowl is connected to the rest of the park by a channel, which is a rounded off hump. The lines are easy to find and you can keep your speed. The design of the park is wise, as it is a multiple skill level park. The runs usually end up petering out back in the end.

Features are divided into skate and urban. In the skate part there are a street course, a quarter pipe, a vertical ramp, the bowls and others and in the urban part there are rails, curbs and others. Northbrook Skatepark is worth a visit, in order to enjoy a nice session on your rollers.