Activity center

Enjoy the holiday season at the Techny Prairie Activity Center

Along with the frigid sting in the air and the ever-present possibility of snow threatening the Chicagoland area, exciting holiday festivities are taking place at the Techny Prairie Activity Center (TPAC).

TPAC, located at 180 Anets Dr, looks forward to hosting a variety of fitness opportunities this season.

Turkey Shooting Free Throw Contest: Join us for the 2nd Annual Turkey Shooting Free Throw Contest! Register for the individual or team competition. Teams can consist of one child and a parent or guardian, two children of any age combination, or two adults. Each participant shoots 15 free throws. In the team competition, the scores are added together to determine the winners. The first place in each division receives a turkey! Second place in each age category receives a cake. Additional activities will also be part of the event! Register now at

WERQ-Y for your turkey: Join us on Thanksgiving morning for this calorie-burning WERQ! Take part in a full body routine with our four TPAC WERQ instructors for high level motivation before heading home to enjoy your delicious meal. Register now at

Outing between parents: Calling all parents! Ready for your long-awaited date? Or maybe you want to take advantage of Black Friday deals? Now is your chance! Children from 2 to 11 years old are welcome. While you are away, we will participate in an evening of games, crafts and age-appropriate activities. Food and snacks will be provided! Register now at

Extended Gym Hours for Thanksgiving Week: A break from work and school means more free time to do the things you love, like joining the open gym! The TPAC has increased the gym hours open for the week. Check the calendar at


Home for the Holidays: This Winter Break College membership offer is perfect for college students who need a place to train over the winter break! Membership includes access to the fitness facility, group fitness classes, indoor track, and open gym with no registration fee. Sales begin December 1. The pass is valid for one month from the date of purchase without pro rata. Membership must be purchased in person at TPAC. Proof of college enrollment is required at time of purchase.

The Techny Prairie Activity Center, the district’s net-zero verified building, houses a 6,000 square foot fitness facility, two fitness studios, a full-size gymnasium, an indoor track and the Kids’ child care room. Corner. Membership comes with many benefits and payment options include monthly and yearly plans. For more information, visit or call 847-897-6180.

Founded in 1927, Northbrook Park District’s mission is to improve the community by providing exceptional services, parks and facilities through environmental, social and financial stewardship.