Northfield Park District COVID-19 Update

See the Park and Facility Update for the latest information. We appreciate your compliance with safety guidelines and procedures when visiting our parks and facilities.

The Northfield State Fair/Ribfest has been cancelled due to the Restore Illinois Plan limits on crowds and health/safety concerns. Thank you for your understanding. 

Updates will continue to be posted on the District’s website.


July 6, 2020

Fitness Center reopens on July 6! Use of the Fitness Center is by online reservation only, no walk-ins.

Prior to arriving, Fitness Center users, members and non-members, will be required to make an online reservation for a specific time.

• Each timeslot is 1 hour long with 30 minutes between each timeslot for Park District staff to disinfect all the equipment and high-touch areas.

• Users may reserve up to 2 separate times per day here

• There is a maximum of 8 people in the Fitness Center


Monday-Friday from 6AM-9PM, Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-1PM.

More information and to make a reservation:

June 27, 2020

The Clarkson Park playground is opening today, June 27, following an announcement late yesterday by the State of Illinois allowing playgrounds to reopen. 

Please follow these important guidelines to ensure that we all stay safe and healthy and so that our playgrounds can continue to stay open.

• Playground capacity is 50 patrons.

• Use hand sanitizer before and after playground use. Playground will not be sanitized.

• Individuals should follow social distancing guidance and all other applicable IDPH guidance

• Wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distance

• A reminder: do not visit parks, use the playground or other park district facilities if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

May 20, 2020

Outdoor tennis and   courts at Willow Park are now open for SINGLES play only. Please read the COVID-19 safety rules and guidelines prior to playing.

March 23, 2020


The Northfield Community Center remains closed and, per Illinois Executive Order 2020-10, all district playgrounds are closed to public use until further notice. Pickleball and tennis courts are also closed.

We will continue to keep you informed of our response plans on our website, Facebook page and via email

Northfield Park District Pandemic Response Plan

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employee Rights

Affected Programming

  • 4th of July celebration has been cancelled

  • Market & Music has been cancelled

Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 

We urge you to follow the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommendations to prevent the spread of illness.

For information and recommendations, visit: