Hubbard Woods Park

939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL 60093
Merrill Street to Gage Street, East of Green Bay Road

1.38 acres (Neighborhood Park)

Structures: Shelter

  • May 8, 1912 purchased from Miss Elizabeth O. Shibley for $2,000.00
  • October 1, 1914 condemnation from Mr. Carl A. Forberg
  • March 5, 1920 purchased from Mr. & Mrs. John R. Leonard
  • February 4, 1922 condemnation from Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Wyman for $7,047.00
  • February 14, 1922 condemnation from Mr. Ruben H. Schell for $7,700.00
  • April 28, 1922 condemnation from Mr. & Mr. Carl Forberg for $46,625.00
  • Total: $63,372.00

Hubbard Woods Park sits in the center of the Hubbard Woods Business District and adjacent to the Hubbard Woods Metra Station for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad.  Completely renovated in 2015-16, the park features a grassy central area which is also flooded for winter ice skating.  At the southern end of the park, an open roofed shelter provides space for performances.  Restrooms are provided as part of the building.  A playground and water spray park sit adjacent to the shelter.  At the north end of the park are two bocce ball courts and a butterfly garden with a sculpture.  Drinking fountains, decorative lightpoles, picnic tables, benches, stone seat walls, waste receptacles, and bike racks are also scattered throughout the site. The park was used for location filming of the movie Home Alone in 1990.

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