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Highland Park Country Club Golf Conversion Project

The Park District of Highland Park has a unique opportunity to work with our community to create one-of-a-kind passive recreation areas on what is now the Highland Park Country Club golf course.

With input from community residents and stakeholders, Park District staff will work with land planning specialists to create a master plan that includes green spaces interwoven with natural areas, gardens, and woods through which people can walk, bike and run.

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The Park District of Highland Park is in the process of acquiring the Highland Park Country Club property from the City of Highland Park. This is in accordance with the Park District’s GreenPrint 2024 Master Plan and the community’s expressed desire for passive recreational opportunities such as walking and biking trails. The property offers unique connectivity to the Recreation Center of Highland Park, adjacent trails and the Skokie River Woods property. The District is currently setting the groundwork to create a plan for this vision.

Take a Walk!

To begin the planning process for the Highland Park Country Club (HPCC) property conversion, the Park District invites you to take a walk to explore the natural features of the property. Demonstration gardens have been planted adjacent to the country club to give you an idea of the types of native plantings that will be incorporated into some of the converted landscape. After you walk we encourage you to take a short survey to provide your thoughts and ideas of features and amenities that can be incorporated into the HPCC conversion plan.

Take the Survey

Click Here for a Trail Map

We are looking for people who are passionate about relaxing and recreating in the outdoors. If you are interested in getting involved in the project advisory committee, please fill out our advisory committee application found here.  The deadline to apply is Thursday August 23 at 5 pm.

Concept planning, with the help of a public advisory committee, will begin once the final agreements for purchase of the property are approved by the City and the Park District.  Stay tuned for updates!

Q:  What is a passive recreation area?

A:   Passive recreation areas highlight the natural habitat and provide low intensity amenities such as picnic areas, benches, and trails.