Chicago Avenue and Cornell Avenue
Hooper’s Hollow is an attractive, rustic neighborhood park located immediately to the north of Chicago Avenue, at its intersection with Cornell Avenue. The park rises quite steeply from south to north and has a creek running generally northeast to southwest in the southern part of the site. A wooden bridge over the creek provides pedestrian access to the northern half of the park, where a new asphalt pathway winds its way to the north, connecting to Cornell Avenue at the north end of the park. At the southwest corner of the park, the pathway ends at the Village owned right-of-way where a stone footpath connects to Stonewall Avenue.
Dawn to dusk
|* BBQ Grill|
|* Drinking Fountain|
|* Natural Area|
|* Picnic table|
|* Playground with ADA & CPSC - Compliant Play Equipment with Mulch Safety Surfacing|
|Age 5-12 “Big Kid” Play Equipment|
|* 10 acres|
|* .36 Mile Walking Path|
In December of 1975, this park was officially renamed from Northwest Park to Hooper’s Hollow. This was done in honor of William E. Hooper for his services to the community. Mr. Hooper was a long time resident and involved in the formation and advancement of the Park District, including being instrumental in the acquisition of several parks. Since that time, the Park District has added playground equipment pathways and a BBQ grill to provide opportunities for additional activities in this park.
No improvements are currently planned for the upcoming construction season.