Hoopers Hollow

Chicago & Cornell
Downers Grove, IL


In December of 1975, this park was officially renamed from Northwest Park to Hooper's Hollow in honor of William E. Hooper, for his service and dedication to the community. Mr. Hooper was a long-time resident involved in the formation and advancement of the Park District, including being instrumental in the acquisition of several parks. Over the years, the Park District has added playground equipment, pathways and site amenities to provide a variety of activities.

Hooper's Hollow is a large, rustic neighborhood park located immediately to the north of Chicago Avenue at its intersection with Cornell Avenue. The park rises steeply from south to north and has a creek running generally northeast to southwest in the southern section of the park. A wooden bridge spanning over the creek provides pedestrian access to the northern half of the park, where a .36 mile asphalt pathway winds its way to the north, connecting to Cornell Avenue at the north end of the park before circling back south and connecting to a Village sidewalk within the Chicago Avenue right-of-way.

Hoopers Hollow


Dawn to Dusk


  • BBQ Grill
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Natural Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Walking Trail
  • 10 Acres

Upcoming Improvements/Construction

No improvements are currently planned for the upcoming construction season.