Willowbrook of Will county Illinois is a small village located at the nexus of Route 83 and I-55. It is 5 miles north of the regional business center of Oak Brook and 15 miles east of Midway International Airport and only a few minutes from Argonne National Laboratory.
Back in 1959, Willowbrook was incorporated as a village as a way to guide the development of farmland surrounding its homeowners. Willowbrook became one of the State's smallest villages on January 18, 1960.
Willowbrook is known for its excellent services and low taxes. Residents and businesses enjoy a lean and economically stable local government. Willowbrook levies only a small property tax. Collected funds are used for special recreation programming and handicap accessibility enhancement in Willowbrook park facilities.
Abundance in a Small Village
Willowbrook may be modest in size but it is thriving in all other aspects. The village provides ample accommodations with its abundance of hotels and its retail centers are flourishing like the recently built Willowbrook Town Center.
Excellent education is made available by the public schools of Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and its elementary school feeder districts.
Willowbrook's well-kept community parks and its valued Waterfall Glen Forest Reserve extends the great quality of life in this village.
Parks and Recreation
Willowbrook owns about 54.59 acres of parks on 10 different sites and is being managed by the Willowbrook's Parks and Recreation Department. Every resident realizes the efforts on maintaining the integral resources and venues of fun and activity in the Willowbrook community. The 10 sites include the Tony and Florence Borse Memorial Community Park which is the largest in the village offering three softball fields, one soccer field, three volleyball courts, two basketball courts, playground equipment, two shelters, toilet facilities, drinking fountains, and picnic tables. Residents may reserve park facilities for outings through the Village Hall. The department operates a year-round recreational program for children and adults. Recreational program brochures are mailed to residents in May, August, and December.
This great availability of services and community features make Willowbrook very much worth making your hometown.