Brookdale is home to the District’s Administrative Offices. Visitors can stop in and obtain information about various District programs and facilities or explore the site. A short hiking looped trail, wildlife observation deck, fishing pier and interpretive signage can be found along an 11.4 acre pond perfect for fishing. The Paulsen Road entrance shelter area includes grills, picnic tables, restrooms, trailside benches, and trail signage. Building open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
A picnic shelter and restroom are available on the east side of the pond/Paulson Road entrance, as well as a 1/4 mile paved trail that leads to a handicap accessible fishing pier and small dam where the pond spills into the north branch of the Kishwaukee River. The Paulsen Road Entrance offers a horse trailer parking lot for up to 10 trailers and is the closer access point to the new 4.5-mile multi-purpose trail.