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Takiff Center Closed Wednesday, August 20.
Takiff Center Gym & Fitness Studios Closed August 20-24

  • Real Time Registration for Fall Programs is NOW AVAILABLE. 
  • Click here to read our general guidelines for emergency program cancellations. 
Follow us to fun!
Follow us to fun!
Each week, we’re bringing fun events to a different Glencoe Park!  Park-n-Play activities may include outdoor arts and crafts, sports, games, dance lessons, fitness classes, and more! More
Your tot will be dancing and singing along as talented children's entertainers take the stage.  Grab a blanket and get ready to enjoy a morning concert in the park. More
Glencoe Beach
Glencoe Beach
Right in your own backyard is Lake Michigan’s most beautiful spot on the North Shore – Glencoe Beach! Spend your summer at the beach; season tokens are now on sale at the Takiff Center and at Glencoe Beach!
Glencoe Preschools
Glencoe Preschools
Come visit our busy preschool rooms: Children's Circle, Early Learning Center and Glencoe Junior Kindergarten
Children's Circle Full Day Preschool
Children's Circle Full Day Preschool
Children's Circle Full Day Preschool combines full-day flexibility and high quality teaching to create preschool programs geared to the diverse needs of busy families.
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Independence Day Fireworks

Release Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Park District Board of Commissioners recently received a suggestion to move Glencoe's Independence Day fireworks show from the traditional July 4 date to July 3. Before making a decision, the Board would like to hear feedback from Glencoe residents. You are invited to vote in the Independence Day poll below, share your thoughts via email, or come to the August 19 Board meeting. All opinions will be taken into consideration by the Board of Commissioners.

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Fall Registration Issue

Release Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dear Friends:

I would like to apologize for the inconvenience you may have experienced today while trying to register for fall programs.

A configuration issue caused a 1.5 hour registration glitch this morning. We are investigating how the configuration issue happened. The delay was unacceptable. We are doing everything in our power to ensure it never happens again.

We are also doing our best to be as fair as possible with registrations received offline this morning. Despite the registration glitch, almost everyone who registered today was able to enroll in the class they wanted. Only 2% of our programs now have a wait list. It is our practice to monitor program registration and make every effort to accommodate those individuals on the wait list. Information will be distributed to wait list patrons as details are confirmed.

Our team met today to discuss how to improve your registration experience next season and how we address any issues. We are committed to developing a registration process that is user-friendly and dependable.

We know you have many choices when selecting activities for your leisure time. We welcome your feedback and ideas. Thank you for your patience, as well as allowing us to be your recreation source.


Lisa Sheppard
Executive Director
Glencoe Park District.

Fall Registration Starts July 30

Release Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fall GuideMake an Italian Feast. Take a Yoga Class. Build Robotics and Code with Legos. Join the After-School Art Club.  Learn Tennis or Cheer. Go To Baking Boot Camp. What will you do this fall?

The Fall Guide to events and activities was mailed to Glencoe households this week. Inside, you'll find details about sports and after-school programs, as well as details about new special events, preschool classes, and more. Click here to read it online!


Online Registration for Fall programs will start at 6:30 AM on Wednesday, July 30. With Real-Time Online Registration, you will register for programs on a first-come, first-served basis. Instead of waiting for the program lottery, your registration will be confirmed immediately. 

Online registration is the BEST way to ensure your spot. It is also the fastest and most convenient way to register. However, you can still register in person, by mail, or by fax.  

In order to ensure your spot in our fall programs, we suggest you set up your household account immediately and confirm your username/password is correct. That way, on July 30, you can log in, click on the class you want, submit your registration payment, and receive confirmation immediately. 

If you have any questions, call us at (847) 835-3030. Staff will be available at 6:30 AM on July 30 to assist with registration. Registrations will be accepted online, by fax, or in person; telephone registrations will not be accepted at any time. 

New Date! Midwest Dueling Pianos

Release Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rock out as Midwest Dueling Pianos perform on Liza's Gazebo in Kalk Park. Pack a picnic, bring your family, and come ready to dance

The one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that is Midwest Dueling Pianos will leave you singing, cheering, dancing, and laughing so hard you'll be doubled over gasping for breath. The all-request driven show spans generations and keeps everyone entertained.

Midwest Dueling Pianos was originally scheduled to preform on June 11 but was cancelled due to weather. The concert has been rescheduled for July 23, from 6:30-8 PM, at Kalk Park. 

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Upcoming Events

Friday, August 1 2014

NEW! Pirates at the Pier

Tuesday, August 5 2014

Free! Tots-n-Tunes

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