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Takiff Center Labor Day Hours: 
8 AM-12 PM Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31
CLOSED on September 1

  • Real Time Registration for Fall Programs is NOW AVAILABLE. 
  • Click here to read our general guidelines for emergency program cancellations. 
Sunset on Summer
Sunset on Summer
As a big thank you to all our loyal season pass holders, we're throwing a party! Join us as the sun sets on August 28 for music, food, and fun!
Worldwide Day of Play
Worldwide Day of Play
Get up, get out, and go play! We're celebrating movement and fun on September 20 with a day full of games, sports, and activities! 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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Watts Advisory Group Now Accepting Applicants!

Release Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Glencoe Park District Watts Advisory Group is a representative sounding board that provides valued input and overall oversight of Watts Ice Center. The Advisory Group’s primary purpose is to ensure Watts programs and operations best serve the needs of the Glencoe community and patrons. 

The group serves in an advisory capacity to Park District Staff and provides input to the Park Board in the following three areas:Programming; Operations; and Facility, which includes roads, parking, trails, parks and structures.

The group consists of a limited number of volunteers, representing a cross section of patrons and members of the community who have an interest in the Watts Facility. The group meets approximately three times per year, with weekday evening meetings that last 60-90 minutes.  The Advisory Group reviews annual operational plans, policies, and long-range plans related to the Watts facility.

The Park Board is looking for volunteers to be considered for appointment to a two-year term.  If you are interested, please fill out the attached questionnaire by September 4 and send to  E-mail inquiries and general questions regarding the Glencoe Park District Watts Advisory Group are also welcome.

Glencoe's Cheer Team Performs at Chicago Sky game!

Release Date: Monday, August 18, 2014

Glencoe Park District cheerleaders performed at the halftime show of the WNBA Chicago Sky Game at Allstate Arena on Sunday, August 17. 

Throughout the summer, our team worked on the routine by learning a combination of cheer, dance, and poms. Under the creative direction of Cindy Leske from Chicago Loves Dance, the team learned the fundamentals of routine arm motions, stances, and more!

Fall cheerleading classes start September 3 at the Takiff Center. The team will be learning cheers and poms choreography over the session and perform at a Glencoe Park District sporting event and other park events throughout the session. Register



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.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 28 2014

Sunset on Summer Beach Bash

Monday, September 1 2014

Takiff Center Closed

Tuesday, September 16 2014

Regular Board Meeting

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