Honors & Awards

Awards & Honors

AWARDS 

2017 NRPA Gold Medal Finalist 

The Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency recognition. Glencoe Park District is a finalist in the Class V category (less than 30,000). This is the first time Glencoe Park District has competed for the National Gold Medal. More

2017 NSSRA Shining Star Partner of the Year 

Glencoe Park District received NSSRA’s Partner Agency of the Year award for their extraordinary support of NSSRA’s programs, housing Rec N’ Roll Monday – Thursday afternoons, Friday night social programs season after season, and special events. Glencoe also provides spaces regularly for staff training, always welcoming the NSSRA team with a friendly and collaborative hand. More

2017 IPRA/IAPD Professional of the Year: Lisa Sheppard 

The Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) honored Lisa Sheppard with the 2017 IPRA Professional Award. The Professional Award is given to the nominee who has made an impact in the parks and recreation industry and made a significant impact in the community they serve. More 

2017 IPRA Park Pursuit Champions 

Glencoe Park District staff completed various “Amazing Race” challenges and navigated the streets of Park Ridge to win first place in the Recreation Section. 

2016 IPRA Park Pursuit Champions 

Glencoe Park District staff completed various “Amazing Race” challenges and navigated the streets of Oakbrook to win first place in the Recreation Section. 2015 IPRA Park Pursuit Champions Glencoe Park District staff completed various “Amazing Race” challenges and navigated the streets of Rosemont to win first place in the Recreation Section. 

2015 IPRA Outstanding Facility and Park Award: Friends Park 

Friends Park was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Facility and Park Award by the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA). More 2014 Moody’s Investors Services Upgraded Glencoe Park District to Aa1 Rating Glencoe Park District maintains an Aa1 bond rating, which is the highest rated park district in Illinois with this rating by population served. More 

2011 NSSRA Shining Star Partner of the Year 

Glencoe Park District received NSSRA’s Partner Agency of the Year award for their extraordinary support of NSSRA’s programs. 

 

GRANTS & MAJOR DONATIONS 

 

2017 Power Play Grant Recipient 

The Power Play program grant from the Illinois Association of Park District in 2017 in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to incorporate the Power Play Program, which is designed to energize today's youth through health, nutrition, and fitness. 

2016 Liza's Gazebo Gift 

An anonymous donor gave $10,000 toward upgrading Liza’s Gazebo at Kalk Park. 

2015 Melvin Berlin Park Donation 

Glencoe resident Andrew Berlin donated $1,000,000 to renovate Central Park in honor of his father, Melvin Berlin. More

2015 Bruce Kaminski Memorial Scoreboard 

Friends of Bruce Kaminski at Watts Park donated by Glencoe Baseball Association $7,500 More 

Noel Jay Mirasol Water Fountain 

Family of Noel Jay Mirasol donated $10,000 to install water fountain at Friends Park. 

OSLAD Grant: Shelton Park