News and Announcements

Glencoe Beach Passes Go On Sale March 31

First 50 people to buy a pass on March 31 will be given a free Glencoe Beach towel!

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Glencoe Beach Passes Go On Sale March 31

Get ready for summer fun at Glencoe Beach! 

Season passes to Glencoe Beach go on sale Friday, March 31 at the Takiff Center. An Early Bird Discount on Glencoe Beach season passes will be available March 31-May 9. The first 50 people to purchase a Glencoe Beach season pass will be given a free beach towel! In order to receive a limited-edition beach towel, you must purchase your season pass in person and take your photo at the Takiff Center on Friday, March 31. Limited quantities apply. 

 

Welcoming & Inclusive Community Pledge

Board Adopts Welcoming Resolution

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Welcoming & Inclusive Community Pledge

Recognizing that Glencoe is home to approximately 9,000 residents of diverse backgrounds, histories, and identities, the Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners joined the Glencoe Village Board of Trustees in adopting the Welcoming and Inclusive Community Pledge at their March 21 meeting. 

West Park Design Concept Approved

Friday, March 3, 2017
West Park Design Concept Approved

At the February 28 regular meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved the design concept for West Park. 

Learn. Play. Move!

Spring/Summer Registration Starts Wednesday, March 8

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Learn. Play. Move!

Learn.  Play.  Move. Discover what Glencoe Park District has to offer this spring/summer! 

We've increased our bandwidth and taken extra steps to ensure online registration is the quickest and most convenient way to register. Online registration for spring/summer programs starts at 7 am on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

West Park Design Concepts

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
West Park Design Concepts

We asked students what they thought of the playground concepts for West Park. The playground project is a joint project between School District 35 and the Glencoe Park District. Watch their reactions here

Lakefront Park Community Input Meeting

Friday, February 24, 2017
Lakefront Park Community Input Meeting
The Glencoe Park District had a Public Meeting on Lakefront Park at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017held at the Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022. Glencoe residents were encouraged to attend and share their ideas for revitalizing Lakefront ParkSee the slideshow here.

Fitness Area Planning and Equipment

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Fitness Area Planning and Equipment

At the February 21 Special Projects and Facilities meeting, staff presented research and equipment options for adding a fitness area at the Takiff Center. 

Vernon & Jefferson Park Closed

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Vernon & Jefferson Park Closed

Unfortunately, the Vernon and Jefferson playground is past its’ useful life. While we make plans for this space, please visit one of our other parks within walking distanceWe apologize for any inconvenience the closure of this playground causes to you and your family. 

 

West Park Discovery Area

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
West Park Discovery Area

The Board of the Glencoe Park District, in order to introduce children to the wonders of nature – for their own health and well-being and for the development of their character and sense of community – direct Park District staff to develop a Discovery Area or “Natural Playground” at West Park.  

Watts Ice Center Now Closed

Closed Due to Warm Weather

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Due to a high volume of unseasonably warm temperatures, the Watts Ice Center rinks will close for the season today.

 

Watts Ice Center is traditionally open from the day after Thanksgiving through the end of February. During cold winters, the rink at times is able to stay open into March; in warmer winters, the rink has closed early due to the sun and high temperatures. 

 

Unfortunately, the rink’s cooling system cannot compete with the 50 and 60 degree temperatures that have occurred this weekend and are expected to continue through the week. The rink staff has been monitoring ice conditions and performing ice maintenance consistently throughout the season and with increased frequency of the last week, but the warm weather has melted the ice beyond repair.

 

All rentals, classes, drop-in hockey times, and public skate scheduled through Tuesday, February 28 are now canceled.

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