News and Announcements

Astor Park Construction Started

Minor Changes Made to Landscape Plan

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Astor Park Construction Started

Construction at Astor Park is now underway. 

At the June 20 Board meeting, Commissioners made minor changes to the landscape plans presented. The new plan moves one bench closer to the sand play area and includes five new trees for additional shade along with split rail fence surrounding most of the playground for safety.  See the updated plans here.

"We are all excited about the beautiful park for the community and are looking forward to opening the new and improved playground in late August," said Lisa Sheppard, Executive Director.  

National Gold Medal Finalist Video

Sunday, June 4, 2017
National Gold Medal Finalist Video

Watch as Ferris and friends introduce the country to the Glencoe Park District in their National Gold Medal Award Finalist video. To learn more about the award from NRPA, check out the finalist announcement. 

July 4th Activities Planned

Celebrate Independence Day in Glencoe

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
July 4th Activities Planned
July 4th is a great time to get together with family, friends and neighbors. In Glencoe, residents of all ages can take part in a full day of festivities on Tuesday, July 4. 

Glencoe Quarterly Now in Mailboxes

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Glencoe Quarterly Now in Mailboxes

Check out the new issue of Glencoe Quarterly, the joint newsletter from Park District, the Village of Glencoe, School District 36, and Family Service of Glencoe.  


Inside the summer edition, you will find information on the Park District's new Commissioners, Glencoe Beach updates, the NSSRA Shining Star award, as well as details on summer camps and upcoming special events. 


Read the Glencoe Quarterly  

Glencoe Park District Announced as Finalist for the 2017 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation

Glencoe Park District to compete for prestigious honor in the park and recreation industry

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to Glencoe Park District as a finalist for the 2017 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. Musco Lighting LLC has been a proud sponsor of the Gold Medal Awards program for more than 10 years.

Glencoe Park District Honored As NSSRA Partner Agency of the Year

15 Honorees Recognized As Outstanding Members of the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Assocation

Friday, April 28, 2017
Glencoe Park District Honored As NSSRA Partner Agency of the Year

It was a night full of celebration on Friday, April 21 when over 300 participants, family members, staff, board members, supporters, and partners came together at the Highland Park Country Club for NSSRA's Shining Stars Awards & Recognition Banquet. The annual gathering gives NSSRA an opportunity to recognize their outstanding participants, families, staff, advocates, partners, community members, and friends who have truly made a difference the previous year. Glencoe Park District was honored as the Partner Agency of the Year at the banquet.

Welcoming & Inclusive Community Pledge

Board Adopts Welcoming Resolution

Friday, April 28, 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. 

Berlin Park Now Open

Opening Day Celebrated April 28

Friday, April 28, 2017
Berlin Park Now Open
Play ball! The Glencoe Park District celebrated Opening Day at Melvin Berlin Park with a dedication ceremony, baseball games, hot dogs, cracker jacks, and games on Friday, April 28. 

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. 

 

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. 

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