News and Announcements

Play On Passport: Hand-Eye Coordination

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Play On Passport: Hand-Eye Coordination

What’s your favorite way to play? We asked ceramics instructor Natalie Steinmetz to share her favorite way to play!

We’re celebrating Park and Recreation Month by discovering the power of play and adventure in Glencoe!

Power of Play

It's Time To Get Your Play On!

Friday, July 7, 2017
Power of Play

The Glencoe Park District is focusing on community health and wellness with a new program designed to get kids playing! This fall, the Glencoe Park District is offering a variety of programs which introduce you to the benefits of being active and provides a path to lifelong activity. Many of our programs provide an active start to physical literacy, which is the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life. 

The program is simple: participate in a variety of physical literacy programs and become part of the Glencoe Play movement! 

Glencoe's July 4th Celebration

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Glencoe's July 4th Celebration

Glencoe celebrated July 4th with a full day of fun!

The day started with the Rotary Fun Run. The race winners were: 

  • Best Overall Female: Claudia Miller (14:54)
  • Women's 60+: Hillary Lee (21:11)
  • Men's 60+: Mark Lawson (18:23)
  • Women's 18-59: Barbie Jeppe (15:06)
  • Men's 18-59: Lance Larkins (12:38)
  • Girls 17 & Under: Mia Burton (15:20)
  • Boys 17& Under: Alex Kogen (11:55)

The day also included Preschool Games and a mini-golf tournament at Kalk Park, as well as the 9th Annual Glencoe's Got Talent Show. Thirteen acts danced, sang, and performed for the audience at Kalk Park!

Following the talent show, community groups marched through downtown Glencoe in the parade. Food trucks, live music by the Empty Pockets, and fireworks at Lakefront Park capped off the day!

This July, You're Invited to a Play Date with Glencoe Park District

July is Park and Recreation Month

Saturday, July 1, 2017
This July, You're Invited to a Play Date with Glencoe Park District
Summer is here, which means it’s time to get your play on. This July, discover the power of play with Glencoe Park District as we celebrate Park and Recreation Month. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including Takiff Express Train DayMeet the Machines, Tots-n-Tunes, Park-n-Play, and the annual Beach Camp-out.  

Glencoe Boating Beach and Club 50th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Glencoe Boating Beach and Club 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Glencoe Boat Club is recognizing and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Glencoe Boating Beach, Boathouse and Boat Club.  The celebration will take place on July 1, 2017, and will feature a race regatta (race briefing and sign-up 12 noon, start about 1 PM, finish about 3 PM), recognition presentations and introductions (5:15 PM) and cookout party.  All activities will occur at the Glencoe Boat House, with an alternative location available if the weather is adverse.  Many of the 1967 founding members will be in attendance.  All current and former sailors, lifeguards and Glencoe Park District staff are encouraged to attend. 

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. 

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.

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