News and Announcements

Commissioner Gaines Resigns from Park Board

Park Board Now Soliciting a Replacement

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Commissioner Gaines Resigns from Park Board
Glencoe Park District Commissioner Steve Gaines has notified Park District Board President Lisa Brooks that he will resign his position on the Glencoe Park District on July 10, 2018. Park District Code requires that all Commissioners reside in the corporate boundaries of the Village of Glencoe, and Commissioner Gaines and his family are relocating outside of the community. 

National Gold Medal Finalist Video

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Watch as we introduce the country to the Glencoe Park District in our National Gold Medal Award Finalist video. To learn more about the Gold Medal award, check out the finalist announcement.

VERNON PLAYGROUND CONSTRUCTION BEGINS

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
VERNON PLAYGROUND CONSTRUCTION BEGINS
Construction of Vernon Playground started on May 23. The project should take 6-8 weeks (depending on weather).

Glencoe Park District Announced as Finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation

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

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Glencoe Park District Announced as Finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce Glencoe Park District as a finalist for the 2018National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.  

Glencoe Park District Achieves Aaa Bond Rating

Highest Rating Available By Moody’s Investors Service

Monday, May 7, 2018
Glencoe Park District Achieves Aaa Bond Rating

The Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners is proud to announce a bond rating improvement to Aaa by Moody’s Investors Service. The Aaa rating (the highest rating available) will allow Glencoe Park District to issue debt at the lowest possible interest rate as the organization has proven itself to be among the top tier of local governments in terms of financial strength, both in Illinois and nationally.  

Honeybee Hives at Glencoe Park District

Apiary Program Part of District’s Sustainability Initiative

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Honeybee Hives at Glencoe Park District

On Sunday, April 29, two honeybee hives were added to the Glencoe Park District greenhouse area, behind Jerry Reinsdorf Field.  

"As the Park District, we strive to be a leader in environmental sustainability. Our Board and staff recognize the crucial role honey bees play in our environment and the real danger that colony collapse disorder poses to the overall health of the United States as a whole. By bringing honeybees to Glencoe, we are playing an important role in maintaining and enhancing our ecosystem," said Chris Leiner, Director of Parks. 

Renew Your Glencoe Beach Pass Online

Spend Your Summer at Glencoe Beach!

Monday, April 2, 2018
Renew Your Glencoe Beach Pass Online

Glencoe Beach season passes go on sale today at the Takiff Center. The Early Bird Discount on season passes will be available April 2-May 9, 2018.  


Passes may also be renewed online here. Photos need to be taken of each passholder, so first-time buyers must purchase their pass in person. Photos may be taken at the Takiff Center in advance or at Glencoe Beach when open for the season. 


Please contact (847) 835-3030 with any questions. 

Boston Marathon Challenge

Can you go the distance?

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Boston Marathon Challenge

Complete 26.2 miles (or more) on our Precor cardio machines during the month of April to win! When you use your Preva card at Glencoe Fitness, your miles will automatically be entered in the Boston Marathon Challenge. Not a member? Visit the Takiff Center to pick up a free 7-day Glencoe Fitness pass!  

Leaders will be posted weekly at Glencoe Fitness. The person who logs the most miles in the month of April will win a Glencoe Beach pass! 

Park District & Village Began Work on Green Bay Trail SOSA (South of South Avenue) Restoration

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Park District & Village Began Work on Green Bay Trail SOSA (South of South Avenue) Restoration

Under the supervision of three arborists, crews from the Glencoe Park District and the Village of Glencoe began removing invasive species (buckthorn and poison ivy) today from the “SOSA” section of the Green Bay Trail (the area south of South Avenue).  The project, approved by the Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners and the Village of Glencoe Board of Trustees, is a partnership program led by the Friends of the Green Bay Trail. 

Watts Ice Center Now Closed

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Watts Ice Center Now Closed
Due to unseasonably warm temperatures, the Watts Ice Center is now closed for the season.
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