News and Announcements

Now Open! Phil Thomas Memorial Playgound at Shelton Park

Friday, September 9, 2016
Now Open! Phil Thomas Memorial Playgound at Shelton Park

Glencoe Park District is proud to announce that Phil Thomas Memorial Playground at Shelton Park is now open. The new "Tree house" playground features new swings, a new engineered wood fiber play surface, a new water fountain, as well as a 2-5 year old and 5-12 year old nature-themed play structures with slides and climbing areas. The park also now includes three fitness pods along the Green Bay Trail. A grand opening celebration is planned for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20 at the park, which is located at 251 Harbor Street in Glencoe. 

Skate Park Closed

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Skate Park Closed

Due to the age and condition of the skate park equipment, the Glencoe Park District’s risk management and insurance agency recommended closing the Skate Park immediately. The skate park, located behind the Takiff Center, will be demolished this week. The Skate Park was built in 2002 and is past its useful life. In recent years, the deterioration of equipment has forced the Park District to remove various ramps and skate park features.


Community Call for Candidates

Caucus Now Accepting Applications

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Glencoe Caucus is seeking candidates to serve on the Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners, School District 35 Board of Education, Village of Glencoe Board, and Glencoe Public Library Board. 

Little Park Libraries Debut in Glencoe

Take a book or leave a book at Lakefront Park, Friends Park or the Takiff Center

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Little Park Libraries Debut in Glencoe

Take a book or share a book at the new little park libraries, located at Friends Park, Lakefront Park, and the Takiff Center. 

Find Pokemon Go Spots in Glencoe

Get Active & Win Prizes!

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Find Pokemon Go Spots in Glencoe
Enjoy the Glencoe Park District’s parks while playing Pokemon Go! There are 39 Poke Stops located on park district property...find them all, take a selfie, and send them to us to win prizes!

Master Plan Capital Projects

Under Consideration by the Board of Commissioners

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Board of Commissioners is currently considering a number of projects for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Among the projects under consideration is updating Lakefront Park, installing a playground in conjunction with District 35 at West Park, adding a fitness area and parking spaces to the Takiff Center, replacing either Astor Playground or Old Elm Playground, undertaking a geotechnical plan of the Glencoe Beach bluff, and planning a dog park behind the Takiff Center. The Board is also considering requests from the Lakefront Advisory Board for additional shade structures at Glencoe Beach and a request from the Croquet Association to add a croquet field along Old Green Bay Road. 

Kalk Park Closed for Construction

Liza's Gazebo to be replace

Friday, June 10, 2016
Kalk Park Closed for Construction

Construction at Kalk Park has started. Portions of the park will be closed as crews work to replace Liza's Gazebo and park pathways as well as add new amenities to Kalk Park. 

Glencoe French Market

Starts Saturday, June 11

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Glencoe French Market

Shop local this summer at the Glencoe French Market! The new Glencoe French Market is a place for farmers, artisans, small business owners and food vendors to come together  in an open air market setting. In Paris, public markets are synonymous with French culture and style. The Glencoe French Market will bring this to our community with fresh foods, drinks, flowers, clothing, books, arts, crafts and jewelry sold by the area's local vendors in open air pavilions. It will offer a variety of goods with a blend of upscale, urban markets and rural, local street fairs providing an environment that is welcoming to all.

Shop the Glencoe French Market throughout the summer on Saturdays, June 11 through September 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wyman Green. The Glencoe French Market is brought to you by the Glencoe Park District, the Village of Glencoe, the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce, and Bensidoun USA, Inc. 


Summer Glencoe Quarterly Now Available

Read news from Glencoe Park District, Village of Glencoe, Glencoe School District 35 and Family Service of Glencoe

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Summer Glencoe Quarterly Now Available

All the news from Glencoe, in one spot! Read updates from the Glencoe Park District, Village of Glencoe, School District 35, and Family Service of Glencoe in the summer issue of Glencoe Quarterly

Glencoe's Got Talent

Now Accepting Applications

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Do you sing? Dance? Have a special talent? You're invited to perform in the Park District's annual talent show, Glencoe's Got Talent! Apply by Thursday, June 29 for the Indepedence Day show, which will start at 12 pm on Monday, July 4 at Wyman Green. Glencoe's Got Talent is limited to fifteen acts, so apply today! Open to all performers age 18 or younger. Apply

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