News and Announcements

Watts Ice Center Opening Monday, November 30

Mechanical Failure Delays Outdoor Rink Opening

Friday, November 27, 2015
Watts Ice Center Opening Monday, November 30
Watts Ice Center will open on Monday, November 30 (weather depending). All rink-related activities scheduled for Friday, November 27-Sunday, November 29 (including Skate-A-Thon) are cancelled at this time. Glencoe Park District staff will be working throughout the holiday weekend to prepare the ice for Monday. Skating classes, scheduled to start on Monday, November 30, will take place as planned.  

Watts Ice Center Opening Delayed

Mechanical Failure Delays Outdoor Rink Opening

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Watts Ice Center Opening Delayed
Watts Ice Center will not open on Friday, November 27 as planned. The delay is attributed to a mechanical failure on the main rink cooling floor, which developed when the system was turned on for the season. All rink-related activities scheduled for Friday, November 27 (including Skate-A-Thon), Saturday, November 28, and Sunday, November 29 are cancelled at this time.   

Winter Program Guide Now In Mailboxes

Winter & Camp Registration Starts December 2

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Winter Program Guide Now In Mailboxes

Registration for Watts Ice Center programs listed in the Winter Program Guide is now available. Registration for all other winter programs and camps listed in the Winter Guide will start on Wednesday, December 2. Online resident registration will start that day at 7 am; in-person registration will be accepted at 8 am at the Takiff Center.

Register Online

Winter Glencoe Quarterly Now Available

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Winter Glencoe Quarterly Now Available

The Glencoe Quarterly is a combined newsletter published jointly by the Village, the Park District and School District 35 that is mailed to all Glencoe residents.  It includes current topics of interest and general information about services and programs. Read it here

Berlin Park Donation & Naming Rights Agreement Approved

Hitchcock Design Group to Create Final Design

Monday, November 2, 2015
Berlin Park Donation & Naming Rights Agreement Approved

At their October 20 meeting, the Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a final donation and naming rights agreement with Glencoe resident Andrew Berlin. The donation agreement calls for a $1 million donation to the Park District to enhance Central Park. In exchange, the park will be renamed after Berlin’s father, Melvin, who served as a Glencoe Park District Commissioner in the 1970s.

Coming in 2016: A New Kalk Park!

Get ready for a new gazebo and revamped Kalk Park in 2016!

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Coming in 2016: A New Kalk Park!

In the Park District’s Master Plan, Kalk Park was identified for improvements in 2016. Liza’s Gazebo, the park’s most iconic feature, is twenty-five years old. After a structural analysis of Liza’s Gazebo, it was determined the structure needed to be replaced. A fence was installed around the gazebo as a safety precaution until the structure can be removed. The Board of Park Commissioners has called a Special Projects and Facilities Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:15 pm, to begin discussions on Kalk Park and the replacement of the gazebo.  This meeting will be immediately preceded by a Finance Committee of the Whole meeting at 6:30 pm. Both meetings will take place at the Takiff Center.

 

Project information will be posted on www.glencoeparkdistrict.com as it becomes available. To contact a Park District representative about Kalk Park, please email specialprojects@glencoeparkdistrict.com or call (847) 835-3030. 

Recognizing the Value of Glencoe Beach

A Statement from the Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The Glencoe Park District has for some time, been the owner of various property which directly fronts onto Lake Michigan (the “Glencoe Beach”). In 1967, additional land was donated to the Park District by Harold and Jane Perlman which was thereafter designated by the Park District as “Perlman Park”. For many years, the Glencoe Park District has maintained boating and swimming beaches along Lake Michigan. The current Village of Glencoe water filtration facility is located on the lakefront adjacent to the Park District’s beachfront properties. 

Glencoe Independence Day Celebration A Success

Plus, race results and videos from the day!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Glencoe Independence Day Celebration A Success
Glencoe celebrated the Fourth of July with a fun run, family games, a talent show, an art fair, a Village Parade, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show! Keep reading for race results, photos, and a 3-minute video of the day's events. 

Central Park Public Meeting July 15

Friday, June 12, 2015
Central Park Public Meeting July 15

The Central Park Task Force will hold a public meeting to invite feedback on initial concepts presented by Hitchcock Design for the Central Park. Glencoe residents are encouraged to attend the meeting, share comments, and ask questions about the project on July 15. The meeting will start at 7 pm in the Community Hall of the Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road). 

To learn more about the Central Park Task Force, please click here.

Green Bay Road Resurfacing

Camp Drop-off/Pick-up Locations Changed to Accommodate Construction

Friday, May 29, 2015
Green Bay Road Resurfacing

Due to the planned construction on Green Bay Road, the Park District and the Village of Glencoe proactively identified solutions to alleviate potential traffic congestion outside of the Takiff Center. As a result, Sun Fun and Camp Adventure campers will be dropped off/picked up at Walden and Old Green Bay Road (instead of Takiff). Campers in GJK, preschool, Kinder Korner camps will utilize the Early Childhood Entrance at the Takiff Center. Left turns will be prohibited from the Takiff Center during peak hours (7-9 AM; 3-6 PM). 

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