Connect Glencoe: Old Green Bay Trail Linear Parks

Connect Glencoe will activate a series of linear parks along Old Green Bay Road. The stretch of land is 0.53 miles (approximately 2,800 feet). The trail will be 10-feet wide with a crushed limestone surface. The overall design was created to accommodate a variety of users, ages, and abilities. It will act as a spine to a recreational multi-use trail that connects to an overall 9-mile trail in four villages.  


The project will connect five separate parks with a meandering path that takes walkers, runners, and bikers through an urban garden of mature trees. The trail will connect users to various gardens, fitness equipment, a new playground, an interactive water feature, a sculpture, as well as downtown businesses, the lakefront, and the train station. 

Recent Updates

Board Approves Connect Glencoe Architect

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approves a contract with Altamanu to develop construction documents for Connect Glencoe with the intent of breaking ground in the Spring of 2020.  Visit the Connect Glencoe project page for more details.

Connect Glencoe Grant Applications Submitted

Board Refines Phase 1 of Connect Glencoe

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Board of Commissioners decide which Connect Glencoe Master Plan elements should be included in the Phase 1 of construction plans. The Board of Commissioners determines the following elements will be included in the Phase 1 project: multi-use trail, playground, play train, an interactive water feature at Lincoln and Crescent, enhanced trail heads at Park and Maple Hill, activity pods, Veteran's Park improvements, and a play train. 

The Board also finalized which elements will be Park District-funded and which elements will be available for donor/grant funding. Only the multi-use trail, playground, interactive water feature and trail head enhancements are selected for District funding. Other elements will be funded if grants/donations are available.

Staff is then directed to bring a design contract with Altamanu Inc. to the Board for approval.

Connect Glencoe Site Master Plan Approved

Board Directs Staff to Apply for Grants

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Board of Commissioners officially accepts the Master Plan for the Old Green Bay Road Linear Park System. The Phase 1 of the project is dubbed "Connect Glencoe." Via resolutions 892,893, and 894, the Board of Commissioners formally directs staff to apply for three government grants that are applicable to the future Phase 1 Old Green Bay Trail Project.

Board Refines Master Plan into Phased Project

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Board of Commissioners continues to discuss which design elements from the Old Green Bay Road Linear Park Master Plan should be included in Phase 1 of the construction plan.

Board Delays Lincoln & Crescent Playground Replacement

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Initial plans to replace the Lincoln & Crescent Playground in 2019 are put on hold. The Board decides to delay the replacement until 2020 so the project can be incorporated into the overall design of Connect Glencoe: Old Green Bay Road Park Linear Master Plan. 

Future Capital Project Discussion

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

As part of the annual capital project planning process, the Board of Commissioners discuss budgeting funds to continue to develop the Old Green Bay Linear Park Master Plan into a working Phase 1 Project. The Commissioners discuss the possible delay of capital replacement of existing infrastructure to fund the Phase 1 of the Old Green Bay Road Linear Park Master Plan. 

Second Draft of Master Plan Reviewed with Community

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Staff from Altamanu present a detailed analysis to the Board of Commissioners and community showing changes made to the Old Green Bay Trail Linear Parks Master Plan based on input from the August 7, 2018 meeting.

Lincoln & Crescent Playground reaches the end of it's useful life

Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Lincoln & Crescent Playground, installed in 2002, reaches the end of it's useful life. Based on site conditions, staff removes several play pieces from the playground.

Old Green Bay Road Linear Parks Preliminary Plans

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Old Green Bay Road Linear Parks Preliminary Plans

At the August 7 Special Projects Committee meeting, Altamanu presented preliminary long-range plans for the linear parks along Old Green Bay Road. The plans focused on recreational, multi-use trails that would connect to the overall network, which would accommodate a variety of users, ages, and abilities. 

First Draft of site master plan presented for Community Feedback

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Staff from Altamanu present a detailed analysis to the Board of Commissioners and Community showing how each concept discussed by the Board can be included in the linear park system. Community members have the opportunity to provide feedback. 

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