Takiff Center Improvements

Takiff Center Fitness

The Glencoe Park District is working with architect Wight & Company to add a fitness area at and landscape architect AltaManu to increase parking at the Takiff Center.

At the Takiff Center, AltaManu is studying the entire property to look for new ways to add additional parking spaces. As a temporary measure, staff has begun parking outside of the main parking lot to free up additional spaces for patrons. 

Staff is working on repurposing the Aiken Activity Room into a new, state-of-the-art fitness area. The fitness area will contain treadmills, cross-trainers, ellipticals, free weights, stationary bikes, and strength-training equipment. Memberships will go on sale in July, with plans to open the fitness area in late November. 

Meeting Schedule

Recent Updates

Takiff Parking Lot Construction Started

Monday, September 18, 2017
Takiff Parking Lot Construction Started

Construction of two new parking lots and a walking path at the Takiff Center has begun. The project, which is expected to be completed in November, will add 64 additional parking spaces, a walking path, and additional bike racks to the Takiff Center.

Temporary Lights at West Park

During Takiff Center construction

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Park Board has approved temporary athletic lights at West Park from September 11 through November 3, 2017.  

Currently, the only athletic fields with lights in the Park District are at Jerry Reinsdorf Field (behind the Takiff Center). Due to planned construction at the field, the Board elected to move fall sports to other fields in the district. As Reinsdorf Field is used by many children in fall sports, the games will be temporarily relocated to West Park during construction. The temporary lights will only be in operation as the field schedule requires and will be restricted to Monday through Friday, from dusk until 9:00 PM. 

The temporary lights include three light towers, which will be directed away from residential homes and have a maximum height of 30 feet.  The lights will be removed from West Park after November 3, 2017.

Parking Lot Improvements

Phased Plan to Increase Parking at Takiff Center

Monday, May 22, 2017
Parking Lot Improvements

At the May 16 Special Projects Meeting, architects AltaManu proposed a phased plan to increase parking at the Takiff Center. The plan also included sustainable features as an alternate. When complete, the plan will increase parking at the Takiff Center from 118 to 220 spaces. 

Board Approves Equipment & Remodeling Plan

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

At their April 18 meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved the recommendation to purchase the Precor Fitness equipment on the attached proposal for a total of $99,371.98. At the same meeting, the Board approved a remodeling plan for the current Aiken Activity Room by Wight Architects which includes two shower areas, with a budget not to exceed $396,008.

Fitness Area Planning and Equipment

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Fitness Area Planning and Equipment

At the February 21 Special Projects and Facilities meeting, staff presented research and equipment options for adding a fitness area at the Takiff Center.