West Park

West Park

Glencoe Park District has partnered with School District 35 to replace the playground at West School. The joint project will include a natural play area for 2-5 year olds as well as a large, universally accessible playground with slides and play panels for 5-12 year olds. The public is invited to share input by attending the Board of Commissioner's Special Projects & Facilities Committee meetings or sending feedback to specialprojects@glencoeparkdistrict.com.

Recent Updates

West Park Now Open

Grand Opening September 5

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
West Park Now Open

Construction at West Park is now complete!

Plan to join us at the park for a Grand Opening Ceremony at 6 PM on Tuesday, September 5. Free ice cream, games, and family fun!

West Park Celebration Planned

Park Construction Almost Complete

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
West Park Celebration Planned

‭This summer, construction at West Park ‭was in full swing! The Glencoe Park District ‭partnered with School District 35 to replace ‭the playground at West School.  When ‭finished, the joint project will include a ‭natural play area for 2-5 year olds as well as a ‭large, universally-accessible playground with ‭slides and play panels for 5-12 year olds. The new park is expected to be completed in time for school to start. A community celebration is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5. 

 

West Park & Astor Park Bids Favorable

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

On Friday, April 28, bids were opened for the West and Astor park projects. Three qualified bids were submitted. 

The lowest qualified bidder, Elanar Construction, previously completed Kalk Park and Shelton Park for the Glencoe Park District in 2016. 

The working budget for West Park is $495,532 and the bid came back at $440,480. The Park District and School District are splitting the playground cost ($185,000 each);  School District 35 will provide the additional $148,550 to fund alternates 1, 2, and 3. 

The working budget for Astor Park is $195,492 and the bid came back at $130,360. 

The total construction bid from Elanar Construction was $719,390 (which includes alternates 1, 2, and 3).

West Park Design Concept Approved

Friday, March 3, 2017
West Park Design Concept Approved

At the February 28 regular meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved the design concept for West Park. 

West Park Design Concepts

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
West Park Design Concepts

We asked students what they thought of the playground concepts for West Park. The playground project is a joint project between School District 35 and the Glencoe Park District. Watch their reactions here

West Park Discovery Area

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
West Park Discovery Area

The Board of the Glencoe Park District, in order to introduce children to the wonders of nature – for their own health and well-being and for the development of their character and sense of community – direct Park District staff to develop a Discovery Area or “Natural Playground” at West Park.  

West Park Concept Plans

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
West Park Concept Plans

Glencoe Park District and Glencoe District 35 viewed initial concept plans for West Park from architect Altamanu at the Board of Commissioner's Special Projects and Facilities meeting on February 13. 

West Park Community Input Meeting

Scheduled for Monday, February 13

Friday, February 3, 2017

West Park playground will be getting an update! Glencoe Park Distric has partnered with District 35 to upgrade the current playground. The community is invited to share ideas and input on February 13. 

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