News and Announcements

Village of Glencoe & Glencoe Park District Partner to Provide 4th of July Fun

Vehicle Parade, House Decorating Challenge, Virtual Glencoe's Got Talent, and Rotary Fun Run Planned

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The Village of Glencoe and Glencoe Park District have partnered to provide fun, socially distant Independence Day activities after the unfortunate cancellation of Glencoe’s traditional 4th of July celebrations due to the COVID-19 crisis. Glencoe’s new events for Saturday, July 4 include a Village and Park District vehicle parade, a patriotic house decorating challenge, a virtual Glencoe’s Got Talent and a Rotary Fun Run.

Basketball Courts Now Open: Please Follow Our Safety Protocols

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Our basketball courts are now open, but players will need to follow guidelines: 

  • ⁠Team play is not permitted. Practice your shooting, dribbling, and ball-handling skills.⁠

  • Focus on individual skill building vs. competition.⁠

  • Social distance when possible.⁠

  • Group play should be limited to members of the same household. ⁠

  • Sharing equipment is not recommended.⁠

  • Please exercise good decision-making. If organized group play takes place, courts may be closed.⁠


Access to Water Allowed at Glencoe Beach; Additional Beach Safety Protocols Outlined

Restore Illinois Phase 3 Guidelines Followed

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Since the State has moved to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan, the Glencoe Park District will open the beach to swimming this Friday, June 5, subject to suitable water quality. Access to the beach between 9 AM to 9 PM is limited to beach season passholders. 

Stay @ Home 5K Race Results

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Below are the finishers of the Glencoe Park District's Stay @ Home 5K! Congratulations to all of our finishers!

  • Adrian Johnson Glencoe,IL 17:13
  • Barbara Lincoln Glencoe,IL 26:26
  • Michael Rakitan Chicago, IL 30:16
  • Kerry DeWitt Glencoe,IL 31:00
  • Betsy Thelen Glencoe,IL 32:50
  • Pamela Patinkin Glencoe,IL 36:21
  • Seth Patinkin Glencoe,IL 38:43
  • Jeff Brown Glencoe,IL 51:00
  • Kim Brown Glencoe,IL 51:00



Additional Tennis Courts Open, No Reservations Required; Disc Golf and Pickleball Allowed

Tennis Lessons Available

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As Illinois moves into Phase 3 of its Restore Illinois plan, the Glencoe Park District will open up additional park amenities beginning this Saturday, May 30. All Park District tennis courts will open and disc golf can resume, with accommodations made for social distancing. Pickleball can also be played on tennis courts at Watts and Shelton.

Glencoe Beach Season Passes Sold Out - Wait List Available

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Due to an overwhelming response from the community, season passes for Glencoe Beach have sold out. Season pass sales were implemented as part of our summer safety protocols to manage overcrowding at the beach and support social distancing requirements. Additionally, we hope to prevent our season pass holders from waiting in long lines for admission to the beach.


We have created a wait list and may authorize the sale of additional passes in the future as state-wide regulations ease. 


Summer Camp Programs Restructured to Prioritize Safety

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The Glencoe Park District has made the decision to restructure our summer camp program. After evaluating the many concerns of parent responses shared in our camp survey, we have created a Back to Basics Summer Care program for children aged 3-12 years old. This scaled-back version of summer camp will be a full-day option for families currently enrolled in camps and planned in accordance with CDC and state guidelines.

Child Care for Essential Workers Expansion and Summer Camp Update

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The Glencoe Park District, like all of you, is waiting for an update to the State of Illinois’ extended Stay-at-Home Order. While we know Illinois is currently in Phase 2 of Restore Illinois, Governor Pritzker’s five-step plan, it is very uncertain what happens after June 1 and further into summer when our region will hopefully advance to Phase 3. 


While we wait, our staff is working incredibly hard to come up with plans that balance safe and practical solutions with the needs of Glencoe residents who depend on our childcare, facilities, and camps. 

Glencoe Park District Summer Beach Passes and Northbrook Residents

Changes to the Glencoe Beach Resident Rate for Northbrook Community Members

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In past summers, the Glencoe Park District has had a reciprocal arrangement with the Northbrook Park District, allowing Glencoe residents to use Northbrook pools and Northbrook residents to purchase season passes to the Glencoe beach at resident rates.

Given the significant expenses associated with operating the beach during the COVID-19 pandemic and that the Northbrook Park District will not open their pools this summer, the Glencoe Park District has made the difficult decision to not extend resident rates to the Northbrook residents for Glencoe Beach.