News and Announcements

Fall Programming Announcement and New Masks Policy

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The Glencoe Park District will release a digital Fall Program Guide of available classes in early August. This guide will be available online and shared on the Park District’s website, via email, and on social media, replacing the brochure that was traditionally mailed to all Glencoe households. Additional programs, classes, and clinics will be added to it later in August as school plans are finalized.

Summer Egg Hunt Planned for Saturday, August 1

Hop on over to West Park, Shelton Park, Kalk Park, Watts Park, and Lakefront Park

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Hop on over to the Park District on Saturday, August 1 for our first-ever Summer Egg Hunt! This pop-up event will take place across five parks - West Park, Shelton Park, Kalk Park, Watts Park, and Lakefront Park beginning at 10 AM. Each park will have just under 2,000 plastic eggs filled with peanut-free candy to find. All kids are welcome to come to any one of the parks and look for eggs until all are claimed.

Registration Open for August Programs, Classes, and Clinics

Classes include sports, art, cooking, fitness, preschool programs, and Kids Care in Fall!

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The Glencoe Park District has some serious summer fun scheduled for August! New classes and familiar favorites for adults and kids have been planned, both in-person and online. Registration opens at 7 AM on Friday, July 17 for residents and at 7 AM on Monday, July 20 for non-residents. Sign-ups for some classes, noted below, are available now! We've also included links to our Kids Clubs, which opens for registration on Wednesday, August 5.

Click HERE to view the PDF of our August program guide! Each class title is linked to our registration site.

Kids' Chalk Art Contest Held at Takiff on Saturday, July 11

Unplug & Play with Us

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On Saturday, July 11, the Glencoe Park District will participate in Illinois’ Unplug & Play campaign! This one-day event is held to encourage Glencoe residents to ditch their electronic devices and plug into fun and activities available at the Park District.


The Glencoe Park District is hosting a  kids' chalk art contest from 10 AM-12 PM in Takiff’s back parking lot. Participants will be encouraged to illustrate how they unplug – with exercise, books, walks, playing in parks, or however they find happiness away from electronics! All contestants’ drawings will be photographed, with the winner selected via a Facebook poll and awarded a Park District swag bag! Click HERE to sign up to attend!

Restore Illinois Phase 4 Changes: Playgrounds and Sprayground Open!

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The State of Illinois has allowed the Park District to open playgrounds. The parks team will be out early Saturday, June 27, removing barriers throughout the day. 

The Takiff registration desk will open on Monday, July 6 for walk-in service. Visitors who enter the building are required to wear a face covering and maintain a 6 ft. distance from others. The Glencoe Fitness Center in Takiff will also open on July 6 with some modifications and new safety protocols, including requiring reservations to work out. 


The Glencoe Fitness Center in Takiff will also open on July 6 with some modifications and new safety protocols, including requiring reservations to work out.  

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.⁠