News and Announcements

Gov. Pritzker Issues State Disaster Proclamation Following Significant Storm Damage in Cook, Lake Counties

Glencoe Beach Included in Disaster Proclamation

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Governor JB Pritzker has issued a state disaster proclamation for Cook and Lake Counties to help communities recover from the January 10th winter storm that caused substantial property damage along more than 30 miles of the Lake Michigan shoreline, including Glencoe Beach. The declaration is the first step to allow municipalities to apply for federal funding as they respond to and recover from the effects of severe storms and flooding. 

FAQs: Booth Cottage on Park 7N

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At the January 21 Board of Commissioners meeting, the Glencoe Park District and Glencoe Historical Society entered into an agreement to help preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s Booth Cottage through a land lease of Park 7N (located at Maple Hill Road and Meadow Road). Since then, a number of questions have arisen. Here are the answers to some of the frequently asked questions. 

The Glencoe Historical Society, Village and Park District also invite you to a meeting to further discuss the Booth Cottage project at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in the Community Room at the Takiff Center. 

Glencoe Historical Society Land Lease Approved

Park 7N Land Lease Approved for Relocation of Frank Lloyd Wright's Booth Cottage

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At the January 21 Board of Commissioners meeting, residents and historians shared their thoughts on the Glencoe Historical Society’s efforts to help preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s Booth Cottage through a potential land lease of Park 7N (located at Maple Hill Road and Meadow Road).   

Governor Awards OSLAD Grant to Connect Glencoe Project

$400,000 Grant to Help Fund Trail Project

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Governor JB Pritzker announced $28.9 million in grants for 89 local projects that will help communities acquire open space and develop and improve recreational facilities throughout Illinois. The funding includes $400,000 in state monies for Duke Park, the new playground being built in conjunction with the Connect Glencoe trail at the corner of Lincoln Drive and Crescent Drive in Glencoe. 

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Booth Cottage

Community Input Meeting Tuesday, January 21 at 7 pm

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The Glencoe Park District working with the Glencoe Historical Society to help preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s Booth Cottage through a potential land lease of Park 7N (located at Maple Hill Road and Meadow Road). The Park Board would appreciate your input on the proposed agreement. Share your thoughts on the Booth Cottage at the Park Board meeting on Tuesday, January 21 at 7 PM. 

Dog Park Task Force Decision

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Last February, we began a community conversation about adding a dog park to Glencoe. The conversation started with a community input meeting, which brought over 100 residents out on a cold night to discuss logistics, the pros and cons of a dog park, and potential locations. From there, the Board of Commissioners reviewed community feedback and honed in on six potential locations. They also appointed a Task Force of eleven community members to further explore the feasibility of a Glencoe dog park. Then, the Task Force got to work. They toured each potential location, eliminated unsuitable locations, and selected one acceptable location for the dog park: the southwest corner of Shelton Park. 

Click here to see the Task Force's presentation to the Board of Commissioners. 

2019 Year in Review

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As 2019 draws to a close, we're reflecting on an amazing year. With our new Strategic Plan as our guide, we affirmed our mission to enrich lives, build community, and create memorable experiences through exceptional parks, programs, and facilities. Click here to read some of our highlights.

Dog Park Task Force Update

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After many months of work, the Dog Park Task Force is prepared to present its findings and recommendation to the Park Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, January 7 at 7:00 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Takiff Center. More

We would like to thank our 11 member task force for their due diligence in researching and discussing this issue thoroughly.

Connect Glencoe Awarded $667,150 TAP-L Grant

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On October 10, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Board of Directors and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee  approved the FFY 2020-2022 locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP-L). The program included $667,150 in grant funding for Connect Glencoe. The Glencoe Park District will use funds towards 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, activity amenities, a new playground, an interactive water feature, a sculpture, as well as downtown businesses, the lakefront, and the train station. 


Watts Community Meeting Summary

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On November 5, approximately 50 community members attended a meeting on the future of Watts Recreational Center. The meeting was the first step in a long-term planning program for the facility.

The next step is to share feedback and flush out ideas with the Watts Advisory Board. The next Advisory Board meeting will be held November 26 at 7 pm at the Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe). If you are interested in joining the Watts Advisory Group, applications are available here.