News and Announcements

2019 Gold Medal Finalist Video

Friday, May 31, 2019
2019 Gold Medal Finalist Video
Glencoe Park District is our community's gateway to recreation and fun! Watch as we introduce the country to the Glencoe Park District in our 2019 National Gold Medal Award Finalist video. To learn more about the Gold Medal award, check out the finalist announcement.

Find Gus!

Glencoe Park District Summer Scavenger Hunt

Monday, May 20, 2019
Find Gus!

Our new friend Gus is busy exploring Glencoe...and he's wandered off! Help us find Gus by looking for clues at all his favorite parks. When you find the answers, bring in your completed guidebook to the Takiff Center for a special Gus prize!

 

Glencoe Park District Gold Medal Finalist

Third Year Honored as Finalist

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Glencoe Park District Gold Medal Finalist

American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce Glencoe Park District as a finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. 

Glencoe Park District Dog Park Task Force Application

Now Accepting Applicants!

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Glencoe Park District Board is seeking volunteers to serve on a three month task force to explore the feasibility of dog park sites throughout Glencoe. The group will serve in an advisory capacity to provide input to the Park Board on a potential location, size and features of a dog park. 

Potential Dog Park Sites Discussed

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Potential Dog Park Sites Discussed

The Glencoe Park District Committee of the Whole met on May 7, 2019 to discuss the feasibility of a Dog Park in Glencoe, as well as possible locations. The Committee then set other site selection criteria for a dog park site. Finally, the Board directed staff to form a community task force made of residents that are for and against a dog park to further evaluate sites. The Board will accept applications until May 31, 2019, and will then choose the members.

To see the dog park feasibility special project page, click here.

Board Discussion on Community Dog Park

Friday, May 3, 2019

The Board of Commissioners will discuss a potential community dog park at their May 7 Committee meeting. See the agenda here and read about the project here.

Board Approves Connect Glencoe Architect

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approves a contract with Altamanu to develop construction documents for Connect Glencoe with the intent of breaking ground in the Spring of 2020.  Visit the Connect Glencoe project page for more details.

Wednesday, March 27: Prescribed Burn at Robert Everly Wildflower Sanctuary

Monday, March 25, 2019
Wednesday, March 27: Prescribed Burn at Robert Everly Wildflower Sanctuary

The Pizzo Group will be doing a Prescribed Burn at Robert Everly Wildflower Sanctuary on Wednesday, March 27.  Prescribed fire, also called ‘controlled burn’, is just one of the tools we use for natural area stewardship.

Watts Ice Center Season Extended

Friday, March 1, 2019
Watts Ice Center Season Extended

Due to cold temperatures, Watts Ice Center will stay open an extra ten days. 

The seasonal facility was scheduled to close March 1, but due to weather conditions, the season will now end March 10. Open skate/hockey will be available daily 3-6:30 pm at the rink. 

Public Beach Protection Pilot Program

Glencoe Joins 4 Illinois Coastal Communities to Combat Erosion

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Public Beach Protection Pilot Program

The Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Pilot Project for Section 1122 for communities in Glencoe, Lake Bluff, North Chicago, and Evanston!

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