News and Announcements

Glencoe Park District Closure

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Glencoe Park District Closure

On Tuesday, January 29, Governor Pritzker issued a Declaration of Disaster for the state of Illinois due to the extreme weather conditions and cold temperatures. Due to this state-declared emergency, all Park District facilities and programs will close at 6:30 pm on January 29 and will not reopen until noon on Thursday, January 31. 

Skating at Watts Ice Center will close at 2 pm on January 29, but Kids Club will remain open until 6:30 pm on January 29. All Park District programs at school district facilities that start after 6:30 pm on Tuesday are canceled, as well as all programs on Wednesday (including Children’s Circle and Early Learning Center preschool programs, Kids Club, after-school programs, basketball practice, all enrichments, open gym, skating, Glencoe Fitness, and fitness classes). Programs will not be rescheduled.

The following programs will resume at noon on Thursday, January 31:

  • Takiff Center (including Glencoe Fitness) will open at 12 pm

  • Children's Circle Full Day Preschool and Kids Club will be open 12 pm to 6:30 pm

  • Open Gym will be available 12 pm-5 pm

  • Watts Ice Center will open at 12 pm-5:15 pm for public skate

All other Thursday regularly scheduled programs will be canceled. We will continue to monitor the forecast over the next 48 hours and notify you of any additional schedule changes. Additional notifications will be communicated through the Park District homepage, email, and social media channels. If you would like text or mobile notifications, please subscribe to Takiff Center alerts here

 

The Glencoe Park District makes every attempt to open its facilities and operate programs when doing so does not pose a risk to participants and employees. However, the ultimate decision to attend a program during inclement weather lies belongs to the participant, who needs to determine if it is safe to travel to and from a program. If you have any questions, please call (847) 835-3030.

The Glencoe Village Hall will be open 24/7 as the designated warming center for anyone needing a warm place to stay. Stay warm and safe, and thank you for your patience.

Woodlawn Park Now Open

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Woodlawn Park Now Open

Woodlawn Park, located at the corner of Green Bay Road and Woodlawn Avenue, is now open after renovation. Plant restoration and a new fence will be added to the park in the spring (after the ground thaws). The new park features a walking path, a giant swing bank, two racing zip lines, a Topsy Turny spinner, as well as a soaring play structure that reaches 10' in height with slides, play panels, and ramps. The entire park wraps around protected 100-year-old oak trees.

Winter Break Fun for All Ages

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Winter Break Fun for All Ages
We're ready with active fun to keep your family busy over Winter Break! Try a camp, take a class, or drop in for open gym or skating. Whatever your interest, we have something for you! 

GLENCOE PARK DISTRICT RECEIVES ILLINOIS DISTINGUISHED ACCREDITED AGENCY AWARD

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
GLENCOE PARK DISTRICT RECEIVES  ILLINOIS DISTINGUISHED ACCREDITED AGENCY AWARD
The Glencoe Park District has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).  

South Bend Cubs Partner with Glencoe Park District to Improve Bronco Field

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
South Bend Cubs Partner with Glencoe Park District to Improve Bronco Field
In a Glencoe first, professionals from the South Bend Cubs joined Glencoe Park District team members to work to improve field conditions at Bronco Field at Watts Park.   

2018 Great Mud Run Race Results

Sunday, September 16, 2018
2018 Great Mud Run Race Results

On September 15, 331 Glencoe ran 1.2 miles, completing 12 obstacles, including three new challenges, at Watts Park for The Great Mud Run. 

Congratulations to all the runners for completing this challenging race! Each child should be proud of their accomplishments!

Old Green Bay Road Linear Parks Preliminary Plans

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Old Green Bay Road Linear Parks Preliminary Plans

At the August 7 Special Projects Committee meeting, Altamanu presented preliminary long-range plans for the linear parks along Old Green Bay Road. The plans focused on recreational, multi-use trails that would connect to the overall network, which would accommodate a variety of users, ages, and abilities. 

Linden House Public Meeting Notice

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Linden House Public Meeting Notice
The Village of Glencoe Planning Commission has slated the Park District's request to subdivide the private residence (the Linden House) off park property at the August 29 Plan Commission meeting.  As part of the process, the Park District was required to post a notice on the property. 

Parking Lot Phase 2 Construction Begins August 13

Monday, July 30, 2018
Parking Lot Phase 2 Construction Begins August 13
On August 13, the Takiff Center will begin Phase II of the parking lot project. This phase will involve re-orienting the parking lot to improve accessibility for people with disabilities, pedestrians, and adults dropping off children. It also includes adding more bike racks and sidewalks, as well as solar-powered lights and a designated drop-off lane to lessen traffic back-ups on Green Bay Road.  

ADA Transition Plan Feedback

Friday, July 6, 2018

At the February 20 Board of Commissioners meeting, Recreation Accessibility Consultants shared a comprehensive access audit of all Glencoe Park District parks and facilities. The audit specifically focuses on compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, which prohibits the government from discrimination on the basis of disability in the delivery of programs and services. Recreation Accessibility Consultants presented an updated ADA Transition Plan, designed to eliminate accessibility barriers at parks and facilities. For more than forty years, Glencoe Park District has shown its commitment to recreation for people of all abilities. Since 2015, Glencoe Park District has committed $461,500 to ADA implementation. The District plans to address the recommendations in the report to assure that the benefits of recreation remain available to all Glencoe residents, including those with disabilities.  

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