Connect Glencoe: Old Green Bay Trail Linear Parks

Connect Glencoe will activate a series of linear parks along Old Green Bay Road. The stretch of land is 0.53 miles (approximately 2,800 feet). The trail will be 10-feet wide with a crushed limestone surface. The overall design was created to accommodate a variety of users, ages, and abilities. It will act as a spine to a recreational multi-use trail that connects to an overall 9-mile trail in four villages.  

The project will 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, fitness equipment, a new playground, an interactive water feature, a sculpture, as well as downtown businesses, the lakefront, and the train station. 

Recent Updates

Lincoln & Crescent Playground Now Duke Park

Board Approves Name Change

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Lincoln & Crescent Playground Now Duke Park

The playground at the corner of Lincoln and Crescent Drive is getting a new name.


At the September 17 Board meeting, commissioners unanimously accepted a generous donation from the family of Sherri Takiff Zirlin for the park. The space will now be called Duke Park, in honor of Sherri’s beloved Yorkie Pomeranian.


The name Duke Park came from Sherri’s children, who came up with the name while on vacation. “Sherri and Duke were inseparable,” said husband Todd Zirlin. “It’s something to keep her memory going in the town she loved so much.” 


The new Duke Park will include a hand-cranked train, group swings, an interactive water feature, plus slides, climbers, and play panels with a poured-in-place safety surface. Construction of the park, which is part of the Connect Glencoe project, is expected to start in the spring and be completed by fall.


A dedication will be held once Duke Park is completed.