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

Future Capital Project Discussion

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

As part of the annual capital project planning process, the Board of Commissioners discuss budgeting funds to continue to develop the Old Green Bay Linear Park Master Plan into a working Phase 1 Project. The Commissioners discuss the possible delay of capital replacement of existing infrastructure to fund the Phase 1 of the Old Green Bay Road Linear Park Master Plan. 

Second Draft of Master Plan Reviewed with Community

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Staff from Altamanu present a detailed analysis to the Board of Commissioners and community showing changes made to the Old Green Bay Trail Linear Parks Master Plan based on input from the August 7, 2018 meeting.

Lincoln & Crescent Playground reaches the end of it's useful life

Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Lincoln & Crescent Playground, installed in 2002, reaches the end of it's useful life. Based on site conditions, staff removes several play pieces from the playground.

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. 

First Draft of site master plan presented for Community Feedback

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Staff from Altamanu present a detailed analysis to the Board of Commissioners and Community showing how each concept discussed by the Board can be included in the linear park system. Community members have the opportunity to provide feedback. 

Community Invited to Review Old Green Bay Trail Linear Parks Master Plan

Friday, July 20, 2018

The community is invited to the Board's August 7 meeting to review a draft of the Old Green Bay Trail Linear Parks Master Plan. The Park District used flyers, social media and signage though out the park system to communicate the meeting to residents. 

Altamanu is retained to develop a site master plan

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Board votes unanimously to approve and agreement to retain Altamanu Inc. to develop a site master plan for the linear park system along Old Green Bay Road from concepts in the Master Plan and brainstormed by the Board.

Continuing to Develop the Concept

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Board of Commissioners continue developing the Old Green Bay Road linear parks concept. After further discussion, the Board of Commissioners directs staff to engage the services of a Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Firm.

Visioning Process

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Board of Commissioners begins a visioning process for the Old Green Bay Road Linear Park System.  After significant improvements are made throughout the existing park and facility infrastructure inventory the Board of Commissioners begins discussion on adding new amenities to the linear park system along Old Green Bay Road with a multi-use trail acting as the spine of the park infrastructure.

Parking Lot Improvements

Phased Plan to Increase Parking at Takiff Center

Monday, May 22, 2017
Parking Lot Improvements

At the May 16 Special Projects Meeting, architects AltaManu proposed a phased plan to increase parking at the Takiff Center. The plan also included sustainable features as an alternate. When complete, the plan will increase parking at the Takiff Center from 118 to 220 spaces. 

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