Connect Glencoe

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, activity amenities, a new playground, an interactive water feature, a sculpture, as well as downtown businesses, the lakefront, and the train station. 

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Connect Glencoe Project Timeline

Recent Updates

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. 

Board Begins Executing Master Plan Projects

Friday, May 1, 2015

Based on the condition of a number of existing parks, the Board of Commissioners prioritizes replacing existing infrastructure over adding new infrastructure. From the approved Master Plan, capital replacements are completed/scheduled at the following sites: Astor Park, Berlin Field, Kalk Park, Shelton Park, Old Elm Park, Vernon Playground, West School Playground,Woodlawn Playground, Takiff Program Playground. In addition, replacements are completed/scheduled for the following assets: Takiff Center Roof Replacement, Takiff Center Carpentry/Tuck Pointing, Glencoe Beach Halfway House Restoration, Watts Recreation Center HVAC Replacement, Watts Recreation Center Roof Replacement.

Board Approves Comprehensive Master Plan

Master Plan Starts Connect Glencoe

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Board of Commissioners approves the comprehensive master plan, which includes a needs assessment and a statistically valid survey of Glencoe residents. During a statistically valid resident survey, 85% of respondents indicated they have a need for walking and biking trails. The respondents includes 2570 of the Village of Glencoe's 3013 households. 

Town Hall Meeting

Residents Share Thoughts on Master Plan Proposals

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Town Hall Meeting

Glencoe residents gathered at the Takiff Center on Tuesday, January 27 to preview Master Plan strategies and share feedback with the Master Plan consulting team led by Heller and Heller. The Town Hall Meeting was one of the final steps of the nine-month study, which included stakeholder interviews, focus groups, an online forum, and a community survey. Resident's feedback from the Town Hall Meeting will be incorporated into the final Master Plan, which will be published in the next few months.