News and Announcements

Great Mud Run Race Results

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Great Mud Run Race Results

On September 16, 265 Glencoe ran 1.2 miles, completing 12 obstacles, in Watts Park at The Great Mud Run. 

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

Glencoe Quarterly Now In Mailboxes

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Glencoe Quarterly Now In Mailboxes

Read the fall issue of Glencoe Quarterly here, with articles on the Park District's newest projects, programs, and updates. 

West Park Now Open

Grand Opening September 5

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
West Park Now Open

Construction at West Park is now complete!

Plan to join us at the park for a Grand Opening Ceremony at 6 PM on Tuesday, September 5. Free ice cream, games, and family fun!

New Lacrosse Nets

Thursday, August 24, 2017
New Lacrosse Nets
Glencoe resident Chris Sullivan loves playing lacrosse, but noticed Glencoe lacked a proper lacrosse practice ‭field. The game, considered one of the fastest growing youth sports, has grown ‭in popularity on the North Shore in recent ‭years.

West Park Celebration Planned

Park Construction Almost Complete

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
West Park Celebration Planned

‭This summer, construction at West Park ‭was in full swing! The Glencoe Park District ‭partnered with School District 35 to replace ‭the playground at West School.  When ‭finished, the joint project will include a ‭natural play area for 2-5 year olds as well as a ‭large, universally-accessible playground with ‭slides and play panels for 5-12 year olds. The new park is expected to be completed in time for school to start. A community celebration is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5. 

 

Village Water Intake Pipe

Monday, August 14, 2017

During the week of July 31, a routine inspection of the Village’s water intake pipe in Lake Michigan revealed an excessive build-up of sand and sediment. While this does not compromise the quality of water in the Village’s water supply, as any sand and sediment is removed during the water treatment process, it is necessary to perform a comprehensive cleaning of the intake pipe to remove the sand and sediment material to ensure adequate water flow into the Glencoe Water Plant.   

Great Mud Run

Glencoe's Youth Obstacle Race

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Great Mud Run

Are you ready to take on the mud? Do you have the grit to finish the course? 

Inspired by the Tough Mudder, American Ninja Warrior, and the Warrior Dash, Glencoe Park District is proud to bring an obstacle race to Watts Park on September 16.  But instead of challenging adults, The Great Mud Run is designed for kids!  Kids ages 7-14 will put their physical stamina to the test as they race to complete all twelve obstacles. Participants will run, jump, climb, and crawl through the challenges on the 2-kilometer course (approximately 1.25 miles).  

The race will have three heats, divided by age groups (ages 12-14 will start at 9 am; ages 9-11 will begin at 9:30 am; ages 7-8 will start at 10 am). 

Registration is now open for the Great Mud Run, which is co-sponsored by the Grand Food Center, AltaManu, MB Financial Bank, and GJHP. The Early Bird Registration rate, available through August 15, is $25 per participant. The regular registration fee is $30. Race day registration is available for $35 per participant. Everyone who finishes the race will get a t-shirt and a medal. 


Play On Passport: Rhythm & Coordination

With Performance Dance Coach Dana Rosenthal

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Play On Passport: Rhythm & Coordination

What’s your favorite way to play? We asked rowing instructor Sandy Culver to share her favorite way to play!

We’re celebrating Park and Recreation Month by discovering the power of play and adventure in Glencoe!

Temporary Lights at West Park

During Takiff Center construction

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Park Board has approved temporary athletic lights at West Park from September 11 through November 3, 2017.  

Currently, the only athletic fields with lights in the Park District are at Jerry Reinsdorf Field (behind the Takiff Center). Due to planned construction at the field, the Board elected to move fall sports to other fields in the district. As Reinsdorf Field is used by many children in fall sports, the games will be temporarily relocated to West Park during construction. The temporary lights will only be in operation as the field schedule requires and will be restricted to Monday through Friday, from dusk until 9:00 PM. 

The temporary lights include three light towers, which will be directed away from residential homes and have a maximum height of 30 feet.  The lights will be removed from West Park after November 3, 2017.


Play On Passport: Power

With Rowing Instructor Sandy Culver

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Play On Passport: Power

What’s your favorite way to play? We asked rowing instructor Sandy Culver to share her favorite way to play!

We’re celebrating Park and Recreation Month by discovering the power of play and adventure in Glencoe!

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