News and Announcements

Spring & Summer Registration Starts March 9

Online Registration Opens at 7 AM!

Monday, February 29, 2016
Spring & Summer Registration Starts March 9

The Glencoe Park District's seasonal program guide is now in mailboxes! Open your copy for details on sports, special events, enrichments, beach passes, fitness programs, camps, and more! Read it now

Online registration for spring programs and camp starts at 7 am on Wednesday, March 9. 

Online registration is the BEST way to ensure your registration. Registration will also be accepted in-person when the Takiff Center opens at 8 am in the Main Lobby on Wednesday, March 9. A number will be assigned to anyone who wishes to register in-person and registration will be entered in that order.

Registration forms that are dropped-off, mailed, or faxed to the Takiff Center will be processed as time permits, and  in the order they are received.

In order to access the online registration system, we suggest you set up a household account immediately and confirm your username/password is correct. That way, on March 9, you can log in, click on the programs you want, and confirm your registration immediately. 

Infant Care Coming to Children's Circle Full Day Preschool

Now Accepting Enrollments for September

Monday, February 29, 2016
Infant Care Coming to Children's Circle Full Day Preschool

Children’s Circle Full Day Preschool is expanding! Beginning September 1, Children's Circle will welcome infants 6 weeks through 15 months to the program. Children's Circle combines full-day flexibility and high-quality teaching to create preschool programs geared to the diverse needs of busy families. A day at Children’s Circle reflects our philosophy that children learn best through meaningful interactions with the world around them in a secure environment. Learning is an active process, whether it happens during a teacher-guided group experience or during free choice play. Children’s Circle Full Day Preschool opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m., with enrollment options that range from two to five days per week for infants through kindergarten students. Because Children’s Circle offers classes 50 weeks a year, you may register at any time. 

Consider This A Kindness Challenge!

Glencoe Park District Joins Village's #SevenActsInSevenDays Kindness Challenge

Friday, February 12, 2016
Consider This A Kindness Challenge!

In conjunction with Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 14-20, 2016), Glencoe Park District is joining Family Service of Glencoe (FSG) #SevenActsInSevenDays promotion to spread the kindness buzz around our village. Think of simple ways to reach out to those in our homes, jobs, and communities...and start performing random of acts of kindness!. The fun comes as we catch others being kind and honor them with a blue heart sticker!

Shelton Park Conceptual Designs Now Available

Community Invited to Share Input on March 8

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Shelton Park Conceptual Designs Now Available
The Board of Commissioners approved installing a new playground at Shelton Park this summer.  The Board of Commissioners is currently reviewing plans for a new, nature-based playground to replace the wood playground structures at Shelton Park, which will occupy the same location as the existing structures. Conceptual designs are now available to view below. The community is invited to share design input at a public meeting which will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8 at the Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe). 

Jump Into Fitness in the New Year!

Buy One Fitness Class and Bring a Friend for FREE January 4-8!

Monday, December 28, 2015
Jump Into Fitness in the New Year!
Buy one fitness class and bring a friend for free the first week of January! To join a class, purchase a Fitness Punch Card or pay the daily fee ($20). Everyone who purchases a class January 4-8 may bring a friend to a punch card fitness class for free! 

Melvin Berlin Park Community Input

Design To Be Presented To Board of Commissioners

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Melvin Berlin Park Community Input

The design for Melvin Berlin Park (formerly Central Park) is on the agenda to be presented to the Board and community at Glencoe Park District’s Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Regular Board Meeting to be held at 7:00 pm at Takiff Center. The design is also on the agenda under Action Items at a Special Board Meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm at Takiff Center. The community is invited to attend both meetings. Learn more about Melvin Berlin Park here.

Winter & Camp Resident Registration Starts December 2

Non-Resident Registration Starts December 7

Sunday, November 29, 2015
Winter & Camp Resident Registration Starts December 2
Online registration for winter programs and camp starts at 7 am on Wednesday, December 2.  Nonresident registration starts on Monday, December 7.

Watts Ice Center Opening Monday, November 30

Mechanical Failure Delays Outdoor Rink Opening

Friday, November 27, 2015
Watts Ice Center Opening Monday, November 30
Watts Ice Center will open on Monday, November 30 (weather depending). All rink-related activities scheduled for Friday, November 27-Sunday, November 29 (including Skate-A-Thon) are cancelled at this time. Glencoe Park District staff will be working throughout the holiday weekend to prepare the ice for Monday. Skating classes, scheduled to start on Monday, November 30, will take place as planned.  

Watts Ice Center Opening Delayed

Mechanical Failure Delays Outdoor Rink Opening

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Watts Ice Center Opening Delayed
Watts Ice Center will not open on Friday, November 27 as planned. The delay is attributed to a mechanical failure on the main rink cooling floor, which developed when the system was turned on for the season. All rink-related activities scheduled for Friday, November 27 (including Skate-A-Thon), Saturday, November 28, and Sunday, November 29 are cancelled at this time.   

Winter Program Guide Now In Mailboxes

Winter & Camp Registration Starts December 2

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Winter Program Guide Now In Mailboxes

Registration for Watts Ice Center programs listed in the Winter Program Guide is now available. Registration for all other winter programs and camps listed in the Winter Guide will start on Wednesday, December 2. Online resident registration will start that day at 7 am; in-person registration will be accepted at 8 am at the Takiff Center.

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