News and Announcements

Sale of Refunding Bonds Results in Taxpayer Savings

Glencoe Park District Refinances Bonds

Monday, March 30, 2015
Sale of Refunding Bonds Results in Taxpayer Savings

On March 30, the Glencoe Park District will refund bonds to save taxpayers over $725,000 and reduce payments over the next ten years following the successful refinancing of outstanding bonds. The Park District’s Refunding Bonds were sold at average interest rate of 2.386%, replacing bonds that carried a rate of 4.754%.  

As a result, taxpayers will pay a lower amount going forward because the amount needed to pay the loan has been reduced by a lower interest rate.

 

 

New Scoreboard to Honor Bruce Kaminski

Friends to Donate Scoreboard to South Field

Friday, March 27, 2015
Bruce Kaminski will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father and passionate youth baseball coach. In honor of Bruce’s memory and The Kaminski family, a new baseball scoreboard and memorial marker will be installed at the South Field (Bronco Field). The gift is from the friends and community members that will miss him dearly. 

In honor of Bruce’s memory and The Kaminski family, a new baseball scoreboard and memorial marker will be installed at the South Field (Bronco Field). The gift is from the friends and community members that will miss him dearly.
In honor of Bruce’s memory and The Kaminski family, a new baseball scoreboard and memorial marker will be installed at the South Field (Bronco Field). The gift is from the friends and community members that will miss him dearly.
In honor of Bruce’s memory and The Kaminski family, a new baseball scoreboard and memorial marker will be installed at the South Field (Bronco Field). The gift is from the friends and community members that will miss him dearly.

New Berlin Park Planned

Glencoe Park District Receives Gift to Honor Melvin Berlin, Former President of the Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners

Monday, March 16, 2015
Glencoe Park District is set to receive up to $1 million as a gift from Andrew Berlin in recognition of his father, Melvin Berlin. The donation will be used to renovate the baseball fields and amenities at Central Park, which will be renamed Berlin Park to honor Melvin Berlin. 

Winter Glencoe Quarterly Now Available

Newsletter for Glencoe Park District, Village of Glencoe, Glencoe School District 35, and Family Service of Glencoe

Monday, March 9, 2015
Winter Glencoe Quarterly Now Available

Glencoe Quarterly's spring  issue is now available online and in print. The newsletter contains information from Glencoe Park District, the Village of Glencoe, School District 35, and Family Service of Glencoe. Read Glencoe Quarterly

New NSSRA Adult Day Program Finds A Home

Takiff Center to Host New LIFE Program

Thursday, February 19, 2015
New NSSRA Adult Day Program Finds A Home
Leisure In Full Effect (LIFE), a new adult day program for northern suburban residents with disabilities, is coming to Glencoe.

 

LIFE is focused on leisure opportunities, life skills and independence and is specifically for adults, ages 22 and older or high school graduates. Focused on independent living skills, socialization, recreation and leisure and community integration, LIFE will be held Monday –Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 48 weeks per year, with two, three and five day options for participants. The registration deadline for LIFE is Monday, March 2, 2015 with an anticipated start day of Monday, August 10, 2015. For more information about LIFE, visit www.nssra.org/life.

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. 

Watts Below Zero Success

Glencoe's Winter Carnival Moved To Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 19, 2015
Watts Below Zero Success

Over 500 people joined us today at Watts Below Zero, the Glencoe Park District's winter carnival. The day celebrated everything winter with ice skating, arts and crafts, carnival games, mini-skating lessons, dog sled demonstrations, sledding, live ice sculpting, face painting, and more!

Glencoe Park District Seeks New Director of Parks and Maintenance

Director Rick Bold to Retire After 37 Years

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Glencoe Park District Seeks New Director of Parks and Maintenance

Rick Bold, the Glencoe Park District Director of Parks and Maintenance, has announced his retirement. His service, dedication, and leadership abilities have been an asset to the Glencoe Park District for over 37 years.

With Rick's retirement, the Park District is now seeking an enthusiastic team oriented leader, able to build positive relationships with the community and staff, exhibit good problem solving, and organizational skills.  The Director of Parks and Maintenance is responsible for the planning, development, maintenance and operation of the District playgrounds, facilities and other recreational areas. The position is also responsible for selecting, training and promoting highly motivated employees who are committed to striving for the highest level of customer satisfaction. The position also functions as the Co-Safety Coordinator for the District.

Share Your Ideas at Town Hall Meeting

Master Plan To Be Discussed on January 27

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Park District will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, January 27 at 7 PM at the Takiff Center to discuss the Master Plan. Ideas proposed include adding a dog park, increasing parking at the Takiff Center, developing a fitness center, bringing more paths and amenities to our parks. January 27 is your opportunity to share feedback on the strategies proposed by our Master Planning team. Your feedback will be incorporated into the final plan, which will be posted online in the coming months. 

Friends Park Named State's Outstanding Park

Wins Illinois Park and Recreation Association's 2014 Outstanding Facility and Park Award

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friends Park Design TeamFriends Park was awarded IPRA’s 2014 Outstanding Facility & Parks Award. This is the one of Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s top awards, presented for outstanding and unique achievements in the design and development of new or renovated parks and recreation facilities.

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