News and Announcements

Recognizing the Value of Glencoe Beach

A Statement from the Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The Glencoe Park District has for some time, been the owner of various property which directly fronts onto Lake Michigan (the “Glencoe Beach”). In 1967, additional land was donated to the Park District by Harold and Jane Perlman which was thereafter designated by the Park District as “Perlman Park”. For many years, the Glencoe Park District has maintained boating and swimming beaches along Lake Michigan. The current Village of Glencoe water filtration facility is located on the lakefront adjacent to the Park District’s beachfront properties. 

Glencoe Independence Day Celebration A Success

Plus, race results and videos from the day!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Glencoe Independence Day Celebration A Success
Glencoe celebrated the Fourth of July with a fun run, family games, a talent show, an art fair, a Village Parade, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show! Keep reading for race results, photos, and a 3-minute video of the day's events. 

Central Park Public Meeting July 15

Friday, June 12, 2015
Central Park Public Meeting July 15

The Central Park Task Force will hold a public meeting to invite feedback on initial concepts presented by Hitchcock Design for the Central Park. Glencoe residents are encouraged to attend the meeting, share comments, and ask questions about the project on July 15. The meeting will start at 7 pm in the Community Hall of the Takiff Center (999 Green Bay Road). 

To learn more about the Central Park Task Force, please click here.

Green Bay Road Resurfacing

Camp Drop-off/Pick-up Locations Changed to Accommodate Construction

Friday, May 29, 2015
Green Bay Road Resurfacing

Due to the planned construction on Green Bay Road, the Park District and the Village of Glencoe proactively identified solutions to alleviate potential traffic congestion outside of the Takiff Center. As a result, Sun Fun and Camp Adventure campers will be dropped off/picked up at Walden and Old Green Bay Road (instead of Takiff). Campers in GJK, preschool, Kinder Korner camps will utilize the Early Childhood Entrance at the Takiff Center. Left turns will be prohibited from the Takiff Center during peak hours (7-9 AM; 3-6 PM). 

Central Park Task Force Appointed

Community Members, Neighbors, and Stakeholder Organizations Represented

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Central Park Task Force Appointed

The Board of Commissioners appointed representatives from the Central Park neighborhood, Glencoe community members-at-large, Glencoe Baseball Association, Glencoe Youth Services, Glencoe Board of Commissioners, Glencoe Park District Staff, Village of Glencoe, School District 35, and the donor designee to a special Central Park Task Force. 

Central Park Task Force

Now Accepting Applications

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Central Park Task Force
The Glencoe Park District is forming a short-term Task Force to gather input on Central Park and field improvements. The Board is now soliciting applicants to join the Task Force, which will meet for the first time on May 11. 

Chris Leiner Hired as Director of Parks & Maintenance

Third Person in History to Hold Position at Glencoe Park District

Monday, April 13, 2015
Chris Leiner Hired as Director of Parks & Maintenance

The Glencoe Park District has hired Chris Leiner as the next Director of Parks and Maintenance, making him the third person to hold the job in its' 103 year history. Throughout the interview process, Chris proved a standout candidate. The Glencoe Park District is proud to welcome him to the team on May 4. 


Rick Bold, the current Director of Parks and Maintenance, will retire in June following a 37 year career at the Glencoe Park District.  

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. 
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