News and Announcements

Mission, Vision, and SPIRIT!

Park District Adopts New Mission, Vision, and Values

Monday, November 3, 2014
Mission, Vision, and SPIRIT!

The Board of Commissioners adopted a new vision, mission, and values statement for the Glencoe Park District. It is the heart behind the forthcoming Master Plan, and will be used to guide important decisions as the Park District plans for the future.

Board of Commissioners Applications Now Available

Glencoe Caucus Seeks Applicants for Park Board

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Glencoe Caucus is looking for individuals interested in serving on the Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners. The goals of the Caucus are to create a process for the selection of candidates which is open and transparent, representative and participatory; to ensure and preserve the integrity of that process; and to choose candidates who are best suited to meet the governance needs of the Village.

Two Park Board Commissioner seats will be on the April ballot. To apply, complete the application here.

Natalie Steinmetz Competes in Strictly Functional Art Show

Glencoe Ceramics Instructor Featured in Best in Contemporary American Functional Ceramics Exhibition

Friday, September 26, 2014
Natalie Steinmetz Competes in Strictly Functional Art Show

Glencoe Park District instructor Natalie Steinmetz competed in the Strictly Functional Pottery National Exhibition in Lancaster, Pennsylvania this month. The 22nd annual exhibition, which runs September 20-November 1, is a national juried competition to select 95-100 quality pieces of functional pottery for this exhibition. It has been held annually since 1993, and is open free of charge to the public for one month. Strictly Functional is recognized as one of the top ceramic exhibitions in the country and considered the best in contemporary American functional ceramics. 


Play Paddle Tennis

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Play Paddle Tennis

Through an agreement with the Winnetka Park District, Glencoe Park District residents will now receive resident rates on paddle programs, events, membership and more at the Winnetka Platform Tennis Club.

In Honor Of...

Thursday, September 4, 2014
In Honor Of...

Our parks, beaches, and open spaces are part of what makes living in Glencoe so special. The gift of a park bench, picnic table, or tree is a great way to honor a loved one or celebrate a memorable occasion while supporting the Glencoe Park District.

Read the Fall Issue of Glencoe Quarterly

Friday, August 29, 2014
Read the Fall Issue of Glencoe Quarterly

The fall issue of Glencoe's consolidated community newsletter, The Glencoe Quarterly, is now available! Inside, you'll find details about School Day Off activities, preschool, special events, and more!

Click read more to read the latest news from the Park District, Village of Glencoe, Family Services of Glencoe, and School District 35 online now, or watch your mailbox for delivery.

Glencoe Park District takes the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gurnee Park District challenged the Glencoe Park District to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. With the help of our Children's Circle friends, we accepted the challenge and now nominate Deerfield Park District and Glencoe Public Library.

Watts Advisory Group Now Accepting Applicants!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Glencoe Park District Watts Advisory Group is a representative sounding board that provides valued input and overall oversight of Watts Ice Center. The Advisory Group’s primary purpose is to ensure Watts programs and operations best serve the needs of the Glencoe community and patrons.

Glencoe's Cheer Team Performs at Chicago Sky game!

WNBA Chicago Sky Game at Allstate Arena took place on Sunday, August 17

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Glencoe's Cheer Team Performs at Chicago Sky game!

Throughout the summer, our team worked on the routine by learning a combination of cheer, dance, and poms. Under the creative direction of Cindy Leske from Chicago Loves Dance, the team learned the fundamentals of routine arm motions, stances, and more!

Fall Registration Issue

Glencoe Park District sincerely apologizes for the delay in registration

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dear Friends:

I would like to apologize for the inconvenience you may have experienced today while trying to register for fall programs.

A configuration issue caused a 1.5 hour registration glitch this morning. We are investigating how the configuration issue happened. The delay was unacceptable. We are doing everything in our power to ensure it never happens again.

We are also doing our best to be as fair as possible with registrations received offline this morning. Despite the registration glitch, almost everyone who registered today was able to enroll in the class they wanted. Only 2% of our programs now have a wait list. It is our practice to monitor program registration and make every effort to accommodate those individuals on the wait list. Information will be distributed to wait list patrons as details are confirmed. 

Our team met today to discuss how to improve your registration experience next season and how we address any issues. We are committed to developing a registration process that is user-friendly and dependable.

We know you have many choices when selecting activities for your leisure time. We welcome your feedback and ideas. Thank you for your patience, as well as allowing us to be your recreation source.


Lisa Sheppard
Executive Director
Glencoe Park District

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