News and Announcements

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.

Winter Program Guide Now In Mailboxes

Registration for Winter Programs Starts December 17

Friday, December 5, 2014

Winter Spring Program GuideGlencoe Park District's Winter Program Guide is now available! The guide features information on winter programs, special events, and summer camps. Resident registration for camps and winter programs will start online at 7 am on in-person at 8 am on Wednesday, December 17. 

Surplus Sale

1996 Chevy Pickup Truck with Snow Plow and Yacht Club Trailer Available to Highest Qualified Bidder

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
The Glencoe Park District will be accepting sealed bids until 1:00 PM on Thursday December 11, 2014 at the Takiff Center 999 Green Bay Road for the surplus sale of the following equipment: 1996 Chevrolet S-10 X4 Extended Cab Pickup Truck with 6.5' Sno-way Snow Plow and Yacht Club Trailer.

Glencoe Quarterly Now in Mailboxes

Glencoe's community newsletter mailed November 25

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Glencoe Quarterly's winter 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

Moody’s Upgrades Park District Credit Rating

Moody’s Upgrades Glencoe Park District Underlying GO to Aa1 from Aa2

Thursday, November 20, 2014

 Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Glencoe Park District’s general obligation (GO) rating to Aa1 from Aa2. The Aa1 applies to $10.8 million of outstanding general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) debt, which is ultimately secured by a property tax pledge that is unlimited by rate or amount.


Play in the North Shore's Only Holiday Hockey Tournament

Registration Now Open

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Watts Classic Hockey Tournament

Play in the area's only holiday hockey tournament! The long-standing Glencoe tradition will take place January 2-4 at Watts Ice Center. Register now to join! 

Meet Our Skating Director

Watts Ice Center Skat

Monday, November 17, 2014
Meet Our Skating Director
Skating and hockey classes start December 1 at Watts Ice Center. Our Skating Director, Toni Cantagallo, supervises the programs, which include Ice Skating Institute classes, Minor Hawk Hockey, and beginning skating classes for tots. From figure skating and ice hockey to special events and outdoor activities, Watts Ice Center is the place for winter fun!

Watts Ice Center Opens November 28

Registration Now Open for Skating & Hockey Classes

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Watts Ice Center Opens November 28

Winter in Glencoe means one thing: skating! Watts Ice Center’s two outdoor ice-skating rinks open the day after
Thanksgiving and stay open through March 1, weather permitting. Public skate takes place Monday–Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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