News and Announcements

Park District Updates: Fall Registration/Before & After School Care News/Glencoe Park District Travel Recommendation

Monday, August 3, 2020
Park District Updates: Fall Program Guide Info; Before/After School Care; Planning a Vacation or Traveling Outside of Illinois?

Cardboard Regatta: Rules and Registration Link

Sunday, August 2, 2020

GLENCOE BEACH | $10/15 R/NR | ACTIVITY #120824-01 | AGES 6-18 

Turn paper into a seaworthy vessel! Build a cardboard boat and bring it to Glencoe Beach to race against other boats. We will present awards for speed and team spirit. Two team members must navigate the vessel. Click here for detailed equipment lists and rules. Must register by August 6 to participate; limited day of registration may be accepted. In case of inclement weather, the Cardboard Regatta will be canceled. 

Fall Programming Announcement and New Masks Policy

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Fall Programming Announcement and New Masks Policy
The Glencoe Park District will release a digital Fall Program Guide of available classes in early August. This guide will be available online and shared on the Park District’s website, via email, and on social media, replacing the brochure that was traditionally mailed to all Glencoe households. Additional programs, classes, and clinics will be added to it later in August as school plans are finalized.

Glencoe Beach Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

July 8 Update - Guest Pass Info, Lifeguards and Boat Staff to Begin on Monday, July 13

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Glencoe Beach Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Our most frequently asked questions about Glencoe Beach and our policies are compiled and answered with updated information after Illinois moved into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. 

Summer Egg Hunt Planned for Saturday, August 1

Hop on over to West Park, Shelton Park, Kalk Park, Watts Park, and Lakefront Park

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Summer Egg Hunt Planned for Saturday, August 1
Hop on over to the Park District on Saturday, August 1 for our first-ever Summer Egg Hunt! This pop-up event will take place across five parks - West Park, Shelton Park, Kalk Park, Watts Park, and Lakefront Park beginning at 10 AM. Each park will have just under 2,000 plastic eggs filled with peanut-free candy to find. All kids are welcome to come to any one of the parks and look for eggs until all are claimed.

Registration Open for August Programs, Classes, and Clinics

Classes include sports, art, cooking, fitness, preschool programs, and Kids Care in Fall!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Registration Open for August Programs, Classes, and Clinics
The Glencoe Park District has some serious summer fun scheduled for August! New classes and familiar favorites for adults and kids have been planned, both in-person and online. Registration opens at 7 AM on Friday, July 17 for residents and at 7 AM on Monday, July 20 for non-residents. Sign-ups for some classes, noted below, are available now! We've also included links to our Kids Clubs, which opens for registration on Wednesday, August 5.

Click HERE to view the PDF of our August program guide! Each class title is linked to our registration site.

Kids' Chalk Art Contest Held at Takiff on Saturday, July 11

Unplug & Play with Us

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Kids' Chalk Art Contest Held at Takiff on Saturday, July 11

On Saturday, July 11, the Glencoe Park District will participate in Illinois’ Unplug & Play campaign! This one-day event is held to encourage Glencoe residents to ditch their electronic devices and plug into fun and activities available at the Park District.

 

The Glencoe Park District is hosting a  kids' chalk art contest from 10 AM-12 PM in Takiff’s back parking lot. Participants will be encouraged to illustrate how they unplug – with exercise, books, walks, playing in parks, or however they find happiness away from electronics! All contestants’ drawings will be photographed, with the winner selected via a Facebook poll and awarded a Park District swag bag! Click HERE to sign up to attend!

Restore Illinois Phase 4 Changes: Playgrounds and Sprayground Open!

Friday, June 26, 2020
Restore Illinois Phase 4 Changes: Playgrounds and Sprayground Open!

The State of Illinois has allowed the Park District to open playgrounds. The parks team will be out early Saturday, June 27, removing barriers throughout the day. 

The Takiff registration desk will open on Monday, July 6 for walk-in service. Visitors who enter the building are required to wear a face covering and maintain a 6 ft. distance from others. The Glencoe Fitness Center in Takiff will also open on July 6 with some modifications and new safety protocols, including requiring reservations to work out. 

 

The Glencoe Fitness Center in Takiff will also open on July 6 with some modifications and new safety protocols, including requiring reservations to work out.  

Registration is Open for July's In-Person and Virtual Classes, Clinics, and Programs!

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Registration is Open for July's In-Person and Virtual Classes, Clinics, and Programs!
Registration for July programs begins Friday, June June 26! We have in-person classes for kids and adults, as well as virtual programs planned. Non-residents may register on Monday, June 29 at 7 AM.

Half-Day, Multi-Sports Programs Offered for Kids Ages 5-11

Registration Now Open for These Weekly Sessions!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Half-Day, Multi-Sports Programs Offered for Kids Ages 5-11
Keep your child active and happy this summer with new sports and games programs at Watts! We are now offering a Summer Sports Trac Monday-Thursday from 9 AM-12 PM.
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