News and Announcements

Find Gus!

Glencoe Park District Summer Scavenger Hunt

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Our new friend Gus is busy exploring Glencoe...and he's wandered off! Help us find Gus by looking for clues at all his favorite parks. When you find the answers, bring in your completed guidebook to the Takiff Center for a special Gus prize!

 

Potential Dog Park Sites Discussed

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The Glencoe Park District Committee of the Whole met on May 7, 2019 to discuss the feasibility of a Dog Park in Glencoe, as well as possible locations. The Committee then set other site selection criteria for a dog park site. Finally, the Board directed staff to form a community task force made of residents that are for and against a dog park to further evaluate sites. The Board will accept applications until May 31, 2019, and will then choose the members.

To see the dog park feasibility special project page, click here.

Glencoe Park District Closure

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On Tuesday, January 29, Governor Pritzker issued a Declaration of Disaster for the state of Illinois due to the extreme weather conditions and cold temperatures. Due to this state-declared emergency, all Park District facilities and programs will close at 6:30 pm on January 29 and will not reopen until noon on Thursday, January 31. 

Skating at Watts Ice Center will close at 2 pm on January 29, but Kids Club will remain open until 6:30 pm on January 29. All Park District programs at school district facilities that start after 6:30 pm on Tuesday are canceled, as well as all programs on Wednesday (including Children’s Circle and Early Learning Center preschool programs, Kids Club, after-school programs, basketball practice, all enrichments, open gym, skating, Glencoe Fitness, and fitness classes). Programs will not be rescheduled.

The following programs will resume at noon on Thursday, January 31:

  • Takiff Center (including Glencoe Fitness) will open at 12 pm

  • Children's Circle Full Day Preschool and Kids Club will be open 12 pm to 6:30 pm

  • Open Gym will be available 12 pm-5 pm

  • Watts Ice Center will open at 12 pm-5:15 pm for public skate

All other Thursday regularly scheduled programs will be canceled. We will continue to monitor the forecast over the next 48 hours and notify you of any additional schedule changes. Additional notifications will be communicated through the Park District homepage, email, and social media channels. If you would like text or mobile notifications, please subscribe to Takiff Center alerts here

 

The Glencoe Park District makes every attempt to open its facilities and operate programs when doing so does not pose a risk to participants and employees. However, the ultimate decision to attend a program during inclement weather lies belongs to the participant, who needs to determine if it is safe to travel to and from a program. If you have any questions, please call (847) 835-3030.

The Glencoe Village Hall will be open 24/7 as the designated warming center for anyone needing a warm place to stay. Stay warm and safe, and thank you for your patience.

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