News and Announcements

Additional Tennis Courts Open, No Reservations Required; Disc Golf and Pickleball Allowed

Tennis Lessons Available

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

As Illinois moves into Phase 3 of its Restore Illinois plan, the Glencoe Park District will open up additional park amenities beginning this Saturday, May 30. All Park District tennis courts will open and disc golf can resume, with accommodations made for social distancing. Pickleball can also be played on tennis courts at Watts and Shelton.

Glencoe Beach Season Passes Sold Out - Wait List Available

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Due to an overwhelming response from the community, season passes for Glencoe Beach have sold out. Season pass sales were implemented as part of our summer safety protocols to manage overcrowding at the beach and support social distancing requirements. Additionally, we hope to prevent our season pass holders from waiting in long lines for admission to the beach.


We have created a wait list and may authorize the sale of additional passes in the future as state-wide regulations ease. 


Summer Camp Programs Restructured to Prioritize Safety

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The Glencoe Park District has made the decision to restructure our summer camp program. After evaluating the many concerns of parent responses shared in our camp survey, we have created a Back to Basics Summer Care program for children aged 3-12 years old. This scaled-back version of summer camp will be a full-day option for families currently enrolled in camps and planned in accordance with CDC and state guidelines.

Child Care for Essential Workers Expansion and Summer Camp Update

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Glencoe Park District, like all of you, is waiting for an update to the State of Illinois’ extended Stay-at-Home Order. While we know Illinois is currently in Phase 2 of Restore Illinois, Governor Pritzker’s five-step plan, it is very uncertain what happens after June 1 and further into summer when our region will hopefully advance to Phase 3. 


While we wait, our staff is working incredibly hard to come up with plans that balance safe and practical solutions with the needs of Glencoe residents who depend on our childcare, facilities, and camps. 

Glencoe Park District Summer Beach Passes and Northbrook Residents

Changes to the Glencoe Beach Resident Rate for Northbrook Community Members

Friday, May 15, 2020
In past summers, the Glencoe Park District has had a reciprocal arrangement with the Northbrook Park District, allowing Glencoe residents to use Northbrook pools and Northbrook residents to purchase season passes to the Glencoe beach at resident rates.

Given the significant expenses associated with operating the beach during the COVID-19 pandemic and that the Northbrook Park District will not open their pools this summer, the Glencoe Park District has made the difficult decision to not extend resident rates to the Northbrook residents for Glencoe Beach.

Beach Announcement: COVID-19 Safety Stipulations

COVID-19 Safety Stipulations

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Last week, the Park District Board of Commissioners made key decisions to preserve access to the Glencoe beach this summer, with extra safety stipulations put in place due to COVID-19.

Two Tennis Courts at Central Park and West Park Now Open

Tennis Allowed with New Safety Regulations

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tennis will resume at two of our outdoor courts at Central Park and West Park as of Saturday, May 16. New Park District regulations have been implemented to ensure the safety of both players and Glencoe Park District staff.

Joint Announcement from the Village of Glencoe and the Glencoe Park District

4th of July Activities and Other Public Events Canceled in Response to COVID-19

Friday, May 8, 2020
Out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of the Glencoe community, the Village of Glencoe Board of Trustees and Glencoe Park District Board of Commissions have made the joint decision to cancel all of Glencoe’s traditional 2020 4th of July activities in the midst of COVID-19 concerns. Canceled activities include the Glencoe Rotary’s Fun Run, games and Glencoe’s Got Talent at Kalk Park, Glencoe community parade, and the Party in the Park and Fireworks display at Lakefront Park. 

Child Care Now Available to Essential Workers

Limited Openings Available

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
This week, the Glencoe Park District was granted an Emergency Child Care license from DCFS to help provide care for essential workers in our area. If you or someone you know needs emergency child care, please contact Early Childhood Manager Jessica Stockl at for more information. Spaces are limited!

Facility Closure and Summer Camp Update

Child Care Now Available to Essential Workers

Friday, May 1, 2020
Glencoe Park District facilities will remain closed through the end of May. The parks will continue to be open for walking, running, and biking for individuals maintaining social distancing. All playgrounds, sport courts, frisbee golf, and outdoor restrooms remain closed.


At this time, our summer camps and programs are scheduled to take place as planned. Additionally, we have been authorized to open our day care facility to children of essential workers in Glencoe. 

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