News and Announcements

Facility Closure and Summer Camp Update

Child Care Now Available to Essential Workers

Friday, May 1, 2020
Facility Closure and Summer Camp Update
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. 

Registration Open for May Play@Home Classes

New Virtual Classes Added!

Monday, April 27, 2020
Registration Open for May Play@Home Classes
Our May Play at Home programs start next week! Some of your favorite Glencoe Park District programs are now available virtually, along with new classes to try!

Let the Hunt Begin!

Take the Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Friday, April 24, 2020
Let the Hunt Begin!

The Glencoe Park District and the Friends of the Green Bay Trail have teamed up to organize a scavenger hunt! 

Virtual Birthday Party Packages

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Virtual Birthday Party Packages
Celebrate your child's special day with a virtual party! Invite your friends and family to join us online for special activities and birthday fun! Each party package can be customized to meet your child's interest.  

Play @ Home

New Virtual Classes!

Friday, April 3, 2020
Play @ Home
Some of your favorite Glencoe Park District programs are now available virtually! Our 3-week Play at Home programs start next week

Facility Closure through April 30

Plus, new virtual programs

Friday, April 3, 2020
Facility Closure through April 30

Due to Governor Pritzker’s COVID-19 extended Stay-at-Home order, all Glencoe Park District facilities will now be closed through April 30. The parks will remain open for walking, running, and biking for individuals maintaining social distancing. All playgrounds remain closed. 

 

On April 2, the Park District Board of Commissioners closed ALL sport courts, frisbee golf, outdoor restrooms and parks for group play, effective immediately. Because of the seriousness of the current COVID-19 social distancing requirements, and out of an abundance of concern for the health and well-being of our community, the Glencoe Public Safety Department may issue citations to anyone found to be violating these rules. Glencoe’s first responders are being tasked with many responsibilities during this public health crisis - please don't waste Public Safety resources by violating these rules.

 

Playground Closure Update

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Playground Closure Update

On March 21, 2020, per Illinois Executive Order 2020-10, the Glencoe Park District announced that all District playgrounds are closed to public use. In the next 24 hours, playground swings will be removed and entrances to playgrounds will be closed. At this time, all athletic courts are available for individual or small group play as long as the 6 foot social distancing can be maintained. We actively discourage pick-up games of basketball, lacrosse, baseball, soccer, or other team sports that do not allow the 6 foot social distancing standard to be followed. Additionally, District parks and Glencoe Beach do remain open for walking, jogging, and biking as long as park users comply with social distancing requirements. Should reports be received that social distancing is not being maintained at the basketball courts or other areas of the parks or beach, the District may be required to expand closures.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation. 

Playgrounds Closed

Friday, March 20, 2020
Playgrounds Closed

Today's Executive Order from Governor Pritzker states that individuals may leave their homes to engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements, as defined below, such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, running, or biking.  Individuals may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas.  However, playgrounds may increase spread of COVID-19, and shall be closed. See Executive Order here.


Glencoe Park District Extends Closure to April 10

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Glencoe Park District Extends Closure to April 10

Based on the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 the Glencoe Park District is extending the cancelation of all programs and closure of all facilities through April 10.  The closing will be re-assessed as the situation progresses.

COVID-19 Preschool Activities

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Preschool Activities

We miss our students! During our COVID-19 closure, our Early Learning Center and Children's Circle preschool teachers have created lesson plans, schedules, and activities for you to share with your little one. We hope these will help keep your child active and inspire learning during play. While each activity is designed for a certain age group, you can absolutely do any/all of them. Just make changes to the activity to meet your child where he/she is at developmentally.

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