News and Announcements

Linden House Public Meeting Notice

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Linden House Public Meeting Notice
The Village of Glencoe Planning Commission has slated the Park District's request to subdivide the private residence (the Linden House) off park property at the August 29 Plan Commission meeting.  As part of the process, the Park District was required to post a notice on the property. 

Parking Lot Phase 2 Construction Begins August 13

Monday, July 30, 2018
Parking Lot Phase 2 Construction Begins August 13
On August 13, the Takiff Center will begin Phase II of the parking lot project. This phase will involve re-orienting the parking lot to improve accessibility for people with disabilities, pedestrians, and adults dropping off children. It also includes adding more bike racks and sidewalks, as well as solar-powered lights and a designated drop-off lane to lessen traffic back-ups on Green Bay Road.  

ADA Transition Plan Feedback

Friday, July 6, 2018

At the February 20 Board of Commissioners meeting, Recreation Accessibility Consultants shared a comprehensive access audit of all Glencoe Park District parks and facilities. The audit specifically focuses on compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, which prohibits the government from discrimination on the basis of disability in the delivery of programs and services. Recreation Accessibility Consultants presented an updated ADA Transition Plan, designed to eliminate accessibility barriers at parks and facilities. For more than forty years, Glencoe Park District has shown its commitment to recreation for people of all abilities. Since 2015, Glencoe Park District has committed $461,500 to ADA implementation. The District plans to address the recommendations in the report to assure that the benefits of recreation remain available to all Glencoe residents, including those with disabilities.  

July 4th Fun Run Results

Thursday, July 5, 2018
July 4th Fun Run Results

Congratulations to all that completed the Glencoe Rotary Fun Run! 

Board Now Accepting Applications

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Board Now Accepting Applications

Due to a vacancy left by Commissioner Steve Gaines, the Board of Commissioners is now seeking a new Commissioner. To be considered, please fill out an application by July 15 at 5 pm

Commissioner Gaines Resigns from Park Board

Park Board Now Soliciting a Replacement

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Commissioner Gaines Resigns from Park Board
Glencoe Park District Commissioner Steve Gaines has notified Park District Board President Lisa Brooks that he will resign his position on the Glencoe Park District on July 10, 2018. Park District Code requires that all Commissioners reside in the corporate boundaries of the Village of Glencoe, and Commissioner Gaines and his family are relocating outside of the community. 

2018 National Gold Medal Finalist Video

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Watch as we introduce the country to the Glencoe Park District in our 2018 National Gold Medal Award Finalist video. To learn more about the Gold Medal award, check out the finalist announcement.

VERNON PLAYGROUND CONSTRUCTION BEGINS

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
VERNON PLAYGROUND CONSTRUCTION BEGINS
Construction of Vernon Playground started on May 23. The project should take 6-8 weeks (depending on weather).

Glencoe Park District Announced as Finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation

Glencoe Park District to compete for prestigious honor in the park and recreation industry

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Glencoe Park District Announced as Finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce Glencoe Park District as a finalist for the 2018National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.  

Glencoe Park District Achieves Aaa Bond Rating

Highest Rating Available By Moody’s Investors Service

Monday, May 7, 2018
Glencoe Park District Achieves Aaa Bond Rating

The Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners is proud to announce a bond rating improvement to Aaa by Moody’s Investors Service. The Aaa rating (the highest rating available) will allow Glencoe Park District to issue debt at the lowest possible interest rate as the organization has proven itself to be among the top tier of local governments in terms of financial strength, both in Illinois and nationally.  

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