Court Closures for Cleaning
The tennis courts at Central, Shelton, Watts, West and Lakefront Park, along with the basketball courts at Kalk, will be closed for cleaning.
New Pier Coming Soon
The Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners has approved repairs to the pier at Glencoe Beach. The pier will be closed until Memorial Day weekend while work takes place.
Updated COVID-19 Guidance
The Illinois Department of Public Health updated COVID-19 guidelines on March 24.
Early Childhood Programs now Mask Recommended Environment
Last night, our Board of Park Commissioners decided that our Early Childhood wing will continue to follow the DCFS, CDC, and IDPH guidance. This means that as of today, March 2, 2022, our wing is a mask-recommended environment.
Spring/Summer Digital Guide Now Available
We're offering a fresh slate of activities and fun this spring! Registration for spring/summer programs and beach passes starts at 7 AM on Thursday, March 10 for Glencoe residents. Non-resident registration starts Monday, March 14 at 9 AM.
Face Masks/Vaccine Cards will no longer be required for most activities (excluding Early Childhood programs)
Watts Season Extended
Due to cold temperatures, the Watts rinks will stay open until March 6.
Lakefront Park Community Meeting Recap
Watch the Lakefront Park Community meeting and share your feedback in the link.
Community Meeting for Lakefront Park
The Board would like to invite the community to share ideas about the park at the Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Community Meeting on the Lakefront Park Courts and Playground held at the Takiff Center at 7 p.m.
Watts Building to Re-Open
Inside open to public beginning Thursday, February 10
Weather Closure Notifications
In the event of inclement weather, we will make a closure decision by 7 AM for morning programs.
Quarantine & Isolation Guidelines
Our programs and facilities will continue to follow the CDC guidelines.
Face Coverings Required
Face coverings are required all all indoor Glencoe Park District facilities. Proof of vaccination must be shown by participants over age 18.
Vaccine Mandate Update
December 31 Guidance from Cook County
Vaccination & Mask Requirements
Effective January 3, 2022
The Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners is considering selling a parcel of inaccessible land near Green Bay Road.
Cook County has updated their guidelines.
Updated Plans for Watts
Architects from Wight shared updated designs for the upcoming Watts Recreational Center remodel at the Board of Commissioner's December 7 meeting.
Prescribed Burn at Glencoe Parks
The controlled burn will be done on November 23.
Be Part of the Lakefront Park Design
Seeking Community Feedback
Be Part of the Lakefront Park Design Process
The Glencoe Park District is making plans to renovate the tennis courts at Lakefront Park and would like your feedback!
The Great Mud Run Results
We have the results!
Carol Spain Sworn in as Park Commissioner
At the September 20 Board of Commissioners meeting, Carol Spain was appointed as the District's newest Commissioner.
Youth Program Changes
Together with District 35, we’ve made the difficult decision to delay the start of certain after-school programming by one week.
West Park Design Concept
On August 3, the Glencoe Park District hosted a Community Input Meeting to share initial design concepts for West Park (adjacent to West School at Forestway and Dundee roads).
Masks are no longer required outdoors.
Community Input for West Park Renovations
The Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners approved developing a plan for renovations to West Park.
Board of Commissioners Now Seeking Applicants
The Park Board is looking for interested candidates to fill the vacancy on the Park Board left by Brandon Hinkle, who resigned due to a move out of state.
Celebrate Independence Day in Glencoe
We're celebrating Independence Day with a fun run, preschool and family games, a parade, and live music!
Masks Required in Public Areas
After reviewing updated CDC and State of Illinois face mask recommendations, the Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners has approved new guidelines.
Thank you, Josh and Dudley
Thank you to our retiring commissioners, Dudley Onderdonk (2015-2021) and Josh Lutton (2017-2021).
Mask Update for Vaccinated
Yesterday the CDC announced that
The staircase leading to the Perlman Boating Beach is scheduled for replacement starting in April.
South Overlook Update
We’re pleased to announce that the Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners has begun repairs to the South Overlook (the Hazel Avenue overlook at Lakefront Park).
Summer Projects at the Beach
South Overlook, boat house stairs and beach improvements to be done over the summer.
Every Day Outside
100 Day Challenge
July 4th Fireworks rescheduled to Labor Day Weekend.
Kalk Park Phase 2
New drainage being installed
Glencoe Park District Receives $2,500,000 in State Funding to Renovate Watts
Watts one of 17 projects awarded Parc Grant
Glencoe Honey Now For Sale
Organic honey, harvested behind the Takiff Center, is now available for purchase!
Duke Park Now Open
Construction of the new playground, which is located near Lincoln and Crescent Drives, is now complete.
2020 in Review
As 2020 comes to a close, here's a look back at the challenges and celebrations Glencoe Park District faced.
Winter Registration January 5
We are excited to offer a wide variety of online and in-person programs this winter, beginning the week of January 18.
14 day quarantine recommended before returning to programs.
Glencoe Holiday Light Tour
Decorate your home for the holidays and help spread some cheer to Glencoe this year!
Watts Ice Rink Open Friday
With the state's move to Tier 3, there are a number of new restrictions Watts users must follow.
District 35 Remote Learning Shift
Kids Club Essential Enrichment Camp to offer full day care; Early Learning Center Preschool to offer remote learning.
New Tier 3 Mitigations
Updated November 18, 2020
New Watts Waitlist
Current state guidelines stipulate 50% capacity or 50 people or fewer at a facility.
Watts Season Passes Sold Out
Watts season passes are now SOLD OUT and the waitlist is full.
Watts Season Passes
We’re pleased to open the Watts ice rinks on Friday, November 27.
November / Decembr Classes Available Online
The Glencoe Park District’s digital November/December Fall Program Guide of available classes will be available to view on Wednesday, October 14 after 2 PM.
Board Approves General Obligation Limited Tax Bonds for Park Improvements
Bonds will help fund over $6 Million in park improvements over the next 3 years.
Schuman Overlook Repairs
The Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners approved the commencement of repairs to the Schuman Overlook (the Park Avenue overlook at Lakefront Park).
Glencoe Park District Retains AAA Credit Rating from Moody's Investor Services
Park District financial outlooks is stable.
Construction Started on Duke Park
New playground is now under construction.
Cardboard Regetta: Rules and Registration
On Friday, August 7, turn paper and duct tape into a seaworthy vessel!
Public Beach Protection Pilot Program Update
The Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Pilot Project for Section 1122 for communities in Glencoe, Lake Bluff, North Chicago, and Evanston!
Park 7N Progress
The Glencoe Park District continues to discuss Park 7n with residents both in favor and concerned about the move of the Booth Cottage.
FAQs: Booth Cottage on Park 7N
Get some of your frequently asked questions answered.
Glencoe Historical Society Land Lease Approved
Park 7N Land Lease Approved for Relocation of Frank Lloyd Wright's Booth Cottage
Governor Awards Oslad Grant to Connect Glencoe Project
$400,000 Grant to help fund trail project.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Booth Cottage Update
Community Input Meeting Tuesday, January 21 at 7 pm
Dog Park Task Force Decision
Last February, we began a community conversation about adding a dog park to Glencoe.
Task Force Meeting Minutes
Over the course of several months, the Dog Park Task Force explored six potential sites in Glencoe.
Dog Park Task Force Update
After many months of work, the Dog Park Task Force is prepared to present its findings and recommendation to the Park Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, January 7 at 7:00 pm.
Connect Glencoe Awarded $667,150 TAP-L Grant
On October 10, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Board of Directors and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee approved the FFY 2020-2022 locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP-L).
Lincoln & Crescent Playground now Duke Park
The playground at the corner of Lincoln and Crescent Drive is getting a new name.
Board Approves Lincoln Playground Design
At the August 20 Board of Commissioners meeting, plans for Lincoln Playground were approved.
Connect Glencoe Awarded $200,000 State Grant
Bike path grants will support development and land acquisition for bike trails in seven counties.
Glencoe Park District Dog Park Task Force Application
The Glencoe Park District Board is seeking volunteers to serve on a three month task force to explore the feasibility of dog park sites throughout Glencoe.
Potential Dog Park Sites Discussed
The Glencoe Park District Committee of the Whole met on May 7, 2019 to discuss the feasibility of a Dog Park in Glencoe.
Board Discussion on Community Dog Park
The Board of Commissioners will discuss a potential community dog park at their May 7 Committee meeting.
Board Approves Connect Glencoe Architect
The architect has been chosen.
Connect Glencoe Grant Applications Submitted
Board Refines Phase 1 of Connect Glencoe
Community Dog Park Meeting Recap
Here's the presentation and results from the February 12 community meeting, which was shared with the Board of Commissioners at their March 2019 Special Projects and Facilities meeting.
Connect Glencoe Site Master Plan Approved
The Board of Commissioners officially accepts the Master Plan for the Old Green Bay Road Linear Park System.
Community Input Meeting
Glencoe Invited to Share Ideas
FAMILY PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS
10-12 PM | Saturday, May 21 | Activity #120120 | $20/30 R/NR (Family of 4)
Everyone’s favorite useful engine will be visiting Glencoe! Ride the express trackless train, and enjoy railroad-themed activities. In case of inclement weather, event will be rescheduled.
Passholder Party FREe for Glencoe beach passholders
11 AM-3 PM | Select dates, starting May 28 | Glencoe Beach
This year, Glencoe Beach brings live music and food vendors right off the water! Events are limited to Glencoe Beach season passholders only. On select dates, delicious food and beverages are available for purchase from our guest vendors.
- May 28: Live music by Nigel Mack (1-3 PM) and food from La Humita on Wheels
- June 4: Live music with Keithen Banks (1-3 PM) and food from Ravinia Brewing
- June 11: Food from Dia De Los Tacos
- June 19: Live music with Eric Howell (1-3 PM) and food from Sausage Fest
- July 4: Live music with Jukebox Heroes (1-3 PM) and food from Culinary Gangster
- July 16: Food from Ravinia Brewing
- July 17: Live music with Alex Sokol (1-3 PM)
- August 6: Live music with Mark Grzelak (1-3 PM)
- August 13: Food from Ravinia Brewing
- August 14: Live music featuring Keith Scott (1-3 PM)
KICKBACK AT KALK Free!
5-7 PM | Select Thursdays, starting June 9 | Kalk Park
Bring a picnic blanket for an evening of live music and fun! The night will kick off with activities at 5 PM, followed by a concert at 6 PM. Each concert will feature a new band and activities!
- June 9: Season Kickoff with music by The DB’s, food available for purchase from the Fat Shallot Food Truck, and craft beer available for purchase from Ravinia Brewing
- June 16: Jazz Night with Chad McCullough Sextet performing Miles Davis' 1959 classic, Kind of Blue
- June 23: Blues Night with Nigel Mack Blues Attack
- June 30: Disney Night with Ivy Lane String Quartet
- July 7: Latin American Night with Neil Dixon Smith Duo
- July 14: Instrumental Madness Night with Mar Caribe
- July 21: Kids Night with Ralph Covert
- July 28: Beatles Night with Ivy Lane String Quartet
- August 11: Big Band Night with Blueshift Big Band
- August 18: Bluegrass with music by Fox Crossing String Band, food available for purchase from Dia De Los Tacos Food Truck and craft beer available for purchase from Ravinia Brewing
Movies on the Green Free!
Dusk | Friday, June 10, July 8, August 12 | Various Locations
Movies on the Green return for another exciting lineup of movies to enjoy outdoors with friends and neighbors! Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. All movies are free to attend and begin at dusk. This series is sponsored by the Village of Glencoe, the Glencoe Park District and the Glencoe Public Library.
- June 10: Encanto (PG) at Wyman Green
- July 8: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (PG) at Wyman Green
- August 12: Field of Dreams (PG) at Melvin Berlin Park
10-10:45 AM | Select Tuesdays, June 14-August 9 | Takiff Center Front Lawn
Your tot will be dancing and singing along as talented children’s performers take the stage! In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside the Takiff Center.
- June 14: Jeanie B
- June 28: Wendy & DB
- July 12: Miss Jamie's Farm
- July 26: Istvan & His Imaginary Band
- August 9: Nanny Nikki
Glencoe's Independence Day Celebration Free!
Sunday, July 3
- Party in the Park (6-10 PM, Sunday, July 3, Lakefront Park): We’re kicking off the holiday celebration with a Party in the Park! Join us for games and inflatable fun on the tennis courts from 5 to 8 PM. Hungry? Thirsty? Our food trucks and beer/wine sales will be open from 5 to 9 PM. Food will be available for purchase from La Humita, Sausage Fest, Culinary Gangster, and Little Louies. Plus, enjoy live music and dancing with the Feel Good Party Band starting at 6 PM! FeelGood is a fun, energetic, Chicago-based tribute band. The name of the band is exactly what every show does- makes you feel good. FeelGood plays all of your favorite party jams from the ’60s to today. With decades of experience, FeelGood has the perfect playlist to keep you going all night. The fun ends with Glencoe’s dazzling firework spectacular with viewing from Lakefront Park. More
- Fireworks (9-10 PM, Sunday, July 3, Lakefront Park): A dazzling fireworks display will cap off Party in the Park. Please note, Glencoe Beach will be closed on July 3 to safely prepare for the fireworks show. It will be open on July 4 for season pass holders ONLY. More
Monday, July 4
Rotary Fun Run (8 AM, Monday, July 4, Glencoe Train Station): Start the holiday with a run through Glencoe! The race is free, but advanced registration is encouraged. The
Fun Run is co-sponsored by the Glencoe Rotary Club and donations to the club are appreciated. This race is for ages 7 and up. More
- Family Games (9-11:30 AM, Monday, July 4, Kalk Park): Play wacky games and enjoy patriotic fun at Kalk Park. This event is for all ages. More
Village Parade (1 PM, Monday, July 4, Downtown Glencoe): Glencoe’s annual Independence Day Parade steps off at 1 PM. For full parade details visit the Village’s
website. Resident, business and community organization participation is encouraged! Contact the Village Manager’s Office for details. More
- Beach Party (11 AM-9 PM, Monday, July 4, Glencoe Beach): Enjoy music, food and fun in the sun! Jukebox Heroes will be performing acoustic covers of rock, country, and pop songs from the 50's to today from 1 to 3 PM. Food will be available for purchase from Culinary Gangsters from 11 AM to 3 PM. Please note, Glencoe Beach will be closed on July 3 to safely prepare for the fireworks show. Glencoe Beach will be open on July 4, but admission is limited to season pass holders. More
BEACH CAMP OUT Favorite!
6 PM-9 AM | Friday, July 22-Saturday, July 23 | Glencoe Beach | Activity #120807
Spend an evening camping out with your family at Glencoe Beach! We’ll enjoy an early cookout, roast marshmallows, and after the sun sets, watch a movie on the big screen. A light breakfast will be served at sunrise. All children must be accompanied by a guardian; children under the age of two are free. Participants must register by July 19 and every family member participating must register (even if they are not spending the night). In case of inclement weather, the make-up date will be August 12-13. Refunds will not be issued after July 14.
12:30-2 PM | Friday, August 5 | Glencoe Beach | Activity #120824 | $10/15 R/NR | Ages 6-18
Turn cardboard into a seaworthy vessel! Build a cardboard boat at home and bring it to the beach to race against other boats. Awards will be presented for speed, and team spirit. Teams of two or more must have at least two people sail in the boat; visit glencoeparkdistrict.com for a complete list of rules and building requirements. Only one registration needed per team.