New Date! Watts Below Zero

10 AM | Monday, February 20 | Watts Center  | Free to Watts Pass holders/$20 Non-pass holders
The annual winter carnival Watts Below Zero celebrates winter with ice skating, bumper cars on the ice, a giant snow mound to color, and refreshments, as well as other winter activities. Participants are encouraged to register in advance; this event is free for pass holders and $20 per person for all others. In order to ride the bumper cars, you must reserve a time slot online and be a Watts season pass holder. Skate rentals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register Reserve Bumper Car

Disney Skate

5:30-7 PM | Friday, February 24 | Watts Center | Free to pass holder/$20 non-pass holders
Skate to your favorite music and enjoy a special Disney character appearance at this pass holder party on ice. This event is free for Watts pass holders; all others may pay the $20 admission fee at the door. 

Leprechaun hunt

5-7 PM | Friday, March 17 | Takiff Center Field | Activity #120845

Search the Takiff Center’s green fields for wee leprechauns and their treasures. There will be crafts, games, and giveaways galore. Recommended for children 2-6 years old. Advanced registration required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.



11 AM-3 PM | Saturday, March 25 |  ACTIVITY #120770
Relax and take shelter from the cold in an authentic wood-fired sauna right on Glencoe Beach! Each session is 30 minutes and the sauna can hold up to 6 people at a time. There will also be the option to rent the entire sauna for a half hour block. Each participant must sign a waiver. Swimsuits or clothing is required. Advanced registration required.



Saturday, April 8 | Kalk Park
NEW LOCATION! Bring your basket and get ready for an egg hunt! We’re hiding eggs filled with surprises for kids AND dogs throughout Kalk Park. After the hunt, join us for crafts, games, and photos with the Spring Bunny.  In case of inclement weather, event will be rescheduled to April 23.

  • 10 AM: Ages 3 and under
  • 10:15 AM: Ages 4-5
  • 10:30 AM: Ages 5+
  • 10:45 AM: Dogs


6:30-8:30 PM | Friday, April 14 | TAKIFF CENTER 
Enjoy new pieces by adult ceramics students and light refreshments.

FREE! Earth Day Clean-up

Saturday, April 22 | Various Locations | Activity #120880
In celebration of Earth Day, join us as we clean up Glencoe parks and the lakefront! On Saturday, April 22, we’ll meet at 10 AM at various sites in Glencoe for a community clean-up. This event is in partnership with the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force and the Friends of the Green Bay Trail. This event is free, but everyone who volunteers must sign a waiver.

Volunteer Waiver


10 AM-12 PM | Saturday, May 13 | Takiff Center | Activity #120851 | Ages 0-8 | $13/16 R/NR
Join us for an afternoon of gift making fun. We’ll provide everything you need to make a number of unique Mother’s Day gifts! Advanced registration required.



10 AM-12 PM | Saturday, May 20 | Activity #120120
Everyone’s favorite useful engine and friends will be visiting Glencoe! Ride the express trackless train and enjoy train-themed activities. Advanced registration required; all children must be accompanied by an adult.