Community Input for West Park Renovations

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Glencoe Park District Board of Commissioners approved developing a plan for renovations to West Park.

With the exception of the playground area, most of the other recreation amenities at West Park are close to the end of their useful life. As part of the planning process, the Board of Commissioners is considering repairs/updates to the following existing amenities: 

  • Tennis Courts (including exploring pickleball courts)
  • Baseball field/dugouts (including exploring the use of a synthetic turf infield)
  • Repairs/updates to access recreational amenities to meet current ADA legal standards, including linking the ball fields and tennis courts to the public sidewalk system via a passive use walking loop.
  • Park drainage
  • Drinking Fountain

The following concepts are NOT being considered for West Park:

  • Sports Field Lighting
  • Permanent Outfield Fence
  • Changes to parking on Cherry Tree Lane

The Board would like to invite the community to learn about the process and comment on the proposed renovations for West Park at the July 20, 2021 Board of Commissioners meeting held at the Takiff Center at 7 p.m. A draft concept plan will be unveiled to the community for additional comment at a special community meeting on August 3, 2021, at 6 p.m. at the Takiff Center. The August 3 meeting will also be streamed live on YouTube

If you cannot attend the meetings but would like your ideas shared with the Board, please email the Park District's Executive Director, Lisa Sheppard, at [email protected] or call (847) 835-3030.