Dog Park Feasibility

Dog Park Feasibility

The Board of Commissioners is exploring the feasibility of adding a dog park to Glencoe.

Recent Updates

Dog Park Task Force Decision

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Last February, we began a community conversation about adding a dog park to Glencoe. The conversation started with a community input meeting, which brought over 100 residents out on a cold night to discuss logistics, the pros and cons of a dog park, and potential locations. From there, the Board of Commissioners reviewed community feedback and honed in on six potential locations. They also appointed a Task Force of eleven community members to further explore the feasibility of a Glencoe dog park. Then, the Task Force got to work. They toured each potential location, eliminated unsuitable locations, and selected one acceptable location for the dog park: the southwest corner of Shelton Park. 

Click here to see the Task Force's presentation to the Board of Commissioners. 

Task Force Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Over the course of several months, the Dog Park Task Force explored six potential sites in Glencoe. 

Here are the supporting documents used during those discussions: 

Dog Park Task Force Update

Friday, December 6, 2019

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.  The meeting will be held at the Takiff Center. More

We would like to thank our 11 member task force for their due diligence in researching and discussing this issue thoroughly.

Glencoe Park District Dog Park Task Force Application

Now Accepting Applicants!

Friday, May 10, 2019

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. The group will serve in an advisory capacity to provide input to the Park Board on a potential location, size and features of a dog park. 

Potential Dog Park Sites Discussed

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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, as well as possible locations. The Committee then set other site selection criteria for a dog park site. Finally, the Board directed staff to form a community task force made of residents that are for and against a dog park to further evaluate sites. The Board will accept applications until May 31, 2019, and will then choose the members.

To see the dog park feasibility special project page, click here.

Board Discussion on Community Dog Park

Friday, May 3, 2019

The Board of Commissioners will discuss a potential community dog park at their May 7 Committee meeting. See the agenda here and read about the project here.

Community Dog Park Meeting Recap

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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.  

Community Input Meeting

Glencoe Invited to Share Ideas

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Glencoe community was invited to a community input meeting to discuss the feasibility of creating a dog park in Glencoe. The meeting was facilitated by Barbara Heller, and included an overview of dog parks and feedback stations. Residents were asked at the stations for potential locations and ideas in support/against a dog park.