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Organic honey, from bees raised by the Glencoe Park District, is available for sale at the Takiff Center. Each jar is $10 and all proceeds support the C.A.R.E. scholarship.
Donate to C.a.r.e.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the C.A.R.E. scholarship, you can! You can either call us at 847-835-3030 to make a donation over the phone, or stop by the main registration desk (M-F, 8:30am-5pm). Credit card, cash or check donations are accepted.
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
C.A.R.E. (COMMUNITY ACCESS TO RECREATION FOR EVERYONE) SCHOLARSHIP
The Glencoe Park District is committed to providing recreation services to all residents who wish to participate in Park District services. The Glencoe Park District has established a financial assistance program to assist residents of the District, on a limited basis, who are experiencing temporary financial hardship. Based on the availability of funds, the Park District will attempt to provide financial assistance to those who qualify, i.e., if they meet the eligibility requirements. The Park District reserves the right to approve full or partial assistance, or deny an applicant's request.
- The family or individual must reside within the boundaries of the Glencoe Park District and must provide both a driver's license and current utility bill as proof of residency. For ELC scholarship recipients only, proof of residency in the Park District will be required prior to the beginning of the new school year, i.e., in August.
- Financial Assistance Applications must be re-submitted annually. Any changes to financial status must be reported promptly by the applicant to Family Service of Glencoe, i.e., if they will impact your status, percentage allowed, etc.
- Each approved family not attending Early Learning Center (ELC) or Kids Club will be entitled to receive financial assistance up to $1,500 annual max for an adult individual and/or family with one child, or, $2,250 annual max for a family with two or more children for any other Glencoe Park District program, excluding Children's Circle, one day trips, and contractual programs.
- Each approved family attending ELC or Kids Club only will be entitled to receive up to $3,000 for one child and $4,500 family annual maximum if the household enrolls more than one child per year in ELC and/or Kids Club. Any monies remaining, i.e., after being applied to ELC or Kids Club, can be used toward a Glencoe Park District summer camp that same year.
- If your scholarship has been approved and based on the percentage and maximum amount allowed, families must make an appointment with the Registration/Customer Service Manager two weeks or earlier, i.e., before the first day of the program, to review their assistance options, answer any questions, and/or establish a Special Payment Arrangement Plan (which would apply to ELC and/or Kids Club).
- All information submitted is confidential and is not a matter of public record of the Glencoe Park District or Family Service of Glencoe.
- All information on the application must be true and accurate. All financial assistance awards are legally recoverable by the Glencoe Park District if paid and awarded on the basis of false information supplied by the applicant, and will nullify your request for financial assistance.
- All registration policies apply to financial assistance applicants.
- All financial assistance shall be awarded solely based upon the individual need of the applicant without regard to race, color, gender, religion or sex.
- A child may only be claimed on one application per year and a new application must be submitted annually.
Early Learning Center Half Day Preschool and Kids Club AM & PM Care, along with these Glencoe Park District programs, are eligible for C.A.R.E. scholarships. The Counseling Center of North Shore and New Trier Township offer financial assistance for Children's Circle Full Day Preschool, camp, and before/after-school care.
To learn more about the scholarship process, please contact our Customer Service Manager at (847) 835-7555.
Online registration is not available for scholarship reciepents. Anyone approved for a scholarship must register in person at the Takiff Center during normal business hours.
Other Scholoarships Available
New Trier Township offers financial assistance for Before/After School programs, and Camp. You must reside in New Trier Township to be eligible. There are deadlines and different guidelines for requesting financial assistance from New Trier Township. For information regarding financial assistance for Before/After School programs and Camps, please reach out to the Social Services Administrator at (847) 446-8201.
The Counseling Center of North Shore works with New Trier to offer financial assistance for daycare participants. There are deadlines and different guidelines for requesting financial assistance from CCNS. For information regarding financial assistance for Daycare, please reach out to the Office Administrator at (847) 446-8060.