Connect Glencoe

Connect Glencoe: Old Green Bay Trail Linear Parks

Connect Glencoe will activate a series of linear parks along Old Green Bay Road. The stretch of land is 0.53 miles (approximately 2,800 feet). The trail will be 10-feet wide with a crushed limestone surface. The overall design was created to accommodate a variety of users, ages, and abilities. It will act as a spine to a recreational multi-use trail that connects to an overall 9-mile trail in four villages.  


The project will connect five separate parks with a meandering path that takes walkers, runners, and bikers through an urban garden of mature trees. The trail will connect users to various gardens, activity amenities, a new playground, an interactive water feature, a sculpture, as well as downtown businesses, the lakefront, and the train station. 

connect glencoe map of old green bay trail 2019

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Connect Glencoe Project Timeline

Recent Updates

Parking Lot Improvements

Phased Plan to Increase Parking at Takiff Center

Monday, May 22, 2017
Parking Lot Improvements

At the May 16 Special Projects Meeting, architects AltaManu proposed a phased plan to increase parking at the Takiff Center. The plan also included sustainable features as an alternate. When complete, the plan will increase parking at the Takiff Center from 118 to 220 spaces. 

Board Begins Executing Master Plan Projects

Friday, May 1, 2015

Based on the condition of a number of existing parks, the Board of Commissioners prioritizes replacing existing infrastructure over adding new infrastructure. From the approved Master Plan, capital replacements are completed/scheduled at the following sites: Astor Park, Berlin Field, Kalk Park, Shelton Park, Old Elm Park, Vernon Playground, West School Playground,Woodlawn Playground, Takiff Program Playground. In addition, replacements are completed/scheduled for the following assets: Takiff Center Roof Replacement, Takiff Center Carpentry/Tuck Pointing, Glencoe Beach Halfway House Restoration, Watts Recreation Center HVAC Replacement, Watts Recreation Center Roof Replacement.

Board Approves Comprehensive Master Plan

Master Plan Starts Connect Glencoe

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Board of Commissioners approves the comprehensive master plan, which includes a needs assessment and a statistically valid survey of Glencoe residents. During a statistically valid resident survey, 85% of respondents indicated they have a need for walking and biking trails. The respondents includes 2570 of the Village of Glencoe's 3013 households. 

Town Hall Meeting

Residents Share Thoughts on Master Plan Proposals

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Town Hall Meeting

Glencoe residents gathered at the Takiff Center on Tuesday, January 27 to preview Master Plan strategies and share feedback with the Master Plan consulting team led by Heller and Heller. The Town Hall Meeting was one of the final steps of the nine-month study, which included stakeholder interviews, focus groups, an online forum, and a community survey. Resident's feedback from the Town Hall Meeting will be incorporated into the final Master Plan, which will be published in the next few months. 

Share Your Ideas at Town Hall Meeting

Master Plan To Be Discussed on January 27

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Park District will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, January 27 at 7 PM at the Takiff Center to discuss the Master Plan. Ideas proposed include adding a dog park, increasing parking at the Takiff Center, developing a fitness center, bringing more paths and amenities to our parks. January 27 is your opportunity to share feedback on the strategies proposed by our Master Planning team. Your feedback will be incorporated into the final plan, which will be posted online in the coming months. 

Share your ideas. Be heard.

Glencoe Park District's leaders are using Re|creation to formulate the District's ten-year Master Plan.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Re|creation is Glencoe Park District's community-based comprehensive planning process. This site is your portal to discuss ideas about improving your parks, programs, & facilities!

Comprehensive Master Plan Data Gathering Begins

Monday, December 2, 2013
In 2014, the Park District embarks on a master planning process to develop a comprehensive plan to guide future District capital projects. 
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