News and Announcements

Construction Started on Duke Park

New Playground Now Under Construction

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On August 18, construction of the new Duke Park began. Located at the corner of Lincoln and Crescent Drive, the new playground will feature an interactive water feature, a hand-crank train, and a 2-12 year old play area with a poured-in place safety surface. Duke Playground is part of the Connect Glencoe project, a half-mile walking path that will link five parks between Maple Hill and Park Avenue. Along the path, new social spaces, drinking fountains, picnic tables, and new landscaping will be added. In addition to the new playground at Duke Park, the project also includes improvements to the Maple Hill pedestrian crossing and a revitalized Veteran’s Park plaza.

Connect Glencoe is primarily funded through grants and private donations.

Joint Glencoe Government Agencies Message: Mask Use

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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the Village of Glencoe, Glencoe Park District, Glencoe Public Library and Glencoe District 35 have released critical public health information detailing simple, yet vital, steps that the entire Glencoe community can take to slow the spread of COVID-19. This public health guidance, rooted in scientific data released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), has reiterated the importance of wearing a face mask, washing our hands and keeping our distance from others.

Cardboard Regatta: Rules and Registration Link

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GLENCOE BEACH | $10/15 R/NR | ACTIVITY #120824-01 | AGES 6-18 

Turn paper into a seaworthy vessel! Build a cardboard boat and bring it to Glencoe Beach to race against other boats. We will present awards for speed and team spirit. Two team members must navigate the vessel. Click here for detailed equipment lists and rules. Must register by August 6 to participate; limited day of registration may be accepted. In case of inclement weather, the Cardboard Regatta will be canceled. 

Fall Programming Announcement and New Masks Policy

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The Glencoe Park District will release a digital Fall Program Guide of available classes in early August. This guide will be available online and shared on the Park District’s website, via email, and on social media, replacing the brochure that was traditionally mailed to all Glencoe households. Additional programs, classes, and clinics will be added to it later in August as school plans are finalized.

Summer Egg Hunt Planned for Saturday, August 1

Hop on over to West Park, Shelton Park, Kalk Park, Watts Park, and Lakefront Park

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Hop on over to the Park District on Saturday, August 1 for our first-ever Summer Egg Hunt! This pop-up event will take place across five parks - West Park, Shelton Park, Kalk Park, Watts Park, and Lakefront Park beginning at 10 AM. Each park will have just under 2,000 plastic eggs filled with peanut-free candy to find. All kids are welcome to come to any one of the parks and look for eggs until all are claimed.

Registration Open for August Programs, Classes, and Clinics

Classes include sports, art, cooking, fitness, preschool programs, and Kids Care in Fall!

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The Glencoe Park District has some serious summer fun scheduled for August! New classes and familiar favorites for adults and kids have been planned, both in-person and online. Registration opens at 7 AM on Friday, July 17 for residents and at 7 AM on Monday, July 20 for non-residents. Sign-ups for some classes, noted below, are available now! We've also included links to our Kids Clubs, which opens for registration on Wednesday, August 5.

Click HERE to view the PDF of our August program guide! Each class title is linked to our registration site.

Kids' Chalk Art Contest Held at Takiff on Saturday, July 11

Unplug & Play with Us

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On Saturday, July 11, the Glencoe Park District will participate in Illinois’ Unplug & Play campaign! This one-day event is held to encourage Glencoe residents to ditch their electronic devices and plug into fun and activities available at the Park District.


The Glencoe Park District is hosting a  kids' chalk art contest from 10 AM-12 PM in Takiff’s back parking lot. Participants will be encouraged to illustrate how they unplug – with exercise, books, walks, playing in parks, or however they find happiness away from electronics! All contestants’ drawings will be photographed, with the winner selected via a Facebook poll and awarded a Park District swag bag! Click HERE to sign up to attend!