News and Announcements

Restore Illinois Phase 4 Changes: Playgrounds and Sprayground Open!

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The State of Illinois has allowed the Park District to open playgrounds. The parks team will be out early Saturday, June 27, removing barriers throughout the day. 

The Takiff registration desk will open on Monday, July 6 for walk-in service. Visitors who enter the building are required to wear a face covering and maintain a 6 ft. distance from others. The Glencoe Fitness Center in Takiff will also open on July 6 with some modifications and new safety protocols, including requiring reservations to work out. 


The Glencoe Fitness Center in Takiff will also open on July 6 with some modifications and new safety protocols, including requiring reservations to work out.  

Village of Glencoe & Glencoe Park District Partner to Provide 4th of July Fun

Vehicle Parade, House Decorating Challenge, Virtual Glencoe's Got Talent, and Rotary Fun Run Planned

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The Village of Glencoe and Glencoe Park District have partnered to provide fun, socially distant Independence Day activities after the unfortunate cancellation of Glencoe’s traditional 4th of July celebrations due to the COVID-19 crisis. Glencoe’s new events for Saturday, July 4 include a Village and Park District vehicle parade, a patriotic house decorating challenge, a virtual Glencoe’s Got Talent and a Rotary Fun Run.

Basketball Courts Now Open: Please Follow Our Safety Protocols

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Our basketball courts are now open, but players will need to follow guidelines: 

  • ⁠Team play is not permitted. Practice your shooting, dribbling, and ball-handling skills.⁠

  • Focus on individual skill building vs. competition.⁠

  • Social distance when possible.⁠

  • Group play should be limited to members of the same household. ⁠

  • Sharing equipment is not recommended.⁠

  • Please exercise good decision-making. If organized group play takes place, courts may be closed.⁠


Access to Water Allowed at Glencoe Beach; Additional Beach Safety Protocols Outlined

Restore Illinois Phase 3 Guidelines Followed

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Since the State has moved to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan, the Glencoe Park District will open the beach to swimming this Friday, June 5, subject to suitable water quality. Access to the beach between 9 AM to 9 PM is limited to beach season passholders. 

Stay @ Home 5K Race Results

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Below are the finishers of the Glencoe Park District's Stay @ Home 5K! Congratulations to all of our finishers!

  • Adrian Johnson Glencoe,IL 17:13
  • Barbara Lincoln Glencoe,IL 26:26
  • Michael Rakitan Chicago, IL 30:16
  • Kerry DeWitt Glencoe,IL 31:00
  • Betsy Thelen Glencoe,IL 32:50
  • Pamela Patinkin Glencoe,IL 36:21
  • Seth Patinkin Glencoe,IL 38:43
  • Jeff Brown Glencoe,IL 51:00
  • Kim Brown Glencoe,IL 51:00



Additional Tennis Courts Open, No Reservations Required; Disc Golf and Pickleball Allowed

Tennis Lessons Available

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As Illinois moves into Phase 3 of its Restore Illinois plan, the Glencoe Park District will open up additional park amenities beginning this Saturday, May 30. All Park District tennis courts will open and disc golf can resume, with accommodations made for social distancing. Pickleball can also be played on tennis courts at Watts and Shelton.

Glencoe Beach Season Passes Sold Out - Wait List Available

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Due to an overwhelming response from the community, season passes for Glencoe Beach have sold out. Season pass sales were implemented as part of our summer safety protocols to manage overcrowding at the beach and support social distancing requirements. Additionally, we hope to prevent our season pass holders from waiting in long lines for admission to the beach.


We have created a wait list and may authorize the sale of additional passes in the future as state-wide regulations ease.