The Glenview Park District endeavors to keep its facilities and programs operating whenever possible. There are times, however, when weather, road conditions or facility malfunctions dictate that programs and/or services must be cancelled or temporarily postponed or entire facilities closed. In order to provide employees and patrons with a safe and secure environment in which to work and play, the Glenview Park District reserves the right to close a particular facility or cancel a program based on the following criteria:
- Local School Closings – Whenever School District 34 cancels school due to weather conditions, all Park Center Preschool classes and all classes or programs held at a school site will also be cancelled. A decision on whether to cancel classes at all other park district facilities will be made on a case by case basis. Park district facilities themselves shall remain open for non-scheduled activities (e.g. fitness and tennis club use, public skating, museum visits, etc.) unless specifically directed to close due to weather conditions.
- Facility Specific-Conditions – In the event that conditions arise at a specific facility (e.g. high winds, power outages, equipment malfunctions, flooding) which may endanger patrons or employees or interfere with the district’s ability to deliver its promised services or activities at that facility, classes may be cancelled or the facility temporarily closed until such condition has been resolved.
- Thor Guard Alarm System – The THOR GUARD lightning prediction system is designed to predict lightning in a local area BEFORE lightning strikes. Its advance warning system allows decisions regarding dangerous situations to be proactive, not reactive. Even though the Thor Guard System helps assess potentially dangerous conditions, neither the signal nor the system is intended to guarantee that conditions are safe. Participants using outdoor facilities should take appropriate shelter when the warning signals are activated. If the weather is threatening but no warning signal is heard or seen, use good judgment and clear the area. Do not wait for the warning signal to activate.
- Warning Signal to Suspend Activities: One 15-second blast of the horn signals that outside activities should be suspended ( if equipped, a strobe light will begin flashing and remain flashing until safe conditions return). You should immediately seek an appropriate safe shelter.
- Notice that Activities May Resume: Three 5-second blasts of the horn signals that outdoor activities may resume (the strobe light, if equipped, will also stop flashing).
Thor Guard systems are activated each year from March – November during the outdoor athletic season. During that time, the systems are tested on the second Tuesday of every month intermittently throughout the day.
Thor Guard Lightning Prediction Systems are located at Gallery Park, Attea Middle School, Crowley Park, Flick Park, Roosevelt Park, Community Park West, Apollo School, Glenview Park Golf Club and Glenview Prairie Club.
The Glenview Park District will make every attempt to communicate any closing or cancellation via the park district website and the park district Rainout Hotline Service, the website glenviewparks.org, the park district Cancellation Hotline 847-724-3337 as well as the metropolitan Chicago Emergency Closing Center.
Character Counts in Glenview and the park district is a proud supporter of this program. To learn more about the Character Counts program, click here.
Participants, coaches and observers are expected to exhibit behavior in keeping with the Character Counts program. The following guidelines have been developed to make park district programs safe and enjoyable for everyone.
- Show respect to all participants, coaches, referees, observers and staff
- The use of foul language or inappropriate comments are not allowed
- Show respect for equipment, supplies and facilities
- Refrain from threatening or causing bodily harm to others
- Comply with all other posted or published rules and guidelines
The park district reserves the right to dismiss a participant or exclude persons from future use or access to facilities for failure to comply with this code.
Smoking shall be prohibited at all times in all Glenview Park District owned or leased buildings or motorized vehicles. Smoking shall also be prohibited on any grounds within 15 feet of any entrances to Glenview Park District owned or leased buildings or motorized vehicles. In addition, smoking is prohibited in all buildings and in any location on the grounds of The Grove, Flick and Roosevelt Pools, Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie, and Wagner Farm The District also discourages smoking in any playgrounds and sports fields and in any park during organized activities such as special events, concerts and sports tournaments.
Camera & Cell Phone Use Restrictions in Park District Facilities
The Glenview Park District owns, operates, manages and controls numerous buildings and facilities for use of the general public. Within these buildings, there exist certain “Protected Areas” where patrons have a reasonable expectation of privacy. These “Protected Areas” include restrooms, locker rooms, lavatories, bathrooms, shower facilities, and dressing rooms. To safeguard the privacy of patrons in these areas, the Park District has established a policy which prohibits the use of any still or video camera, recording device, cell phone or other device capable of recording, producing, duplicating, reproducing, storing, copying, transmitting or displaying any visual, video, photographic, electronic, digital, recorded , or other visual image, picture, or representation within such “Protected Areas.”
The Glenview Park District has established an Anti-Idling policy to protect public health, improve the environment, and reduce fuel consumption. Exhaust from vehicles contain a variety of pollutants, and the Park District can play an important role in improving air quality by limiting the amount of time engines are allowed to idle. Also, vehicle idling gets zero miles per gallon, so the anti-idling program conserves fuel. Patrons waiting in “pick-up” areas at the facilities and drivers of Park District vehicles operating in the parks should turn off their engines if they will be sitting for more than 30 seconds. The facilities will encourage patrons to not idle through the use of signage.
Photos and videos are periodically taken of people participating in Park District programs and activities. All persons registering for Park District programs/activities, or using Park District property thereby agree that any photograph or videotape taken by the Park District may be used by the Park District for promotional purposes including its promotional videotapes, brochures, flyers and other publications without additional prior notice or permission and without compensation to the participant.
The Grove Photography/Videography Policy
Due the historic nature of the buildings and ecological significance of the natural areas at The Grove, the Glenview Park District has adopted a specific policy governing still and video photography at The Grove. In some cases permits are required and fees must be paid. For detailed information on these guidelines, click here.
Lost & Found
A lost and found for the Glenview Park District is maintained at the Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. Items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to a charitable organization.
The Glenview Park District will make every effort to avoid scheduling the following on a religious holiday: the first meeting of a class, a registration deadline, a major youth social event or a general interest public hearing or meeting. Should a conflict occur, those individuals affected will be offered the option of attending a session of the same program on a different day as a make-up, or receive a prorated refund of the series fee for the session missed.
Equal Access to Facilities
The Glenview Park District strictly prohibits discrimination. No participation shall, on the basis of race, sex, creed, age (excepting those 17 and under, for whom special rules and policies may apply), national origin or disability, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services or benefits, or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage or opportunity.
The Glenview Park District is pleased to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination in the provision of services, programs, or facilities to individuals with disabilities. The Glenview Park District is currently working to better serve individuals with disabilities through facility accessibility, program inclusion and communication devices.
If you would like more information or you wish to voice a concern, please contact our office at 847-657-3215.
The Glenview Park District invites adults and children with disabilities to register for programs listed here. The Glenview Park District strives to serve individuals with disabilities through facility accessibility, program inclusion and communication devices. If you would like more information on integration opportunities, please contact our office at 847-657-3215.
Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association
The Glenview Park District is a member of the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA), an intergovernmental partnership of 12 park districts and municipal governments that provides year-round recreation and leisure opportunities for people with disabilities. For more information on the NSSRA, click here.
Dogs in Park
Glenview Park District Ordinance No. 99-28 allows leashed dogs to be walked on paved pathways and parking lots at Cole, Community Park West, Countryside, Cunliff, Diederich, Flick, Gallery, Hawthorne Glen, Indian Ridge, Indian Trail, Jackman, Jennings, Judy Beck, Ladendorf, Manor, Peninsula Playground, Roosevelt, Rugen, Sleepy Hollow, Swenson, Tall Trees and West Fork Parks. Dog walking is still prohibited on sports fields, playground areas, tennis courts, tot lots, basketball courts and all other park areas. The park district has a six-acre dedicated dog park, Community Bark West, which is located at 1001 Zenith Dr. in western Glenview.
Be a Good Neighbor
Please respect the rights and property of neighbors living by the parks! A few reminders:
- Use the sidewalks and pathways when walking to parks. Cutting through private yards is not appropriate
- Trash should be discarded into trash cans in the parks. When trash is not put into cans, it often blows into a neighboring yard.
- Please observe the curfew of the parks
- Parks are generally open for play at dawn
- Parks generally close for the night at sunset
- Be a good neighbor by helping to prevent crime and vandalism to playground and play equipment and alleviate suspicious activities in parks.
- For emergencies, contact 911
- For non-emergency suspicious activity, call 847-729-5000
- To report vandalism, call 847-657-3215