Parks

Come Out and Play!

Discover 836 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland and open space, including 613 acres owned by the park district and 223 acres leased, made available for public use through intergovernmental cooperative agreement with the Village of Glenview and local schoold districts.

To view a map of our parks and facilities, click here.

The Glenview Park District includes 26 parks where you can:

  • Have fun at our playgrounds, tennis or basketball courts or sports fields. Learn more…
  • Rent a park fieldhouse for a party, picnic or meeting. Learn more…
  • Enjoy aerobic exercise by walking in the great outdoors. Learn more…
  • Try out the hottest skating tricks at one of our skate parks. Learn more…
  • Play with your dog and meet other dog owners at our newly opened dog park, Community Bark West. Learn more…
  • Enjoy outdoor sledding and skating at Flick and Johns park in the winter. Learn more…

With all these possibilities, there’s no excuse for staying indoors. So come out and play…at a Glenview Park District park!

Pesticides & Our Parks

In an effort to minimize impacts to the environment, the Glenview Park District has adopted an Integrated Pest Management System to help us reduce chemical usage in our parks and facilities. As a result of using less pesticide in these areas, weeds such as dandelions may be apparent for a short time each spring.

Our crews mow the lawn areas regularly to control weeds. We also follow lawn care recommendations to keep grass three to four inches high to allow for strong root growth and some shading out of weeds. However, because of our limited use of chemical pesticides, weeds such as dandelions grow back very quickly.

Remember that these dandelions are a sign of our Integrated Pest Management System at work and an indication of a healthy and safe environment for you and your family.

Anti-Idling Policy

In 2012, the Glenview Park District adopted a policy to discourage employees and patrons in diesel and gasoline powered vehicles from idling for excessive periods of time near park district facilities in order to improve air quality. To read a fuller description of this policy, click here.