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Flick Aquatic Center Reopens Saturday, July 25

(Updated 7/23 at 1 p.m.) Flick Aquatic Center is scheduled to reopen Saturday, July 25 after closing earlier this season due to 5 staff members reporting positive tests for COVID-19. We worked closely with IDPH and exceeded all safety guidelines for reopening. Additional safety enhancements have been implemented to further limit contact between staff members. These enhancements will not impact patrons’ experience visiting the pool. Based on these changes, Flick’s new hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Click here for more details. 


Phase 4-Revitalization

Click here for an updated summary of openings for Phases 3-5.

Due to the fluid nature of the pandemic, the Park District may change and update opening dates and restrictions at any time.

Starting June 26, the state has entered the 4th Phase of the 5-Phase Restore Illinois plan. Phase 4 allows for gatherings of 50 people or less, with proper physical distancing of 6 feet and the continued use of face masks when physical distancing isn’t possible. It also includes new guidelines for youth and recreational sports, health and fitness centers, in-person programming and more.

As we continue to review these guidelines we will be opening additional facilities and restoring many more of your favorite park district activities. Some changes will happen immediately; others will be phased in gradually to make sure proper staffing levels and health protocols are in place to assure everyone’s safety.

Here’s what you can look forward to opening in Phase 4:

Playgrounds and Outdoor Fitness Equipment
Starting tomorrow, we will begin removing fencing and yellow caution tape and reinstalling swings. It will take several days to complete this work and we ask for your patience. Playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment will not be sanitized, per guidance from the CDC which indicates the coronavirus is killed off more quickly on surfaces exposed to warmer temperatures, humidity and sunlight. Face coverings are still required if physical distancing isn’t possible. Since these are high-touch surfaces we encourage you to use hand sanitizer or wash your hands before and after using the equipment.

All outdoor restrooms are open for public use. We are cleaning and sanitizing them every day.

Flick Aquatic Center
The IDPH released Phase 4 guidelines for aquatic centers to allow public swim and groups larger than 10. Due to limited capacity, we will only allow Glenview Park District residents, Park Center Health and Fitness Members and Aquatic Members at this time. Click here to learn more and reserve a time block.

Park Center Health and Fitness
The fitness center will reopen to members only beginning June 29. Capacity will be limited to 50%. Time slots are available in 90-minute increments and limited to one workout time per person per day. Members may make a reservation up to 24 hours in advance of their desired time slot. Exercise machines are being placed 10 feet apart. Plexiglass shields have been installed at the fitness center desk. Face coverings should be worn when not exercising. Members are encouraged to arrive dressed for a workout. Locker rooms will be cleaned on an hourly basis, and deep cleaned on a daily basis.

Outdoor and Indoor Group Fitness classes are currently offered. Go to getfitglenview.org to learn about our classes and schedule.

Park Center
The building is open for fitness center access, Park Center Preschool and camps only. North Shore University Health Systems is open for physical therapy appointments only. Each activity has its own designated entrance for check in and check out. The building remains closed for drop-in visitation.

  • Customer Service Hours
    We’re offering in-person customer service hours at the East Wing Front Desk, from 1-3 p.m., Mondays/Fridays and 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays by appointment only. Click here registration@glenviewparks.org to request a 15-minute appointment. Our virtual front desk at glenviewparks.org will also be open for live chats with a staff member Monday-Friday, 12-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. You can also call or email with questions outside of desk hours and we will do our best to contact you the following day.
  • Forgot your Household Number?
    Here are instructions for retrieving your Household Number to use our online registration system or to request one if we don’t have your information in our database.

Special Event Rentals
In anticipation of resuming rentals for groups of 50 or less, in-person tours of The Grove Redfield Estate and the Lakeview Room at Park Center are available by appointment only. Contact Carol.Dilorenzo@Glenviewparks.org to set something up. We are not accepting rentals for fieldhouses, meeting rooms or birthday parties at this time.

Youth and Recreational Sports
In addition to team practices, drills and group lessons, the park district’s recognized sports organizations can now schedule competitive gameplay and tournaments. Group sizes are limited to 50 participants total (including athletes, coaches and referees). There is a maximum of 20% seating capacity for spectators. Everyone is expected to frequently wash hands and wear a face covering when they are not actively engaged in the activity.

Currently we are only allowing our permits for recognized organizations. We have been working with these groups to generate schedules and ensure Phase 4 protocols will be met or exceeded. Any other groups organizing programming, non-Park District camps or an event in the park, will not be allowed to operate and will be asked to leave.

Golf Operations and Coarse Italian Dining
Two riders are allowed per cart. If golfers not living in the same household share a cart, both should wear a face covering while in the cart. Seed Soil Containers are available on riding carts – please repair your fairway divots. Tee Times can be booked online at golfglenview.com

The Glenview Park Golf Club clubhouse is open for cart rentals, merchandise and golf pass purchases. A face covering is required when entering the Clubhouse. In addition to outdoor dining, Coarse Italian is offering limited indoor seating. Carryout and curbside pick-up is also available. Visit coarseitalian.com to learn more.


General Guidelines for Phase 4

Safety is our number one concern for program participants and staff alike. We will continue to closely follow recommendations from the Governor’s office, CDC, DCEO and the IDPH as it pertains to public parks and recreation activities and facilities.

  • Face coverings are mandatory for both participants and staff if they are unable to maintain 6 feet of physical distance during activities.
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of all indoor spaces. Equipment will be sanitized after each use.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for use and encouraged regularly, as is proper hand washing.

Signage with instructions and reminders for patrons to practice social distancing will be posted at all Park District facilities. Staff will assist patrons as needed. The Park District will adhere to capacity limits at all facilities and equipment will be spaced out to allow for social distancing wherever possible.

In order to protect your privacy and align with HIPAA laws, we are not taking temperatures of our participants on the recommendation of PDRMA, our insurance provider. Instead we encourage you to self-monitor for any COVID-19 like symptoms and to take your temperature at home. We will be asking basic health screening questions when you arrive at a park district facility.


What’s Still Closed in Phase 4

Buildings at The Grove, Historic Wagner Farm and Fuller Air Station Prairie
Under Phase 4, museum facilities are allowed to reopen; however, because our summer camps are using these buildings they will remain closed for public use in accordance with all state guidelines to keep campers safe. They will reopen in August, after camps have ended.
Trails and grounds are open at the museums as well as the exterior exhibits on the Tyner Center porch at Fuller Air Station Prairie.

Indoor Track and Gym (Park Center)
Our summer camps will be using the gym for camp activities and programming. To keep our campers safe and follow all state guidelines, we will keep the gym and track closed at this time.
Track passes will NOT be reactivated until September. All 6 month and 12 month track memberships will be extended the duration we are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Splash Pad at Little Bear Garden
We will not be opening the Splash Pad this summer due to COVID-19. It is unmanned and we are unable to ensure proper distancing or limit users to 50 or less.

Glenview Community Ice Center
Closed for construction. Look for programming to resume this fall.


Indoor/Outdoor Pools

FLICK AQUATIC CENTER OPENING INFORMATION

(Updated 7/23 at 2:30 p.m.) Flick Aquatic Center is open daily, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Time blocks for Lap Swim and Public Swim are available starting at 9 a.m.

You will be able to reserve a time block to visit the pool through the registration portal on our website. Between each time block, we will be sanitizing all surfaces and equipment prior to admitting the next group of visitors. Visit the Flick Outdoor Aquatic Center webpage to learn more.

NOTE: Due to current limitations to our ability to hire and train lifeguards, the cost of operations, and anticipated safety changes, we will only be opening Flick Aquatic Center this summer. We chose this location because:

  • It has the most overall square footage and will be able to accommodate the most visitors while still meeting physical distancing requirements
  • It has internal sections that allow staff to manage the number of visitors in a given space
  • It has an eight-lane 25-yard lap pool with a handicapped chair, which can be used for lap swimming, walking and, if guidelines allow, group fitness programming
  • It has a larger dedicated parking lot to accommodate patrons

Roosevelt Aquatic Center and Splash Landings Indoor Pool will remain closed.
Click here for updated membership information.


Golf Courses

Both golf courses are open under strict operational guidelines established by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The operational guidelines require several changes to our normal operations. A few notable changes include:

  • Foursomes every 10 minutes
  • Two riders are allowed per cart. If golfers not living in the same household share a cart, both should wear a face covering while in the cart.
  • Seed Soil Containers are available on riding carts – please repair your fairway divots.
  • No beverage or food carts
  • Removal of all touchpoints such as bunker rakes, ball washers, benches, etc.

Additional information regarding course opening and safety guidelines are available here.

Glenview Park Golf Club
Call (847) 724-0250 or book online. Payment is required at time of booking. Our hours of operation are 6 a.m. – 7 p.m., 7 days/week. 

Glenview Prairie Club
Call (847) 657-1637 or book online. Payment is required at time of booking. Our hours of operation are 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., 7 days/week.


Tennis Courts

All indoor and outdoor tennis courts are available.

Please review the United States Tennis Association’s COVID-19 rules and guidelines for playing tennis safely. The park district has established provisions for the return of outdoor tennis at our community parks, which can be read here. For indoor tennis at the Glenview Tennis Club, please continue to follow the Playing It Safe guidelines.

If everyone follows these guidelines and rules, the park district will be able to provide a safe and fun tennis experience. Only tennis and, when open, pickleball may be played on the courts – gatherings or other activities are not permitted. Players must follow all USTA and USA Pickleball Association rules and guidelines for safety.  If safety guidelines are not followed, the district will close the courts. Thank you for your cooperation!


Outdoor Activities

Residents can visit parks to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, running or biking. All visitors are expected to observe and follow Illinois and CDC social distancing guidelines – keep social distance of at least 6 feet, do not participate in group activities, and wash your hands both before and after visiting for at least 20 seconds. Please remember to help keep our parks clean by carrying out everything that you are carrying into the parks when you leave. 

Boating on Lake Glenview

The Park District is pleased to provide non-motorized boating access on Lake Glenview for the fifth year. Boating is an excellent passive recreational activity that provides residents another way to appreciate and connect with nature!

The season runs through October 1. Boaters are required to purchase a Glenview Park District permit for each boat, which is $30/residents and $45/nonresidents. Boats must be carried in to the boat launch from the parking lot using a paved path. Fishing is allowed from boats, but is subject to all Village of Glenview rules and regulations. Contact Judy Picicco for a 2020 boating permit application. 

Protect our community

The park district is working cooperatively with the Village and Police Department, and they are ready to assist with enforcement by dispersing people who do not follow the Governor’s order. We want to do all we can to protect our community. We need you to do all you can to protect our community. If you visit one of our parks and the park is already heavily attended, please come back at a later time.

We will continue to monitor usage within our parks. If we see overcrowding or additional activity within our parks that is not in adherence with the Governor’s Executive Order, additional restrictions and measures may be put in place.

“No Mow” Naturalized Areas

This summer you may notice “No Mow” Naturalized Areas throughout the park district. Naturalized Areas provide several benefits including:

  • Improving air quality by eliminating exhaust pollutants
  • Reducing stormwater runoff & encouraging infiltration
  • Providing habitat for pollinators & grassland birds
  • Cost savings by reducing gas usage, fertilizer, & staff time
  • Filtering out pollutants and improving the overall water quality

No Mow doesn’t mean No Maintenance. The perimeter of these areas will be mowed to define the bed edge and indicate that the area is intentional. Naturalized areas will receive an annual mowing after the growing season has ended. Parks with No Mow areas are:

Flick Park

Indian Ridge Park

Jennings Park

Richardson Park

Indian Trail Park

Johns Park

Crowley Park

Hawthorne Glen Park

Willow Park


We recognize the stress that this situation is placing on our community, and on each of you individually. One area of our collaboration is to find or develop resources to support individuals, families, businesses and other organizations within our community. 

To that end, Glenbrook Hospital has joined our coalition to ensure we are closely connected to local health resources and to provide expert counsel on the most effective public health response in our community. The hospital’s frequently updated online resource about COVID-19 will be linked on the Glenview Northbrook Coronavirus Response website.  

Many of our caring citizens are seeking ways to provide support during this time. One organization that needs help, so it can serve others, is the Northfield Township Food Pantry. They need both:

We’ve included the information about their needs on our website. Every volunteer hour and every donation directly helps your neighbors in need across Northfield Township. 

The Glenview Chamber created this list of businesses that are open and offer services for our socially distanced world. The Chamber has deemed Thursday as “Takeout Glenview Night,” to encourage you to order out or buy a gift card to use any night. 


Keeping You Informed

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Additional Resources

View our May Guide

View our June Guide

View our July Guide

View our August Guide

If you are looking for more information about COVID-19, see the resources below:

Glenview Park District Closure and Cancellation FAQ

Glenview/Northbrook Coronavirus Task Force

State of Illinois Coronavirus Response

State of Illinois Stay at Home FAQs

Centers for Disease (CDC)

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Illinois has also established a COVID-19 hotline and email address. If you have specific questions  you can contact the Illinois COVID-19 hotline at 800-889-3931 or via email at dph.sick@illinois.gov

Cook County Public Health

Text ALERTCOOK to 888-777  to receive latest updates from Cook County Public Health.

Map of Reported Cases by Cook County Department of Public Health