Facility and Park Closures in Response to COVID-19 

The park district has closed access to many park amenities and all facilities, in accordance with the Governor JB Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-18. The following areas are now closed, effective through April 30:

  • All Tennis Courts
  • All Basketball Courts
  • All Volleyball Courts
  • Inline Skating Rink
  • Community Bark West Dog Park
  • Historic Wagner Farm Grounds (closed to both pedestrian and vehicle traffic)
  • The Grove (local pedestrians only for trail access; parking lots and drives will be closed)
  • Tyner Interpretive Center Outdoor Exhibits
  • All facilities, fieldhouses and outdoor restrooms
  • All playgrounds
  • All outdoor fitness equipment areas
  • All skate parks

No organized group activities or close-contact sports are permitted. All play areas with hard surfaces and gated areas are closed. Playgrounds will be roped off with caution tape and signage will be posted. Basketball rims, volleyball nets and swings have been removed. Parks and trails continue to be open so long as users practice physical distancing.

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. 

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.


Program/Event Cancellations

All spring programs are cancelled. We will issue pro-rated credits for missed class dates. Credits can be used towards future programs, services, birthday parties or facility rentals. Customers don’t need to do anything further to request a credit. 

Also, all park district special events are cancelled for the months of April, May and June.

We understand that our patrons have a lot of questions; click here for an FAQ on COVID-related closures and cancellations. Please continue to check our website for the latest information related to the District’s closure. 

And, don’t forget to visit our Facebook page for virtual fitness classes, craft tutorials, virtual field trips and much more.

To read our entire community communication from March 27, click here


How You Can Support Your Community

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. 


Additional Resources

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