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Phase 3 Openings

Click here for a 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 May 29, Illinois enters Phase 3 of the Governor’s 5-Phase Reopening Plan. It’s welcome news for us all and we are excited to open additional facilities and introduce some in-person recreation opportunities over the next week. Under Phase 3, groups of up to 10 people are allowed with proper physical distancing of 6 feet and the continued use of face masks when physical distancing is not possible. The Park District will continue to follow all guidelines from the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health regarding best practices to reduce the risk of contagion.

We appreciate everyone doing their part by complying with safety guidelines and rules to ensure a safe and fun experience for all. Here’s what you can look forward to this weekend:

  • Foursomes every 10 minutes, riding cart rental (one person to a cart) and use of the practice green are allowed at Glenview Park Golf Club and Glenview Prairie Club.
  • Coarse Italian is open for outdoor dining on the patio and covered porch. Click here for reservations.
  • Platform tennis play at Glenview Prairie Club resumes under new operational guidelines. The clubhouse remains closed.
  • Community Bark West is open for current members and their dogs. (We will not be processing any new dog park memberships at this time).
  • Nets are up at all outdoor courts for tennis and pickleball play. New guidelines allow for doubles on every court, rather than singles only play on every other court.  
  • The Grove entrance is open for vehicle access. Parking is allowed in the east parking lot only, due to final sealcoat work in the west lots. Trails are open, but buildings and washrooms remain closed.
  • Historic Wagner Farm grounds are open for pedestrians only. Buildings and washrooms remain closed. Community gardeners can access their plots (weather permitting) while following physical distancing guidelines.
  • Outdoor group fitness classes of 10 or less and personal fitness training are open. Click here for more details.
  • Skate Parks, the inline skate park, disc golf course, bocce ball courts and bags courts are open.
  • Outdoor restrooms, basketball courts and volleyball courts will begin opening this week. It will take some time to reinstall and open these amenities over the next few weeks.

Playgrounds and outdoor fitness areas will remain closed as outlined in the Restore Illinois plan, which indicates these high-touchpoint areas should be opened in Phase 4. Please remember to maintain physical distancing while enjoying park paths.


Good News Stories

Thank you #GlenviewGOATs

We are pleased to announce our winner of the #GlenviewGOAT campaign is Gertrude Goat! Her nomination of Malachy “Mal” Mulvihill received the most likes and comments. Mal is a front-line worker at the Jewel in The Glen. All of our #GlenviewGOATS deserve a standing ovation for being essential workers, making a positive impact or helping us to stay safe! They truly deserve to be recognized as “Glenview’s Greatest Of All Time.”

Since Gertrude is a stuffed animal, she will be awarding the prize of a dinner for 4 donated by Coarse Italian to Mal to thank him for his service. Thank you everyone for participating and telling us about your#GlenviewGOAT.

Martha Demko … Martha is in charge of charity crafts in the East Wing’s craft room. During the pandemic, Martha started making masks for senior homes, neighbors and anyone who didn’t have one.

Sasha Vassilyeva … Sasha is a college student and an essential health care professional who works in Evanston Hospital’s Labor and Delivery Center making sure our community stays safe and healthy.

All District 34 staff, parents, and our KIDS … for all their amazing work to keep kids learning.

Jill Brickman and all of the Northfield Township Food Pantry staff and volunteers … for going above and beyond to combat food insecurity for all families.

District 34 EL, Bilingual, and Dual Language teachers and associates … for doing big things to ensure that everything is accessible while elevating the usage of our beautiful home languages (we have over 60 languages that we’re so proud of in D34!).

The Glenview Virtual Garage Sale admin, who is endlessly doing runs for people in need.

Dr. Randy Orr (top photo), head of the Northwestern Lake Forest ICU department, who has been on the front line of Covid-19, with the support of his wife Mari coordinating food drops for hospital staff.

Angel Olan (bottom photo), Park Center’s Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds … for cleaning, disinfecting and ensuring safety precautions at Park Center so when we are ready to open we can do so safely.

Katie Nicolau (middle photo), an ICU nurse at a local hospital. In response to COVID-19, Katie has contributed to caring for patients in the ICU and offering her skills to help in any way possible.

To read the full submissions search for #GlenviewGOAT on Facebook.


Closures

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 currently closed:

All fieldhouses
and outdoor restrooms
All basketball courts  All volleyball courts All outdoor fitness
equipment areas
All playgrounds  Historic Wagner Farm facilities  The Grove buildings
Tyner Interpretive Center
outdoor exhibits 
       

 


Summer Camps

Registration is open to residents!

We still have many fun activities in store for all campers!  While practicing social distancing and taking necessary precautions, we have planned a summer of new friendships, artistic adventures, action-packed games, nature exploration and awesome memories your child will treasure and remember for years to come.

District staff has worked hard to create a camp experience that blends new procedures that ensure the wellbeing of your camper while at the same time, letting them experience the best parts of camp.  Click here for our camp FAQs or click here to see the Restore Illinois state guidelines for summer camp.

Camps will be offered in small “camp pods” of 8 campers and 2 camp counselors at many locations throughout Glenview. 

  • Recreation Camps will have two options
    • Full day camp times are 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Half day camp times are 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Camps will be at the following locations:
Park Fieldhouses  /  Historic Wagner Farm  /  The Grove  /  Park Center  /  Glenview Tennis Club

IMPORTANT DATES

June 5 – Registration opens to non-residents
June 12 – Deadline to register
June 22 – Camp information email sent to registered families
June 29 – Camp begins!


Virtual Programs start June 1

In this time of physical distancing, the Glenview Park District is pleased to offer a variety of programs and activities that can be enjoyed remotely. Join us from home to add some creative recreation back into you and your children’s routine. Programs starting the first week of June are listed below. Click on the program name to learn more and register online now.

          

     

 On behalf of the Board of Park Commissioners, and Staff, thank you for your patience and understanding. 


Indoor/Outdoor Pools

The Glenview Park District is still planning to have a pool season this summer, provided state and health authority guidance determines it is safe to do so. We know that many surrounding communities have canceled their pool season, but we continue to be optimistic for safety guidelines that allow outdoor pools during Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.

Your safety is our first priority. Our team is currently developing plans for how we can operate with physical distancing, group capacity limits and rigorous sanitizing protocols. We hope to be able to provide you more information about safety guidelines and an opening date for the pool season within the next few weeks.

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. Click here to read a copy of the guidelines. The operational guidelines require several changes to our normal operations. A few notable changes include:

  • Only allowing individual players or twosomes to tee off every 15 minutes
  • Closure of the clubhouse and no beverage or food carts
  • Walking only – no riding carts
  • Use of personal push carts only
  • 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 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.

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.


Program/Event Cancellations

All spring programs are cancelled. Also, all park district special events are cancelled for the months of 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.


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

Below are the Covid-19 emails we have sent to our subscribers. Subscribe to future emails here.

March 12 (#1) March 12 (#2) March 13 March 20
March 25 March 27 April 3 April 7
April 10 April 17 April 24 May 1
May 8 May 15 May 22 May 29
       
       

 


Additional Resources

View our June Guide:

View our May 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