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Phase 4-Revitalization

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.

What does Phase 4 mean for the Glenview Park District?

Programming and Events

Both indoor and outdoor programming can be offered in groups of 50 or less, provided proper distancing and safety measures can be maintained. Athletic practices and games can resume, but must follow safety guidelines pursuant to each sport. Small community events or rentals for events can take place for 50 or less.

Playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment areas have reopened under Phase 4. Users are limited to 50 or less. Face coverings are 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 and are cleaned and sanitized daily.

STATE ISSUED SAFETY GUIDELINES: Recreation ProgramsSportsSpectator EventsSocial Events

 

Flick Aquatic Center

Flick access is available with a time block reservation 7 days a week through August 14, and weekends through Labor Day. Visit Flick Outdoor Aquatic Center to learn more.

STATE ISSUED SAFETY GUIDELINES: Pools

 

Park Center

Park Center Preschool, Park Center Health and Fitness, NorthShore HealthSystems, Open Gym, Programming and Customer Service are all available with a time block reservation, appointment or enrollment. To keep our user groups isolated, the building is not open for walk-in service.

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

In-person customer service hours at the East Wing Front Desk by appointment only, 1-3 p.m., Mondays/Fridays and 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays. Click here to request a 15-minute appointment. Our virtual front desk at glenviewparks.org is 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 us with questions outside of desk hours and we will do our best to contact you the following day.

In-person tours of the Lakeview Room at Park Center are available by appointment only. Contact Carol.Dilorenzo@Glenviewparks.org. The Lakeview Room is currently accepting event bookings for 50 or fewer guests.

  • Please note: we are not accepting rentals for fieldhouses, Park Center meeting rooms or birthday parties at this time.

The East Wing Senior Center and Splash Landings are scheduled to open in September.

STATE ISSUED SAFETY GUIDELINES: PreschoolFitnessRecreation ProgramsPools

 

Glenview Tennis Club

The Tennis Club is open for programming and reserved court time.

STATE ISSUED SAFETY GUIDELINES: Tennis

 

Museums

The Grove
The grounds and trails are open to the public 7 days a week. The restrooms at the Redfield Carriage House are open to the public from 9 am-4 pm daily. The Interpretive Center will be open beginning August 11, Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry does not require reservation, but will be restricted to ensure a maximum capacity of 25%. The Kennicott House will offer guided tours beginning August 29. Registration will be required for tours. Hands-on displays are restricted.

In-person tours of The Grove Redfield Estate are available by appointment only. Contact Carol.Dilorenzo@Glenviewparks.org. The Redfield Estate is currently accepting event bookings for 50 or fewer guests.

Historic Wagner Farm
The grounds are open to the public 7 days a week. The Heritage Center will be open beginning August 11, Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry does not require reservation, but will be restricted to ensure a maximum capacity of 25%. Farm House guided tours will be offered at a future date TBD. Registration will be required for tours. Hands-on displays are restricted.

Fuller Air Station Prairie
Grounds, trails and porch exhibits are open 7 days a week. The Tyner Center will remain closed to the public due to scheduled programming taking place inside.

STATE ISSUED SAFETY GUIDELINES: Museums

 

Glenview Park Golf Club

Golf reservations for foursomes and cart rentals are available. The Pro Shop is open to the public, and carry out, indoor and outdoor dining are available at Coarse Italian.

STATE ISSUED SAFETY GUIDELINES: GolfRestaurants

 

Glenview Prairie Club

Golf reservations for foursomes and cart rentals are available. Paddle tennis court reservations are available; programming will resume in September.

STATE ISSUED SAFETY GUIDELINES: GolfSports

 

Glenview Community Ice Center

Renovation work is being finalized at the ice center – we are scheduled to open and offer programming in September! More details coming soon.

STATE ISSUED SAFETY GUIDELINES: Sports

 

What happens if the state mandates a rollback to Phase 3?

We are all wearing masks, keeping distance and washing our hands to prevent a rollback – but what happens if we do? Phase 3 would require a restriction to limit programs and groups to 10 instead of 50. Closures could include our museum buildings, cancellations could include higher-risk sports. While we hope this doesn’t happen, you can trust the park district is committed to providing you with as many programs and offerings as we are safely able to.


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

Tyner Interpretive Center
The Tyner Interpretive Center building remains closed. Trails at Fuller Air Station Prairie are open as well as the exterior exhibits on the Tyner Center porch.

Indoor Track (Park Center)
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
Grand re-opening on Sa, September 12.  Fall program registration going on now. Learn more. 


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 Sept. Guide
 

 


View our August Guide
   


View our July Guide

 

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