The Glenview Park District
The Glenview Park District is the first ever two-time winner of the National Gold Medal Award for excellence in recreation.
Facilities & Programs
Built in 2001, Park Center is a 165,000 square foot community center that houses:
- Programs and Events for all ages
- Health & Fitness Center
- Wiggles & Giggles Child Care
- Splash Landings Pool
- Little Learners Pre-School
- Glenview Senior Center
Flick Pool is an outdoor water park that includes a zero-depth pool with interactive water playground, a tot-spot kiddy pool, open & closed drop slides, two diving boards, "Splash Blaster" water game, a lap/activity pool, and Garden Grill concessions.
Roosevelt Pool is an outdoor water park that includes a zero-depth pool, an activity/lap pool, a diving platform, a deep-water pool, "Spray Play" features, two drop slides, and Island Grill concessions.
Schram Memorial Museum
Acquired by the Park District in 2001, the Schram Memorial Museum was originally erected as the Navy Chapel at the Glenview Naval Air Station in 1945 then moved to its present location and completely restored. The Schram Memorial Museum is now available for rental by groups, individuals, and organizations for meetings, weddings, and other special gatherings.
The Grove, National Historic Landmark
The Grove, National Historic Landmark, is a 123-acre nature preserve of woods, ponds, savannahs, and trails which was the home of visionary horticulturalist and educator Dr. John Kennicott and his son Robert during the 19th century. It is the site of the 1856 Kennicott House, the Interpretive Center & Greenhouse, a Native American Village and Log Cabin, a replica of a One-Room School House, and the gracious Redfield Estate which may be rented for weddings and other special occasions. The Grove offers year-round nature and history programs for adults and children as well as summer camps for children.
Wagner Farm is the last working farm on the North Shore. It was operated continuously by the Wagner family from 1840 until the last member of the family died in 1997. The Glenview Park District purchased the farm in July of 2000 with the goal of operating it as a public recreation/educational facility depicting farming practices of the 1920's to the 1950's. Wagner Farm offers educational programs and special events as well as regular visitation hours.
Glenview Park Golf Club
The Glenview Park Golf Club is a 6,057-yard, 18-hole, par 70 course open for play to both residents and non-residents on a green-fee or season pass basis. It features a full-service golf shop with an excellent selection of merchandise.
The Café at Glenview Park Golf Club
Serving a weekday lunch menu, the Café at the Glenview Park Golf Club also hosts a wide variety of special events and banquets.
Glenview National 9 Golf Club
Opened in 2001, the Glenview National 9 Golf Club is a 2,047-yard par 31, 9-hole course designed with the family in mind. Each hole features four sets of tees to accommodate varying skill levels. Continuous cart paths allow riding every day the course is open for play.
Glenview Tennis Club
The Glenview Tennis Club includes 8 indoor courts, a full-line pro shop, supervised playroom and playground, a whirlpool, sauna, and stretching area. Memberships are available, providing reduced court rates and preference in reserving courts and lesson registration.
Glenview Ice Center
The Glenview Ice Center features a 200' x 85' main rink as well as a 90' x 60' studio or instructional rink. Visitors will also find a pro shop, skate rental, concession stand, vending machines, a game room, plus a large multi-purpose room and party room which are available for rental. The Ice Center offers a quality program of hockey and figure skating lessons, competitions, and just-for-fun recreational skating. An annual Ice Show is presented each May.
Air Station Prairie and Tyner Center
A 32-acre remnant of a tall grass prairie that once stretched for millions of square miles across much of the North American continent. The 3,000 square foot Interpretive Center also serves as a showcase for "green technology". The building has been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as LEED Platinum, the highest possible designation under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.
Park Services & Golf Maintenance
A well-trained and conscientious staff that is responsible for the maintenance, repairs, improvements of park areas and buildings including both owned and leased properties. Over 100 different species of trees thrive at the Glenview Park Golf Club. It is beautifully landscaped with an extensive variety of trees, shrubs and flowers, this 18-hole, 6,133 yard par 70 course features a choice of three bent grass tee boxes on every hole.
Certainly, no park district could operate without the proper leadership and support services in place. The administrative team consists of an Executive Director, four Division Heads and staff supporting, Accounting / Finance, Information Technology, Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Benefits Administration, Risk Management, and Park Planning.