facility and park updates in response to COVID-19

Moving into Phase 4 Overview (effective February 2)

Due to decreasing positivity rates and hospitalizations, suburban Cook County including Region 10 moved into Phase 4 on Tuesday, February 2. According to the State of Illinois, Phase 4 may be applied to regions that are experiencing the following:

Moving from Tier 1 to Phase 4

  • Test positivity rate ≤ 6.5% for three consecutive days (7-day average); AND
  • Staffed ICU bed availability ≥ 20% for three consecutive days (7-day average); AND
  • No sustained increase in COVID patients in hospital (7-day average for 7 of 10 days)

If a region again experiences a sustained resurgence of COVID-19 with Phase 4 in place, a return to stricter measures may be necessary to curtail further spread.

The Glenview Park District is committed to continuing our services while also adhering to these new safety guidelines. The situation is fluid and can change at any time. If and when there are changes, we will provide you with updates.

See Phase 4 Reopening Guidelines 

See Region Metrics

Illinois Department of Public Health will continue to closely monitor test positivity, ICU bed availability, and the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19. Should data show regions trending in the wrong direction, based on the established mitigation metrics, regions could once again find themselves in a higher tier with increased measures. See the Restore Illinois Plan.

what does phase 4 mean for the glenview park district?

Recreation Programs

In-person programs have resumed throughout the District. Our programs can have up to 50 participants (or 50% room capacity, whichever is less), or will be subject to the All Sports Policy. Outdoor and virtual programming will continue to be offered. All participants must wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

Personal training and private lessons will be allowed both indoors and outdoors with the use of masks. Virtual programming options will also continue for some classes.

Camp REC

Session 3 of Camp REC will continue as scheduled. The park district will be adhering to the Cook County travel advisory and recommending any students who have traveled to quarantine for 14 days before returning to Camp REC programming.

STATE ISSUED SAFETY GUIDELINES: Recreation Programs • Sports • Spectator Events • Social Events • Updated Sports (1/22/21)

facility updates

Plans for the State of Illinois affect many of our facilities. See below for more information.

Splash Landings

  • Splash Landings is accessible by reservation only.
  • Public swim is closed.
  • Lap swimming will continue with reservation – 1 and 2 person per lane options.
  • Aqua fitness classes are available.
  • Warm water therapy will continue with reservation.
  • Group swim lessons are available.
  • Private swim lessons are available.
  • Family private swim in the activity pool is available with an advance reservation.

Advance reservations are required here.  Note: Glenview Park District residents, Park Center Health and Fitness Members and Aquatic Members will be able to reserve a time to visit the pool up to 3 days in advance. Nonresidents will be able to reserve a time 24 hours in advance.


Park Center

Park Center Preschool, Park Center Health and Fitness, NorthShore HealthSystems and Splash Landings are all available with a time block reservation, appointment or private lesson.

Our virtual front desk at glenviewparks.org is open for live chats with a staff member seven days a week, Monday-Sunday, 10 am-1 pm and 4-6 pm. 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.

East Wing Senior Center

The East Wing Senior Center is closed. Select programming is available virtually.


Preschool and early childhood programming are continuing as scheduled under DCFS rules and regulations. We’re adhering to the Cook County travel advisory and recommending any students who have traveled to quarantine for 14 days before returning to preschool.

Park Center Health and Fitness

  • The fitness center will remain open with 50% capacity per time block.
  • Reservations are required.
  • Showers, saunas, towels and drinking fountains will remain unavailable. Please continue to come dressed and ready for your workout when you visit. Bottle filling stations are available to refill your water bottle.
  • Indoor and aqua fitness classes resumed.
  • Personal training is available.
  • Based on updated Phase 4 mask guidelines, members are required to wear a mask at all times during their visit. This also includes when on cardio equipment and in group fitness classes.

Indoor Track

  • The indoor track will open two hours earlier at 5 am. Reservations are required with 15 people maximum per time block. Nonresidents can use the track with the purchase of a track pass. Advance reservations will be available for residents and Park Center Health & Fitness members three days in advance, and for nonresidents one day in advance.  Reserve your time

STATE ISSUED SAFETY GUIDELINES: Preschool • Fitness • Recreation Programs • Pools

Glenview Tennis Club

  • The Tennis Club will be accessible by reservation only.
  • Singles and doubles play are permitted.
  • Group lessons, leagues, Permanent Court Time and Travel Team matches are running.
  • Max of 25 spectators with limit of one from immediate household.
  • Based on updated Phase 4 mask guidelines, masks must be worn by everyone, both on and off the court. This includes singles play and private lessons. .

Call 847 724 1570 to make a tennis reservation. 


Glenview Park Golf Club

  • Golf is closed for the season.
  • Facility is open for up to 50% capacity.
  • Semi-private golf lessons are available for up to 3 participants. Advance reservations are required. Call Mike Stone at 224 521 2210.
  • Indoor dining and pick-up is available at Coarse Italian Restaurant. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Event rentals are available for up to 50 people (or 50% room capacity, whichever is less).


Glenview Prairie Club

  • Golf is closed for the season.
  • Semi-private golf lessons are available for up to 3 participants.
  • Outdoor Platform Tennis programming will continue as scheduled. Masks are strongly encouraged during outside game play.
  • Bar service will remain available, but food and beverages must be enjoyed on the outdoor patio.


Glenview Community Ice Center

  • The Ice Center is open at 50% capacity for pre-registered programs and contracted rentals. One spectator is allowed per participant, must be immediate family member or guardian.
  • Public skating sessions are available. Advance reservations are required.


museum updates

Glenview Park District museums have updated entry and visitation requirements. See below for more information.

The Grove

  • 45-minute guided tours at The Interpretive Center are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Resident fee is $2 per person over age 2 and nonresident fee is $5 over age 2.  Advance online reservations are required.
  • Grounds are open to the public 7 days a week from dawn to dusk.
  • The restrooms at the Redfield Carriage House are open to the public from 9 am-4 pm daily.
  • Virtual and in-person programming is available.

Historic Wagner Farm

  • The Heritage Center will remain closed at this time, except for registered programming.
  • Grounds are open to the public 7 days a week from dawn to dusk.
  • The gift shop and restrooms inside the Heritage Center are open Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie

  • The Tyner Center will be closed.
  • Grounds will remain open to visitors.


rental updates

The Grove Redfield Estate, Lakeview Room and Schram Memorial Chapel can currently host event reservations for up to 50 people. We are booking current and future events. Future events will be subject to mitigation measures and state restrictions at the time of the event. Tours are available at each facility by appointment.

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.

  • Masks are required by all participants during all park district activities and within all park district facilities. For more information on Phase 4 guidelines, click here.
  • 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.

Face Covering Requirements 

Upon further CDC guidance regarding face coverings, all exhalation valve/filter/vent masks, neck gaiters and face shields without masks will not be permitted at the Glenview Park District for ALL participants and staff.

Face coverings should have:

  • 2 or more layers of breathable fabric
  • Completely cover your nose and mouth and fit securely under your chin
  • Fit snugly against the sides of your face and don’t have gaps
  • For more information regarding how to properly select a face covering, click here.

park updates

At this time, residents can visit parks to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, running, or biking.

Outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, basketball courts, the dog park and playgrounds will remain open within our parks. Outdoor restrooms at Gallery Park will remain open. Outdoor restrooms at Flick Park, Roosevelt Park and Johns Park will remain open when outdoor ice skating and sledding is available. All other outdoor restrooms will be closed as part of our normal winterizing procedures.

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. 

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.

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Become a COVID Safety Ambassador!

When we curb the rise in positive cases that means we’re helping to keep our community, family and friends safe. It is with this goal in mind that NorthShore University HealthSystems is asking residents to consider becoming a COVID Safety Ambassador.  You can pledge to keep yourself and the ones you love safe from COVID by signing the COVID Safety Promise here.


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