Thanksgiving Week

There’s plenty to do during the week of Thanksgiving at the Glenview Park District. Whether you want to spend family time together, get in a quick workout, take a hike, keep the kids from getting bored or enjoy a parents night out while we keep them active, you can count on us! Here’s a round-up of activities for your enjoyment next week.

Click on the links below to learn more and register.

park center fun

splash landings

Join us for a dip in the pool!
Thanksgiving week schedule →


open gym

Burn off some extra energy (or your turkey dinner)! No reservation needed. Masks must be worn inside Park Center and while playing.
Daily Fee R/NR per person: $6/$8; or use your Open Gym Pass. Free for Park Center Health and Fitness Members (at age-appropriate times).

Monday, 11/22
  • 7-9 pm Adult Open Gym
  • 7-9:30 pm-Drop-In Volleyball with Esther Rose
Tuesday, 11/23
  • 9 am-12 pm-Pickleball Open Gym
  • 4-6 pm-Youth Basketball Open Gym
Wednesday, 11/24
  • 9 am-12 pm-Pickleball Open Gym
    12-5 pm- Schools Out Open Gym
Thursday, 11/25
Friday, 11/26
  • 12-5 pm- Schools Out Open Gym


camp REC

Wednesday, 11/24 • 8 am-5:30 pm
Kids can spend the day before Thanksgiving with us! We’ll play games, do crafts and have some fun with all your friends! Includes lunch! For Ages 6-12
Register →


kids’ basketball mini clinics

Wednesday 11/24
Kids work on their basketball skills with fun games and age-appropriate activities

  • Lil Dribblers • Ages 3-5, 9-10 am
  • Basketball Skills Clinic 101 • Ages 6-8, 10:15-11:45 am
  • Basketball Skills Clinic 202 • Ages 9-12, 12-1:30 pm

Register →


stay & play

Friday, 11/26 • 9:30 am-12 pm and Saturday, 11/27 • 9:30 am-12 pm
Let us help beat your kids’ stay-at-home boredom with 2.5 hours of instructor-led playtime, crafts and open gym sports. Sign up for one or both days; we will have different crafts and activities for each day! Ages 4-6 & 7-12.
Register →

park center health & fitness

Special Fitness Center Hours

Thanksgiving Day (11/25), 7 am-1 pm • Day After Thanksgiving (11/26), 7 am-4 pm

  • Stop by the Fitness Desk for Fit Fri-YAY one-day only specials, available for purchase ONLY on November 26.
  • Ask about Fitness On The Go, the new online platform that’s free with a Platinum Membership or pay-as-you-go–just $12.99/month.

the grove

full beaver moon hike and fire

Friday, 11/19 • 5-6, 5:30-6:30, or 6-7 pm
Immerse yourself in the magic of the full moon as we explore the trails after hours followed by songs, stories, s’mores, and popcorn by a campfire.


restoration work day

Sunday, 11/21 • 9-11 am
Make a difference in the environment! Work side by side with The Grove’s restoration team and learn how to identify and remove non-native and invasive plants.
No registration required. Meet at the Interpretive Center front porch

tipi talk

Sunday, 11/21 • 11 am-12 pm
Visit The Grove’s Native American Indian Village and learn how Woodland and Plaines Indian Tribes used to live. Story time, music, and cultural craft in the longhouse included.
Register →


history hike

Saturday, 11/27 • 10:45 am
Experience a new kind of guided tour of The Grove grounds and historical buildings. This is a relatively easy hike, accessible to a wide range of walkers and a great way to learn about and appreciate the flora and fauna of Illinois and the history of The Grove.
Register →

glenview community ice center

thanksgiving eve skate (Rink A)

Wednesday, 11/24 • 6:30-8 pm
Join us for family-friendly activities, shoot-the-puck games and holiday-themed giveaways.
Learn more →


thanksgiving day skate (Rink B)

Thursday, 11/25 • 10:30 am-12 pm
Hop on the ice for some pre-feast laps!
Visit the GCIC webpage →