COVID-19 Update: Cook County Department of Public Health to remove most mask and vaccination requirements, effective Monday, Feb. 28

updated Friday, 02/25/2022

In accordance with Governor Pritzker’s announcement to lift the indoor mask mandate, masks will be recommended but no longer required at Glenview Park District programs, events, and facilities for participants, visitors, and staff, beginning on Monday, February 28. Proof of vaccination will no longer be required to enter and use our facilities.

Please note areas that must continue to wear masks.

  • Staff and patrons days 6-10 after testing positive after ending isolation
  • Staff and patrons days 1-10 after a COVID-19 exposure

Although masks will not be required, we invite visitors to wear a mask based on their personal preferences informed by their personal levels of risk. We ask for your continued kindness and grace to our community members, including our staff, as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances.

We thank you for your patronage to our services, programs and facilities. We also thank you for understanding the need to follow the required mitigations throughout this pandemic. We look forward to continuing to serve you and welcoming many of our friends and new customers back to the Park District.


COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Requirements for Athletics and Fitness Activities

updated 1/07/2022

Over the past week, the Cook County Department of Public Health has updated the Mitigation Order 2021-11. This update now requires guests 19 years of age and older participating in health and fitness classes, adult sports, and events where food is being served, to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. All youth programs will be exempt from this mandate. See more details by facility below.

Masks continue to be required for all patrons ages 2 and older while visiting all indoor facilities. Mitigation Order 2021-11 maintains the indoor mask requirement for all people in indoor setting that was issued in Mitigation Order 2021-10.  No provisions of the masking order have been altered.

Proof of vaccination means:

  • A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or
  • An official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where the vaccine was administered; or
  •  An ‘app’ that provides a digital record of vaccinations; or
  • A digital or physical photo of such a card or record that includes the individual’s name, the vaccine brand administered, and the date the vaccination was administered.
  • For those ages 16 and older, identification must accompany proof of vaccination. Identification includes a driver’s license, government ID, passport, or work or school identification card that corresponds to vaccination proof.

Park District ID Cards

The park district can add your vaccination status to your park district ID card that can be scanned when you enter to make check-in easier. Park district ID cards can be used at the Fitness Center and Splash Landings. The same ID card can be used at both locations; if you already have an ID card, we will update your account. If you don’t currently have an ID card, you can get one at the Park Center front desk or the fitness center front desk. The park district will not be collecting copies of health records. You can come in person to one of these facilities during our hours of operation to show your proof of vaccination, and we will mark your account status as verified.

Park Center Health and Fitness
All users ages 19 and older who visit the fitness center or take a group fitness class will be required to show vaccination status to enter. Vaccination status will be checked in the fitness foyer on the second floor.

Splash Landings
All adult users who visit Splash Landings or take swimming lessons will be required to show vaccination status at the Splash Landings front desk to enter. Youth participants and visitors will not be required to show vaccination status.

Glenview Tennis Club
All adult users who visit the Tennis Club for leagues, lessons, or drop-in tennis will be required to show vaccination status to enter. Youth participants and visitors will not be required to show vaccination status. The Tennis Club will be instituting ID cards to make check in easier and faster.

Glenview Community Ice Center
Visitors may use the front entrance only; the side entrance will be closed for entry and only used to exit the facility. All adult users who visit the Ice Center for leagues, lessons, programs or public skate will be required to show vaccination status to enter. Spectators for events or programs will not be required to show vaccination status but must wear masks at all times. Youth participants (ages 18 and under) and spectators will not be required to show vaccination status. The Ice Center will check vaccination cards and IDs at the desk. All visitors ages 5 and up who wish to grab something to eat at North Branch On Ice will be required to show vaccination status at the entry of the restaurant upstairs. All food and drink must stay within the restaurant.

Glenview Park Golf Club
All diners ages 5 and up at Coarse Italian will be required to show vaccination status at the entry of the restaurant. Diners will be asked if vaccinated when reservations are made and will be required to provide proof of vaccination and show ID at entry. Adults participating in golf lessons will need to show proof of vaccination and are able to use a park district ID card for faster check in. Youth participants will not need to show vaccination status.

Glenview Prairie Club
League organizers will be required to collect proof of vaccination status from all travel paddle league participants. Participants will need to provide proof of vaccination to the league organizers, in lieu of showing it at entry to the Prairie Club.

The Grove Interpretive Center and the Heritage Center at Historic Wagner Farm are currently open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 7 days a week and will not be requiring proof of vaccination to enter. The Tyner Center at Fuller Air Station Prairie remains closed for public visitation until further notice. The trails and exterior exhibits are open and proof of vaccination status is not required.

Renters that have booked a room or facility for an event will be required to certify that all attendees ages 5 and older have provided proof of vaccination if food and drink are being served. Sporting rentals will be required to certify that all adults are vaccinated. An updated rider will be added to current and future rental agreements outlining the responsibility of the event organizer.

These requirements will go into effect on January 10. We appreciate your kindness to and patience with our staff during this time.

  • If you have additional questions or concerns about Cook County’s Mitigation Order, we encourage you to contact Cook County at Find answers to frequently asked questions on the Cook County Department of Public Health website.
  • For specific questions regarding a facility or program, please refer to our staff directory.
  • View an update from the Glenview/Northbrook Coronavirus Task Force.

Scroll down to see additional COVID-19 updates and a list of additional COVID-19 resources compiled by the Park District.

When guidance and requirements change, the Glenview Park District may need time to fully review and communicate any changes to patrons and staff. Please bookmark and visit this page for the most up-to-date Park District information.

> Glenview Park District Patron Vaccine Compliance Plan

> Cook County Department of Public Health Order 2021-11 (amended 1/3/22)

COVID-19 Update: New Cook County Mandate and its impact on the Park District

updated 1/05/2022

As the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) mandate continues to evolve, we want to make sure we keep our community informed of the most recent changes and how they impact the park district. Please know we are doing our best to navigate a very challenging situation and to ensure the safety of all. As a government agency, the Glenview Park District is required to comply with Mitigation Order 2021-11.

As of December 31, 2021 there have been several important updates to our policies; most notably we will be implementing a 7-day grace period for vaccination requirement. This requirement will not apply to youth athletics or programming, but will apply to some of our facilities. We are still reviewing the mitigation order and will be releasing information about how this order will impact the park district within the coming days.

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The Glenview Park District recognizes the importance of recreation for overall physical and mental health and will continue to offer as many services as possible for the community while following all guidance provided by the health experts.

Along with other Cook County Park Districts we are proactively drafting correspondence to the CCDPH to request an exemption for youth. We will continue to share information as it becomes available. If you have additional concerns, we encourage you to directly contact Cook County at

When guidance and requirements change, the Glenview Park District may need time to fully review and communicate any changes to patrons and staff. Please bookmark and visit this page for the most up-to-date Park District information.

COVID-19 Guidance: Phase 5

After a long, challenging journey we have finally made it to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan! You no longer need to make a reservation when visiting our facilities, spectators are welcome for games, and we have lots of programs and events to choose from.

While sign-in for contact tracing and health questions will no longer be required when you arrive, our team will continue to ensure a fresh, clean experience for our visitors. Front desk shields, regular disinfecting of common areas and surfaces, hand sanitizer stations and daily cleaning/fogging procedures will remain in place.

Updated Mask Guidance (8/23/21) Read entire public email hereDue to quickly rising numbers of COVID-19 infections, Cook County Department of Health announced a county-wide mask mandateAll visitors are required to wear masks while visiting Glenview Park District facilities or participating in indoor activities or programs.

New Mask Guidance for Youth Recreational Sports (8/12/21) IDPH has released new mask guidance for youth recreational sports. All indoor youth sports participants must wear a mask when attending or participating in youth sports programming, including during practices, games and in the locker room. All spectators, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask when attending indoor youth sports activities. Youth participants and spectators for outdoor sports programs can remove masks when social distancing is implemented.

The park district will not be requiring patrons or participants to be vaccinated, nor will it be tracking vaccination or other personal medical information for patrons. We will be abiding by the honor system and ask for guests’ responsible and respectful cooperation.

We continue to monitor and follow the guidelines associated with COVID 19 on the federal, state and county level, as they relate to our programs and facilities and to keep the community safe. Thank you to our residents for all of your support and cooperation throughout the changes we have navigated as a community throughout the pandemic. With neighbors supporting each other, lots of smiling eyes, and a vaccination rate of 70%, you have shown how a strong community is built through the actions of each individual.

See Regional Metrics

What does Phase 5 mean for summer camps?

We are so excited about entering Phase 5! We cannot wait to have some fun in the sun with your campers and hope they are as excited as we are to get back to the swing of things this summer.
With that being said, here are the COVID precautions you can expect under current guidance:

  • We will continue to plan socially distant activities both indoors and outdoors.
  • Campers will be able to remove their masks when participating in outdoor activities, but will need to continue wearing masks for indoor activities unless eating.
  • The District will be collecting proof of vaccination for staff and counselors. If fully vaccinated, they may remove their masks during outdoor activities. Staff will continue to wear masks during indoor activities, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Health screening questions and temperature checks at drop off will continue, based on ISBE guidelines.
  • The small group format that is currently in place will continue throughout the summer.
  • Regular disinfecting and cleaning of common areas will continue.