Glenview Park District to Host Open House on Planned Park Center Renovations

Community feedback will determine priorities for grant-funded upgrades

The Glenview Park District is pursuing a Park and Recreational Facility Construction Act (PARC) grant from the State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources to fund proposed improvements to Park Center, which may include:

• Adding new aquatics features and amenities such as an indoor water ninja course and water play elements, improving accessibility, and adding isolated temperature controls for enhanced lap swimming and expanded programming
• Updating the East Wing, including the Lakeview Room and adjacent outdoor patio, to expand programming, expand functionality and include integrated technology

To invite public feedback about the recommended facility upgrades, the Park District will host an open house scheduled for:
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Park Center Lobby
2400 Chestnut Ave
6:30 – 8 p.m.

“As we prepare to apply for grant funds, the community’s feedback is essential,” said Michael McCarty, Glenview Park District Executive Director. “Our goal is to deepen our sense of community in Glenview and provide programs and services that enrich everyone’s happiness and health.”

McCarty noted that the open house is the first of several listening opportunities to identify community priorities for facility upgrades. “This open house is a chance for us to come together and share ideas on how best to improve Park Center as we develop the grant application.”

A representative from Williams Architects, the firm that designed Park Center in 2000 and developed concept designs for the new recommended upgrades, will be available at the open house to answer questions about design elements.

If awarded the PARC grant, the project would begin in late 2024 or early 2025. The District is saving for capital replacement improvements in these areas and these funds would be used toward the matching requirement of the grant. If the grant is not approved, the Park District would scale back the project and delay some of the capital replacement projects until adequate funding is available. The 2023 PARC grant deadline is June 30 and an award announcement is anticipated sometime in mid-2024.

For questions, please contact Anna Ables, Director of Brand Strategy and Community Engagement, at