established in 1927
The Glenview Park District is its own governing entity, separate from the Village of Glenview. Through cooperative efforts with other governmental bodies and community organizations, the Park District has been able to successfully meet the recreation and open space needs of the community for nearly 100 years.
The Glenview Park District is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are elected by voters residing within the district. These dedicated individuals come from a variety of backgrounds, serve without compensation, and are directly responsible to the electorate. Each Glenview Park District Board Commissioner serves a six-year term. In addition to the seven elected officials, the board has appointed District Attorney Derke Price (2020) and District Treasurer Laura Price (2022) as advisors and non-voting members on the board.
Regularly scheduled meetings of the Glenview Park District Board of Commissioners are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Avenue, unless otherwise noted. Meeting dates are subject to change by action of the Board of Commissioners. Special or emergency meetings may be scheduled in addition to regular meetings. Notice of these meetings will be posted on our Board Meetings Portal and in the lobbies of park district facilities and sent to local news media. Agendas will be posted 48 hours prior to meetings, as required by the State of Illinois Open Meetings Act.
In addition to full Board Meetings, the Board of Commissioners has several smaller committees that meet each month to discuss focus areas within the Park District. Meeting dates, agendas and minutes are all posted to our Board Meetings Portal. See what’s been top of mind at the recent board meetings and where your representatives are focused next!
Each Glenview Park District Board Commissioner serves a six-year term. Elections to fill two or three of the seven positions are held every two years during a Consolidated Election. Any resident of the Glenview Park District who meets the requirements set forth by the Cook County Board of elections is eligible to run for a seat on the park board. The links below provide more information on who is elligible and what is required to run for Park Board in April 2023.
The Glenview Park District works to keep its operations transparent to the public through compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Accordingly, the information below provides a brief overview of the park district and procedures for inspecting and copying records as well as a suggested Request for Records form and fee schedule for copies of records and reports.
For a complete overview of the Glenview Park District and procedures for inspecting and copying records, click here.
For a suggested Freedom of Information Act records request form and fee schedule for copies, click here.
The Glenview Park District opens bidding to respectable and honorable companies and corporations and reviews each bid thoroughly before making vendor decisions. All open bids are posted to the website along with the results and vendor selections from past bids.
Member since 2019 (term expires April 2025)
Member Since 2015 (term expires April 2027)
Member since 2003 (term expires April 2027)
Member since 2011 (term expires April 2023)
Member since 2013 (term expires April 2025)
Member since 2017 (term expires April 2023)
Member Since 2021 (term expires April 2027)
Fiscal responsibility is a guiding principle of The Glenview Park District. Only about half of the Park District’s operating revenue comes from residential property taxes, while the remaining funding comes from user fees, grants and donations.learn more
2018-2021 strategic plan
The Strategic Plan sets the focus and overall goals for the Glenview Park District. It connects the District’s mission, vision and guiding principles while outlining a path for how these goals can be achieved.
The Glenview Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the completed report titled Charting Our Future: A 10-Year Plan for the Glenview Park District.
At any given time, the Glenview Park District has several projects going on. See below to view the latest undertakings by the District.
park board frequently asked questions
Park Board meetings are currently being held in person. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Glenview Park District has adapted based on state guidelines for meetings and events. During stricter mitigations, the Park Board has shifted to virtual meetings.
When Park Board Meetings are held virtually, agendas for each meeting will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting per usual. Each agenda will include a link to attend the meeting virtually, along with a link to submit public comment. Submitted comments will be read during the Board Meeting and will include the name of the resident and their question or comment. There will also be an opportunity for the public attending the Board meeting virtually to give oral comments during the “Public Comments” segment of the meeting. All public comments will be limited to 3 minutes. Total time allotted for Public Comment is 30 minutes.
The Glenview Park District maintains this website with background on the district, current programs, and meeting agendas. A file of background material for the meetings is available at the park district Administrative Office and at the Glenview Public Library. For information on upcoming park district events and programs, residents can subscribe to the park district’s e-newsletter or follow the park district on social media (click the icons found at the top left of this page to find us on social media).
The Glenview Park District produces a seasonal program guide which is available digitally on our homepage. The seasonal program guide is also mailed out to all residents of the district four times a year in February, May, July, and November. There are also bulletin boards at each park district facility to alert the public to upcoming events.
The public can write the park district at 1930 Prairie St. or send email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. The public is also invited to attend the monthly Glenview Park District public board meetings. Anyone interested in making comments or asking questions at a regular park board or park board committee meeting should indicate this by signing a comment card, available at each meeting, and indicating that you would like to speak or have your comment read.
Agenda items are introduced by the Park District Committee Chair with background information presented by the committee members and staff. Committee reports on action are considered a seconded motion. Any items for which there are public comment cards will be addressed and the public called on following Commissioner discussion. Once all public comments have been addressed, the discussion will return to the Commissioner level for any additional discussion, motion adjustment and formal action.
While the Park Board values the opportunity to hear and consider public comments, it does not normally respond to audience comments at its meeting. A question or request may be accepted and answered at a later meeting, and if so, the individual or organization initiating the question or request will be notified of the date and time of the meeting. In some cases, the District administration will follow up with answers either via email or a phone call.
As open public meetings, there is press coverage of the monthly business meetings. A “Meeting Highlights” summary report of actions taken is produced as soon as possible following each meeting. It can be found online, in the file at the park district office and at the Library. An archive of meeting agendas, highlights and minutes are also available on this website. Park Board meetings are audio or video recorded and made available to the public by request, as provided by law.