Johns Park

Johns Park


2101 Central Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025


847 724 5670

contact hours

Parks are open 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted

Johns Park fieldhouse rental

The fieldhouse at Johns Park can accommodate up to 48 people and has handicap accessible restrooms.

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Johns Park has four outdoor volleyball courts available on a first come first served basis. Outdoor lights turn on at dusk and turn off at 10:00pm, April 1-October 30.

State-of-the-art playground for the little ones.

Five lighted tennis courts with backboard.

A full-size lighted basketball court.

One baseball backstop.

Rent the fieldhouse that can accommodate up to 48 guests.

Have your next get together at the Johns Park fieldhouse.

The picnic area can comfortably accommodate up to 100 people.

The Johns Park Ice Skating Rink is lighted for evening activities and closes nightly at 10 p.m. during the winter season.

Sledding is permitted when snow is considered by the park district to be deep enough. The sled hill is lighted for evening activities and closes nightly at 10 p.m. during the winter season. An outdoor sled hill is also located at Flick Park.

Johns Park is one of Glenview’s largest parks and offers so much to its residents. Playgrounds, tennis courts, lighted basketball court, and a large fieldhouse, this gem on Central Road is sure to be one of your favorite warm weather destinations within the Park District.

In April of 1958, a bond issue of $450,000 was approved, making possible the acquisition and partial development of the 8.7 acre Elm Park (renamed Richard E. Johns Park in 1990 in honor of Glenview Park District General Superintendent Richard E. Johns who held that position for 34 years.)

In March of 1962, a bond issue of $685,000 was approved for purposes of park development.  During 1962 and 1963, a portion of these funds made possible completion of the development of Elm (Johns) Park.

In 1963 a field house was built in Elm (Johns) Park. In 1995, the field house was renovated to add disability access.

In December 1975, a portion of a $450,000 general obligation bond issue was used to pay for the lighting of the five tennis courts and the basketball court at Elm (Johns) Park.

In December 1982, a $700,000 bond issue was approved for capital improvement projects which included adding increased parking facilities for Elm (Johns) Park in 1983.

In 1995, a renovation under the capital replacement program replaced sports lighting, resurfaced tennis & basketball courts, and installed sand volleyball courts at Johns Park.

In 2008, Johns Park was renovated as part of the district’s capital replacement program.