Roosevelt Park

Roosevelt Park

address

2200 Grove St.
Glenview, IL 60025

phone

847 724 5670

contact hours

Park hours are from dawn to dusk, unless posted otherwise.

Roosevelt Park fieldhouse rental

Roosevelt Park has a beautiful fieldhouse that can be rented out to accommodate up to 30 guests.

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amenities

Outdoor volleyball court.

Large, shaded playground for those extra sunny days.

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

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In November of 1932, the 11.5 acre Roosevelt Park, named after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was purchased. Development of Roosevelt Park took place throughout the 1930s with assistance from workers and funds of the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA).  Park features included tennis courts, softball fields, a lighted semi-pro baseball field, shuffleboard courts, Glenview’s first outdoor swimming pool and the Roosevelt Community Building which served as the pool bathhouse, park district administrative offices and site for numerous programs for adults and children. Park Board meetings were also held at the Community Building until they were moved to 2320 Glenview Rd. in 1954.

In 1966, a field house was constructed in the south portion of this park to replace a temporary frame building. This field house was a donation from the Glenview Days Community Association. The field house was renovated in 1993.

In 1970, a general obligation bond issue of $214,000 was passed which paid for sports lighting of Roosevelt Park. Sports lighting of the park was updated in 2012.

Park renovations took place in 1994 and 2000 as part of the park district’s capital replacement program.

In 2013, a major playground renovation replaced both the “Tot” and “Older Kids” play pieces. The new structures include age appropriate slides and climbing opportunities, roofs for shade and rubber surfacing underneath.