Glenview Park District Events

The following are just some of the things going on from Dec. 22-28, courtesy of the Glenview Park District.


Glenview Park District Weekly Calendar of Events

December 22-28, 2011

Register now for winter fun! General resident/nonresident registration for most Glenview Park District Winter 2012 programs and events is going on now, online at glenviewparks.org, in person, by mail or via fax. All winter 2012 programs are non-lottery.

Outdoor Sledding & Skating at Glenview Park District Parks. When snow and colder temperatures arrive, hop on your sled, lace up your skates and head on over to one of these neighborhood parks for some outdoor frosty fun!

Sledding: , 3600 Glenview Road. , 2101 Central Road. Outdoor Ice Skating: Flick Park, 3600 Glenview Road, Johns Park, 2101 Central Road. NEW! , 2200 Grove Street. NEW! , 1031 Kenilworth Lane.

With the exception of Cole Park, all sled hills and ice skating rinks are lighted for evening activities and close nightly at 10 pm. Daily notification of whether the rinks/hills are open/closed will be posted on the park district website at glenviewparks.org as soon as they are opened for the first time this season. Or, call the outdoor sledding/skating hotline at (847) 724-3337 after 10:30 a.m. for current conditions.

Glenview Ice Center Winter Carnival, now through Jan. 1, 2012. The annual Winter Carnival features events for the whole family. Beginners Only Hockey and Skating Classes, Crafts, Public Sessions with the Chicago Wolves Mascot and Ronald McDonald, Ice Sculpting demonstrations and much more are all part of the fun. Some events are free. Several events require pre-registration. Pick up a complete schedule at the , 1851 Landwehr Rd. or Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. or visit glenviewicecenter.org. Call the Ice Center at (847) 724-2800 with questions.

Beginners Only Development Hockey Lessons, December 27, 28 & 29. Kids as young as three who have never had a lesson can learn hockey fundamentals for just $15. The fee includes three professionally taught lessons and rental skates. Call the Glenview Ice Center at (847) 724-2800 to register in advance.

Special Family Swim Hours during Winter Break. Ditch the snow shovels and winter boots and bring the family to Splash Landings, the Glenview Park District’s indoor water park located at 2400 Chestnut Ave. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday & Friday December 22 and 23 and on Saturday, December 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Splash Landings will also have daily hours from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. December 26-30 and on New Year’s Eve from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The facility will be closed December 25 and January 1. Call the Pool Desk at (847) 486-5372 for information.

Celebrate Happy “Noon Year” with your family at Park Center. Can’t make it until midnight? Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., is ringing in the “Noon Year” from 10 a.m.-12 noon on Saturday, December 31 with a celebration for kids ages 3-9 accompanied by an adult(s). Make crafts, play games and bounce on inflatables. End the morning’s festivities with a balloon drop in the main lobby at noon. Advance registration is required. The fee is $5/child for park district residents and $6.25 for nonresidents. Adults are free! Call (847) 724-5670 for details.

Family New Year’s Eve Party at the Glenview Ice Center, December 31, 5-7 p.m. Skate in the New Year with music, fun and games, and a kid-friendly toast at “midnight” (7 p.m.) Visit glenviewicecenter.org for information.

Indoor Junior Golf programs start this January. Kids as young as three can begin developing the essential skills needed for golf and a variety of other sports through age and skill-specific activities. Afternoon, evening and weekend lessons start the second week of January and are held at the Open Arms Child Development Center, 1850 Chestnut Ave., Glenview. Registration is going on now at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., or online at glenviewparks.org. Call the at (847) 657-1637 for program fees and details.

Christmas Tree Recycling Available at Neighborhood Parks. When it’s time to dispose of the tree, don’t throw it away – Recycle it! Between January 3-31, 2012, you may bring your tree to one of the following locations and place it in the designated collection area: Cole Park, 1031 Kenilworth. Cunliff Park, 540 Echo. Flick Park, 3600 Glenview Road. John’s Park, 2101 Central. Willow Park, 2600 Greenwood. Village of Glenview Public Works, 1333 Shermer. The trees will be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings throughout the parks.

Get detailed information about Glenview Park District programs, facilities and special events at the Glenview Park District website: www.GlenviewParks.org. You can use our site to learn what happened at the last park board meeting and what’s happening at the next one, e-mail registration for many recreation programs, check on employment opportunities at the Park District, find out registration deadlines, check on class cancellations due to weather and much more! You may also e-mail us your comments and suggestions to: info@GlenviewParks.org.

The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview. will be closed on December 25 and January 1. Registration for programs at The Grove is going on now at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., or online at glenviewparks.org. Call (847) 299-6096 for program and event details.

The Grove’s Natural Science Classroom is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Natural Science classroom features fish as the theme in December. Individuals and families are welcome to discover nature through science equipment, environmental displays, touching tanks, etc.

New Program! Little Stinkers for children ages 5 and up and an adult, Tuesday, January 3, 4-5:30 p.m. Meet “Cora,” The Grove’s resident skunk and discover the world of skunks through a story, crafts and a short trail walk. Advance registration required. The fee is $16 per resident adult-child pair ($8 for each additional child) and $20 for non-residents and a child.

Bear Facts program for children ages 4-6 and an adult, Friday, January 6, 10-11 a.m. Feel a bearskin rug, touch some real bear claws and teeth and find a big surprise in Little Bear’s picnic basket. Advance registration required. The fee is $12 per resident adult-child pair ($6 for each additional child) and $15 for non-residents and a child. Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie/The Tyner Center, 2400 Compass Rd., Glenview. The Interpretive Center is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in December.

Exterior exhibits and walking trails through the prairies are open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset. For further information on events and programs call (847) 299-6096. 

Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Rd. Glenview. Wagner Farm and the Heritage Center will be closed on December 24 & 25 and on December 31 & January 1. Registration for programs at Wagner Farm is going on now at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., or online at glenviewparks.org. Call (847) 657-1506 for details.


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