Park Center

Phase 4 Update: 

All visits to Park Center require a reservation or program registration. To keep our user groups isolated, the building is not open for walk-in service. Please visit the individual facility pages for specific information about visiting and to make a reservation.

Our virtual front desk at is open for live chats with a staff member seven days a week, Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. You can also call or email us with questions outside of desk hours and we will do our best to contact you the following day.

Address: 2400 Chestnut Ave.
Glenview, IL 60026
Hours: Registration Desk Hours
M-F: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sa-Su: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Phone: 847-724-5670  
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Glenview’s Center for Fun!

Park Center is an award-winning community center that is the hub of the Glenview Park District. This prairie style multi-purpose community center, one of the largest in the state of Illinois, is located in the heart of The Glen on the shores of Lake Glenview. Winner of the 2001 Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s award for Outstanding Multiple Use Facility, Park Center offers something for everyone. Here you can:

  • Work out at our friendly state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Swim year round at Splash Landings, rated as the best indoor water park in the north shore by North Shore Magazine
  • Play a game of pick-up basketball
  • Walk or run no matter what the weather on our second story indoor track overlooking Lake Glenview
  • Attend a class from our extensive selection of arts, dance, parent-tot and preschool classes
  • Make new friends at the Senior Center, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2008
  • Host a one-of-a kind private party in the picturesque Lakeview Rooms and much more!
  • Take advantage of our Wi-Fi access while relaxing in our lobby

Splash Landings Indoor Aquatic Complex

Offering indoor swimming fun in four pools, lap swimming and lessons year round.

Park Center Health & Fitness

A 44,000 square foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment, over 120 group exercise classes weekly and certified personal trainers. Daily fee, annual membership and corporate membership packages available.

Early Childhood Programming

Our seven state-of-the-art early childhood classrooms are the site of our Park Center preschool program for 2-4 year olds as well as numerous parent and tot and preschool specialty classes.

Performing Arts & Visual Arts
224-521-2558 – Theatre Programs

224-521-2584 – Dance & Visual Arts

Our Cultural Arts wing is the home of our Center Studio for Dance, Glenview Children’s Theatre, ceramics studios and fine arts classes for all ages.

Adult and Youth Sports Programming

Adult leagues in softball, flag football, basketball, volleyball and sand volleyball, and youth leagues in flag football, basketball, girls’ softball and volleyball are coordinated through Park Center.

Open Gyms

Several Open Gyms for adults and youth are offered in our main gymnasium for a nominal fee.

Indoor Track

Our three-lane, one-eighth mile indoor track is available to residents and nonresidents.

Birthday Party Services

Let us help you celebrate your child’s special day with a Pool Party or Pick-a-Party themed party for school-age and preschool children.

Wiggles & Giggles Childcare Service

Use our on-site childcare service for ages 3 mos.-10 yrs. while you participate in Park Center activities.

Glenview Senior Center

Home to our 1,000 member senior club, offering ore than 100 weekly activities for men and women and door-to-door bus pick-up.

Lakeview Room Rentals/Park Center Room & Gym Rentals

Our LakeviewRoom, which accommodates up to 250 people, may be booked for a variety of occasions.  We also have multi-purpose and meeting rooms for groups of 15-85 and our main and mini gymnasiums are available for rental. Call 847-724-5670.

Customer Service/Registration Desk

Located in the Park Center lobby, it’s where to go for program registration, fieldhouse rentals, pool memberships and general questions. Open M-F 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Sa-Su 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Perk Up Your Morning, Your Workout, Your Lunch, Your Day!

Perk Center Cafe

Your life is busy enough without having to worry about eating healthy! Perk Center Cafe, conveniently located in the lobby at Park Center, serves up Seattle’s Best Coffee, breakfast, lunch, snacks, salads, wraps, hot dogs, children’s meals, slushies, energy drinks, and more at prices that won’t hurt your pocketbook. 

Perk Center is a non-profit food service concept whose focus is to train & employ individuals with developmental disabilities.

Map to Park Center

For a printable map with directions to Park Center, click here.

Anti-Idling Policy

In 2012, the Glenview Park District adopted a policy to discourage employees and patrons in diesel and gasoline powered vehicles from idling for excessive periods of time near park district facilities in order to improve air quality. To read a fuller description of this policy, click here.

The Park Center Team

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Amy Watson
of Recreation

Joe Pollina
Assistant Director
of Recreation
Kathleen McInnis
Manager of
Health and Fitness
Ann Marie Shipstad
Manager of
Recreation Programs
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Jill Bruns
Manager of
Recreation Programs

Missy Mollica
Recreation Supervisor

Kara Graber
Kara Graber
Supervisor of
Cultural Arts and Recreation
Olga Miklasz

Olga Miklasz
Preschool Director

Denise Blinick