Review Glenview Park District
This business has 8 positives and 2 negatives.
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Glenview Park District

Not A JJ's List Disability-Aware Business Yet
Category: Park District/Local Government, Employer, Entertainment, Sports/Recreation
Phone number: (847) 724-5670
Location: 2400 Chestnut, Glenview , IL 60026
Website: http://glenviewparks.org/
Disability Aware Features:
  • Hires or would like to hire qualified individuals with disabilities
 
Review Glenview Park District
This business has 8 positives and 2 negatives.
Ela
Ela
1:24pm 06/04/14
Good
Good

we walked the indoor track. it is big enough for wheelchairs to be on it and walkers at the same time. not too crowded today, but it can get crowded at times. well lite. smooth track and easy to walk and manurvre wheelchairs on. handicapped parking ok if in a car however if a group bus- then not so easy to park..

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Friendly, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Has employees with disabilities, Flexible service, Physically accessible
Ela
Ela
10:20am 02/12/14
Good
Good

plenty of room to walk. friendly people walking the track. soft cushioned floor for walkers and wheelchairs. accessable for wheelchairs.comfortable surroundings. nice to look out windows when walking at lake and walking tracks outside.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Friendly, Respectful, Has employees with disabilities, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
Group_Cool_Cats
Group_Cool_Cats
1:54pm 01/27/14
Good
Good

We went to the park center to walk on the track. It was a really really windy day, and the automatic doors would not stay open for us. One nice woman offered to help us. People are very friendly at the park center, but sometimes they don't give us enough time and rush around us. The building itself is very nice and everything looks relatively new. Unfortunately when we went the track was packed, so it was hard for us to use it. We had to go in small groups of one to two participants with one staff. They also require that you change your shoes, and don't wear snow boots. We forgot to bring an extra pair or shoes, but no one mentioned it and we were allowed to walk. The bathrooms are very nice, spacious and accessible for people with wheelchairs. The elevator is also a nice size.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Friendly, Has employees with disabilities, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
ELA B
ELA B
1:42pm 01/22/14
Great!
Great!

The automatic door button coming from the outside did not open the door so that made it more difficult to enter the building. When the doors do finally open they aren't open for very long. The track was a bit crowded. People were parked in the loading zone, which made getting off the bus challenging and then finding a parking space was also difficult with a bus. There are lots of handicapped spots, but they get taken up because it is also a senior center.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Friendly, Respectful, Has employees with disabilities, Flexible service, Physically accessible
Dan G
Dan G
1:36pm 10/22/13
Great!
Great!

The building is very accessible for people with disabilities. The staff is friendly and understanding toward people with disabilities.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Respectful, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
Karmesha
Karmesha
11:38am 12/13/12
Great!
Great!

The park center was very nice when my mom and I went to go work out.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Gave choices
Debbie
Debbie
11:05pm 10/28/12
Bad
Bad

The pool area has three family changing rooms. One of them is labeled for persons with disabilities. Consistently and repeatedly, older mobile persons choose this room to change in and take a very long time. They will even bump a person with a disability out to use that room. The staff will watch and say nothing. The other rooms are not very accomodating for wheelchairs or the non-independantly mobile. Also the doors in/out of the pool are difficult to use with a wheelchair and the staff does not ever attempt to assist.

Disability Awareness:   Not physically accessible, Ignored the person/people with the disability, Inflexible service, Unwilling or unhelpful with assistance or accommodations
GBS Transition Glenview
GBS Transition Glenview
2:13pm 12/07/11
Great!
Great!

Friendly staff and they have automatic doors! There is a variety of things to do here and everyone with disabilities are welcome.

When I am done playing basketball the showers are clean and sanitized. There are plenty of towels or you can bring your own if you wish. They have a soap pump in case you have forgotten your own soap.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Gave choices, Gave extra time, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Has employees with disabilities, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Other or suggestions, Accessible Parking, The automatic door opener button on the inner door did not work
Dr. Singh
Dr. Singh
2:01pm 04/28/11
Terrible!
Terrible!

Since the time I joined the gym 2 months ago and till date, incorrect information has been passed on to me about rules and regulations, which are not documented anywhere and were not discussed, shared or signed by me at time of joining. Some examples are:
When my wife and I joined the gym with 90 day membership, we were told bumping up to individual membership will not attract the $75 (each) joining fee. We were charged anyways
We were told that our child could use family pool area free, but now we are told o pay extra
I was told I could use group exercise room, whereas today a staff member asked me to vacate in a very rude manner saying this was not allowed
I have written a mail to the management asking them to give me a list of rules, nothing was done. Very rude staff

Disability Awareness:   Unfriendly
ymom
ymom
1:46pm 06/25/09

Our son just started a swimming program through NSSRA that is being held at Glenview's Park Center on Chestnut St. in the Glen, and I have to write this glowing review of the Glenview Park District because of the many ways their new facility was designed for people with disabilities. The family changing rooms are so helpful, and when we were there yesterday, I noticed that one of the rooms has a sign on it indicating that that room is reserved to patrons with disabilities.

I am also so impressed that the Park District has become home to The Perk Center Cafe, which provides wonderful opportunities for disability awareness, self-esteem and employment for many young adults in our North Shore communities. In recent years, the Glenview Park District partnered with NSSRA -- with much help from parents -- to create a special camp called Camp Hug-the-Bear for young children with autism.

I just read that the Glenview Park District is being considered for a major award for its overall performance, and I have to say that of all the park districts we've used over the years -- many of which serve people with disabilities well -- I'd have to say that I am most impressed with Glenview's!

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Friendly, Gave extra time, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Has employees with disabilities, Flexible service, Physically accessible

 
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