Outdoor recreation is plentiful in Glenview with one of the main recreation areas being the Wagner Farm. The Glenview Park District owns this 19-acre farm and holds its Farmer's Market here during the warmer months. Originally a much larger farm owned by German immigrants, the city purchased the land in 2000 and by 2004, it received over 54,000 guests a year. The farm offers activities that teach the community what life was like for a 1920s-era farmer, as well as activities like horseback riding and tractor driving. Food made on site and musical artists are just some of the amenities offered each season.
Naval Air Station
The Naval Air Station Glenview was part of the Glen military base, but when it closed in 1995 the land was given back to Glenview. The naval station was a fixture in the community and played home to the Coast Guard Air/Sea rescue service for Chicago. The air station was located here due to the sheer number of military reservists who were located in the central United States and needed a base to call home. After the base was closed, the control tower of the Naval Air Station was converted into several shops for residents to enjoy that are now found in The Glen Town Center.
Glenview's oldest neighborhood is The Park, located just outside of the city center. It was developed as a religious society in the late 1890s for New Church. The houses were built in a large oval with the common park, church, and school located in the center. Swain Nelson designed the homes in the neighborhood, as well as the homes in Lincoln Park, another historical area. Most of the original buildings of the church and the neighborhood look the same now as they did in the early 1900s. However, the New Church schools have expanded to include an increased congregation and non-church members.