Gurnee Park District News

Gurnee Park District Receives the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 19th Consecutive Year

Gurnee Park District Receives the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 19th Consecutive Year
​For the 19th year in a row, Gurnee Park District has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of...
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Gurnee Park District Lifeguards Receive Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award

Gurnee Park District Lifeguards Receive Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award
The Gurnee Park District (GPD) Lifeguards have received the Ellis & Associates (E&A) "Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award" for 2016 pursuant to consistently "exceeding" industry standards in risk management and epitomizing aquatic safety criteria for aquatic safety certification. Ellis & Associates is an International Lifeguard ...
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Top 5 Reasons to Purchase Your Pool Pass Before Summer

Top 5 Reasons to Purchase Your Pool Pass Before Summer
​1.  Pay the Lowest Rates of the SeasonEnjoy the lowest rates of the season! Did you know that most Aquatic Centers provide you and your family a discount if you purchase before summer? At Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center located in Gurnee, IL, you can pay $25 down and pay the remaining balance on April 24! Want to see a full listing of their rat...
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Scott Crowe Receives Jim Berousek Distinguished Alumnus Award

Scott Crowe Receives Jim Berousek Distinguished Alumnus Award
​Scott Crowe, CPRE, Director of Recreation at Gurnee Park District (GPD), is the recipient of the Jim Berousek Distinguished Alumnus Award from Western Illinois University (WIU).The award was created by the WIU Recreation Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) Department Alumni in honor of Jim Berousek, a 1974 graduate of the department, who rose t...
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Why your child should learn how to “code” earlier in life.

​Did you know learning how to "code" in technology is similar to learning a new language? In general, people have an easier time learning new languages earlier in development, and as the digital age continues to grow, it is important that our programs as a park district continue to grow as well. It is our goal to provide you and your family with ac...
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What do iPads, Teachers and Popcorn Have in Common?

What do iPads, Teachers and Popcorn Have in Common?
​Gurnee Park District's Growing Tree Preschool is where learning and fun grow together - along with iPads, teachers and popcorn!Join Growing Tree Preschool on Tuesday, January 24 from 5:30-7:00 pm at Hunt Club Park Community Center (920 N. Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee) or on Wednesday, January 25 from 5:30-7:00 pm at Viking Park Community Center (4374 Old...
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Top 7 Ways to Reach Any Fitness Goal – Individual, Community and Agency Related

Top 7 Ways to Reach Any Fitness Goal – Individual, Community and Agency Related
​By Liz Gnippe, Marketing Specialist with Gurnee Park District Successfully reaching any fitness goal, whether it be personal or community related, takes time, effort and dedication. Gurnee Park District (GPD) knows that well. For the past few years, the District has been taking steps to be the health and wellness leader for the Gurnee communi...
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Register Now for Swim Lessons at FitNation Pool and Warren High School – O’Plaine Pool

Register Now for Swim Lessons at FitNation Pool and Warren High School – O’Plaine Pool
​Dive into Gurnee Park District's swim lesson program at FitNation Pool and Warren High School – O'Plaine Pool this winter and spring. Registration is now open, and lessons begin on January 7, 2017.Gurnee Park District has been teaching swim lessons for over 40 years. During this time, they have developed an excellent curriculum based on safety and...
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New Year, New You

New Year, New You
​It is officially 2017, and you are excited at the thought of a brand New Year. You head off to the gym, determined that this year will be different than the rest. But as the days and months pass, you slowly lose the enthusiasm you once had. Sound familiar? This scenario has become all too familiar for most people. And while we'd all love to have o...
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Director's Message: Winter 2017

Director's Message: Winter 2017
​"Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one." - Unknown Dear residents, At Gurnee Park District (GPD), we provide an extensive array of services to our residents – parks, fitness, sports and a wide variety of recreational activities. In order to offer the best experience for our com...
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5 Winter Break Activities for Under $12!

Winter break is right around the corner, and it can be hard to find something fun, affordable and nearby to fill up your kids' days off. Don't worry! We did the planning, and have put together a list of five activities for you and your family to enjoy all winter break long for $12.00 or less!1. Indoor SwimmingFitNation's indoor po...
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Gurnee Park District Working to Improve Decline in Girls’ Athletics

Gurnee Park District (GPD) brings awareness to girls' sports and athletics through girls only open gym times."After opening the Women's Fitness Studio at FitNation, we received a lot of positive feedback from the community. We thought it was important to support not only our fitness members, but the youth of Gurnee as well," stated Christopher Marz...
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Gurnee Park District Receives Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency Award

​Gurnee Park District has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).The two statewide associations administer the Illinois Distinguished Accreditation program with the goal of improving the delivery of park and recreatio...
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Gurnee Park District Partners with FBLA Students to Support Youth of Gurnee

​Students from Warren Township High School's Future Business Leaders of America, FBLA, partnered with Gurnee Park District (GPD) to promote LifeSmarts Safety Smart program. This program provides the FBLA students a fun way to mentor younger students as well as practice their leadership skills."FBLA students will be attending and presenting at a var...
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Gurnee Park District Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 7th Consecutive Year

Gurnee Park District Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 7th Consecutive Year
​Gurnee Park District is pleased to announce that it has received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its current year budget for the seventh consecutive year in a row. The award represents a significant achievement by a government entity. It reflects commi...
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Ribbon Cutting for the New Ravinia Park Playground in Gurnee

Ribbon Cutting for the New Ravinia Park Playground in Gurnee
​Gurnee Park District (GPD) hosted a ribbon cutting and picnic at Ravinia Park on October 13, 2016 to celebrate the newly renovated playground."It is a beautiful evening to reopen a beautiful park," stated Jim Goshorn, President of the Board of Commissioners for GPD. The new playground has a number of brand new items including slides, jungle gym, a...
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Super Saturday Superheroes Revealed

Super Saturday Superheroes Revealed
After many requests, the Super Saturday superheroes are slowly being revealed to the public. On November 5, 2016, Gurnee residents and friends will have the opportunity to live out their childhood dream at Gurnee Park District (GPD) and GO GURNEE's free Super Saturday event. "It's not every day that we are able showcase our superhero skills," state...
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Photo Opportunity Alert – Press Invited to Attend Ravinia Park Ribbon Cutting

​Gurnee Park District (GPD) is hosting a ribbon cutting and picnic for Ravinia Park on October 13, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Press are encouraged to attend, take pictures and are welcome to enjoy a free dinner. Hot dogs, sides, drinks and s'mores will be served at the event.For more information on Gurnee Park District and their parks, visit www.Gurne...
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GO GURNEE Invites You to Step It Up

GO GURNEE Invites You to Step It Up
From October 13-26, 2016, GO GURNEE will be joining the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy's, nationwide challenge. According to Fitbit, "Over the last year, the Surgeon General has been challenging communities across the country to get up and get moving. Today, we're taking that challenge to the next level by asking everyone to Step It Up and ...
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Free Admission for Women at FitNation’s Women’s Health and Fitness Open House

Free Admission for Women at FitNation’s Women’s Health and Fitness Open House
​On October 15, 2016 from 9:00-11:00 am, FitNation will be hosting its first Women's Health and Fitness Open House at FitNation on Nations Drive in Gurnee."This event is important to the community for many reasons. We are able to celebrate our newly expanded women's fitness studio, bring attention to national breast cancer awareness month and enjoy...
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