Parks and Facilities

At Gurnee Park District, we are grateful to be able to offer our residents many parks and facilities throughout our community. Below you will find a full listing of our parks as well as facilities:

Hunt Club Park Community Center

Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center

Viking Park Community Center

FitNation

Program Locations

At Gurnee Park District, we house many of our programs in our own facilities as well as we are fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with local program contractors to utilize their buildings. This allows us to provide programming at locations convenient for you and your family. To find out the location of your program, click here.

Trails

Park Trails are multipurpose trails located within greenways, parks, and natural resource areas. They are the most desirable type of trail because they:

  • Emphasize harmony with the natural environment
  • Allow for relatively uninterrupted pedestrian movement through the city's park sytem and development areas, which may include commercial and industrial parks
  • Effectively ties the various parks and recreation areas together to form a comprehensive park and trail system
  • Protects users from urban development and associated vehicular traffic
  • We offer 16 unique trails throughout the Gurnee area: View all of the trail systems.

Park Rules

In order to provide safe, accessible, and entertaining parks for all, please abide by the following regulations. Failure to do so may result in expulsion, fine, and/or arrest.

  • While enjoying the park, please respect its use by others
  • Hours: sunrise to sunset
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited
  • Leash and pick up after all pets
  • Pets are not permitted on the playground area or sports fields
  • Rollerblades and skateboards are not permitted on or near the playground
  • Bicycles, tricycles, scooters, or similar vehicles should not be used on the playground. Please park them in the bike rack
  • Parents are responsible for the supervision and conduct of their children at all times
  • Please use your discretion as to your child's physical ability to use any of the playground equipment
  • Games and sports are allowed in designated areas only
  • Motorized vehicles left after closing will be towed at owner's expense
  • Loitering in parking lot is not allowed
  • Hunting and firearms are not allowed
  • To preserve nature, please stay on the marked trail
  • Metal detectors of any kind are not allowed in the parks
  • Golfing is not permitted in parks
  • Organized league games or practices are not permitted without a permit
  • Tobacco use is not allowed on or within 25 ft. of any playground, sports field, skate park, shelter or structure and at any outdoor special events

WARNING: Violation of these rules may result in a fine of up to $1,000. We ask for your assistance by reporting vandalism or unsafe conditions to the Gurnee Police, 911 or the Park District Office at 847-623-7788. Thank you.

A complete list of park rules can be found in the Gurnee Park District Ordinance Code:

Download the Complete Gurnee Park District Ordinance Code

Tobacco Free Parks Ordinance

Smoking is not allowed in any park or park location.

Download the Tobacco Free Parks Ordinance

Thor Guard- Gurnee Park District's Lightning Prediction System 

Gurnee Park District has installed the Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System at Hunt Club Park and Viking Park. The system predicts strikes by measuring electrostatic charges on the ground and in the air. This system is in place at many area park districts and golf clubs, including the Naperville and Oak Brook Park Districts and Warren Township.

The Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System is installed in two zones within the Park District. Each zone has a lightning sensor that sets off remote warning horns when lightning is imminent. The system covers two sites selected due to high recreation or sport use.
When the system predicts lightning in the area, a 15-second warning horn will sound. Depending upon weather conditions the warning horn may be heard within a two-block radius. Anyone who hears the horn should seek shelter immediately in a building or a hard-top vehicle. All activities at the parks should also stop with the horn sounds. After the danger is reduced, an all-clear signal of three short horn blasts will sound. A strobe light will also flash until the danger has passed. The system will be active daily, from April through October, from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm at Viking Park and 8:00 am to 8:30 pm at Hunt Club Park.

All patrons should use common sense when they hear thunder and/or observe lightning in the area and should proceed into a safe location.

According to the National Weather Service, each year about 400 people in the United States are struck by lightning while involved in outdoor activities. Please note: Lightning travels in the atmosphere, and it can strike even on a sunny day. Gurnee Park District believes installing the Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System will benefit the whole community.

For more information about the Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System, please visit www.thorguard.com or contact the Director of Parks and Planning, Jeff Reinhard, at 847-599-3770.

Soccer Goal Safety Information

The Gurnee Park District Board of Commissioners adopted a policy on soccer goal safety on August 16, 2011 to specifically address the safety issues associated with movable soccer goals. For more information, please download the entire policy below:

Download the Soccer Goal Safety and Education Policy

Tree Dedication

Each year, the Gurnee Park District dedicates and plants trees in its parks in honor and in memory of special individuals, couples and groups. A tree is also a wonderful way to remember someone you love, as a birthday, anniversary or graduation gift. Trees may be planted in any community or neighborhood park.

To learn more about Gurnee Park District tree dedications, click here. 

Athletic Field Rentals and Permits

Are you looking to rent a Gurnee Park District field? Contact Ron Dorsey, Adult Program Supervisor, at 847-599-3758 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for complete details and available dates.