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Adult Recreation Programs

Is life moving too fast? Take a break from the routine and sign up for a class at Gurnee Park District. When you enroll in any of our programs, you’re bound to have a winning outcome. Convenient hours accommodate most schedules. Enjoy the company of adults in a community setting while you have fun exploring new interests!

For specific information on pricing and program dates, please view our Current Brochure.

CulinaryAdult Recreation Programs - Culinary

Adult cooking classes are taught by Chef Matt Zagorski, National Pie Champion and Food Network Cooking Channel contestant. Matt offers several classes each season. Classes are open to those 19 years and up, except where noted otherwise.

Painting: Beginner - Advanced at Hunt Club Park Community Center

This class, for beginning to advanced artists, introduces composition, color theory, and techniques needed to successfully complete a painting. Individual instruction will be given.  Enjoy the excitement of filling your walls with your own original artwork. Click here for a list of supplies which students are responsible to purchase in addition to the class fee. Instructed by Sallie Roniss

Adult Dance

Take A Spin at Adult Dance at Viking Park Community Center

Take A Spin at Adult Dance at Viking Park Community Center

Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore to stay healthy. Dance is a great way to burn calories, strengthen your bones and provides a great cardiovascular workout as well.  Besides the health benefits, you will have fun along with socializing with friends.
Singles welcome.


Wedding Dance I

Prepare for your first dance as a couple or learn how to shine on the dance floor during wedding season with this special occasion class.  You'll learn how to lead and follow in waltz, swing, contemporary and slow dance.  Singles are welcome.  Instructed by Jan Keller.

Wedding Dance II

Beginner and advanced students are welcome in this class.  The instructor will tailor the class to the levels of the students involved, focusing on ballroom and Latin style dances. Requests are honored if time permits.  Singles welcome.  Instructed by Jan Keller.  


Floral Creations

Gurnee Park District offers seasonal workshops to help you dress up your table with beautiful flowers of the season.

Monthly Mixers & Sponsors

Tuesdays ~ 11:30am-1:00pm ~ Viking Park Dance Hall

Join your friends at our popular monthly luncheons.  Enjoy a catered meal and professional entertainment every month. Register early as space is limited.  To be on the direct mailing list, contact us at 847-623-7788. The Park District wishes to thank our sponsors for making our luncheons possible!  If you would like to sponsor a Monthly Mixer; please contact or call 847-599-3745

Click HERE for the April/May Registration Form



Viking Park Singers

Viking Park Singers

Love to sing? Want to have fun singing with a great bunch of people at a “recreational pace”? Then check out the Viking Park Singers! Under the direction of Rita Byrd, this adult community chorus of over 40 singers welcomes interested newcomers at any rehearsal.  If you’ve had some previous choral experience, enjoy performing a varied repertoire and are accustomed to singing in parts, join us! The chorus presents a Holiday Concert, hosts an annual fundraiser – Italian Fest, presents a Summer Concert and performs for local community events. Looking for great entertainment for your next event? Contact or call 847-623-7788 ext. 4794.

Gurnee Park District offers a variety of seasonal programs.  To learn more, watch for information in our park district Programs & Events Guide.