Director's Message

I’m eager and ready for park goers to experience updates at Westgate, University and Shaw Parks. New innovative playgrounds and tot lots will delight your children and provide plenty of ways to play. You may not know, but many of our playgrounds are designed for unpredictable spring weather with turf rather than woodchips or dirt for mud-free play. Some of my favorite mud-free locations include Village Park (behind Continental Village) and Ravinia Park (on Ravinia Drive, off of Dada Drive). University Park, the newest mud-free addition, will open late spring.

The weather might not always cooperate, but our GO Walking Club keeps adults going every Saturday. FREE to attend, GO GURNEE Walking Club members build friendships and stay dedicated to their health and wellness goals by walking 30 minutes or more each day. Be sure to sign up and join our organized walks on Saturdays! Need an activity for the entire family? Save the date to hunt for eggs at our annual Egg Hunt on April 13, or a new family baseball trip to Miller Park on April 16. For a complete list of special events see page 50.

Between your spring activities and spring cleaning, be sure to save some time to plan ahead for summer. I know I can’t wait to welcome summer campers back to Viking and Hunt Club Park. Don’t miss out! You can register today. While registering for summer camp, you can also get ready to swim all summer by attending Swim School this spring. Our indoor pool at FitNation provides swim lessons where students progress at their own pace. After Swim School, children are ready to dive in at the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center! Receive the best pool pass prices by buying early. Pool passes are available for purchase at

On behalf of Gurnee Park District, we’re looking forward to a great spring and planning ahead for a fun summer! Should you have any feedback, comments or questions please do not hesitate to reach out. Wishing you and your family all the best this season.


Susie Kuruvilla, CPA, CPRP
Executive Director

We Take Customer Service Seriously

Our values, affectionately known as "SOFFI Star" are Serve, Ownership, Family, Fun and Integrity. Our staff and volunteers strive for standards that uphold these values both in the workplace and out in our community.

We stand by our pledge to provide the best recreation and programming. 

Americans with Disabilities Act

Gurnee Park District intends to comply with the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. If you need any special accommodations, please call Gurnee Park District, so we can make the necessary arrangements.  

Gurnee Park District works with Warren Special Recreation Association (WSRA) to provide assistance in our programs.

ADA Officer:
Jeff Reinhard, CPRP
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Gurnee Park District Policy Manual

It is the purpose of the District to effectively and economically provide recreational programs, facilities, and open space for the residents of the District which are designed to provide wholesome, constructive, and enjoyable leisure time experiences that benefit the individual, the family, and the community. The Board acts as the legislative and policy making body of the District in the operation, control, improvement, and planning of its parks, recreation programs, facilities, personnel and fiscal operations.

The Gurnee Park District Board of Commissioners recognizes the need for a manual that contains Board approved policies that facilitate the operation of the District on a day-to-day basis. The Board has reviewed and approved this manual and will in the future periodically review and revise the policies contained in this manual as it deems appropriate.

Click here to download the Gurnee Park District Policy Manual

Gurnee Park District Ordinance Code

In order to provide safe, accessible, and entertaining parks for all the Gurnee Park District has established an ordinace code. To view the entire ordinance code click here.