Director's Message

This past fall, our Parks Team planted thousands of tulip bulbs at each of our facilities. I am eager to see these first signs of spring, as they always bring a sense of excitement of what’s to come here at Gurnee Park District. With that said, I am thrilled to share with you some of our offerings that can help you “spring” into nature this season!

If you enjoy cultivating your own flowers, organic vegetables or herbs, try renting one of our Garden Plots this spring! Garden plot reservations will begin March 1, with the growing season taking place May 1-November 15 at O’Plaine Park.

You can also stay active outdoors this spring with GoGurnee! Join our FREE GoGurnee Walking Club, which hosts weekly walks each Saturday morning at various locations within Lake County. Having explored miles and miles of twisting and turning pathways, our Walking Club proves that getting outside can be a fun way to GO this spring!

Another way to get outside this season is to visit one of our many parks! Our Parks Team works diligently throughout the year to ensure that each park is up to the highest safety standards, whether it’s maintaining walking trails, turfs, play equipment or even our soccer fields. Soon, our parks will once again be bustling with our spring soccer program. Register early; practices start the week of April 6th!  

Finally, don’t forget that in addition to our return to nature, spring is also a time to start preparing for summer. Get ready for the hot days of summer by purchasing your family’s Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center passes early and at discounted rates! Or, keep your little ones active by registering them for one of our many amazing outdoor summer camps!

I look forward to seeing everyone out and about this season! As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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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.