Growing Tree Preschool - January Open Houses

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Find the perfect preschool fit for your family with Gurnee Park District's Growing Tree Preschool! With full-day, half-day, and extended care options, Growing Tree Preschool looks forward to educating 2 ½-4 year olds in a play-based, creative, safe and nurturing atmosphere. Begin your Growing Tree Preschool journey today! View our 2022/20...

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FREE Ice Rinks at Gurnee Park District

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Looking for FREE outdoor winter activities? Gurnee Park District's public ice rinks, located at Betty Russel Park, Hunt Club Park, and Viking Park, are a great opportunity to stay active and have FUN this season! Our Parks Team works hard each year to provide this fun winter activity to the community, while also ensuring all safety measures ar...

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FREE Family Fun at Frosty Fest

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Coming up on Saturday, January 8th, Gurnee Park District, along with the help of Village of Gurnee and Bittersweet Golf Club, will host another FREE family event – Frosty Fest! Frosty Fest is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the season. While we can never predict what the weather will bring, we know our staff and volunteers are ready to sh...

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Winter: A Time to Reflect

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As I reflect on the accomplishments here at Gurnee Park District over the past year, I am truly honored to be a part of an organization that continuously strives to provide fun and rewarding recreational activities to our community. Over the past year, we witnessed many positive changes take place; changes that will lead us to a new and better "nor...

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GO Gurnee – Get Out and GO this Winter!

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While the start to this week may not look it, soon the winter season will be here in Gurnee, bringing with it chilly days and nights and thoughts of snow on the horizon. With that said, we wanted to remind you that even the winter season is a perfect time to get outside and GO with our GO Gurnee Adult Walking Club! Walking provides a simple jo...

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How to Make the Most Out of Group Exercise

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FitNation Gurnee offers over 50+ Group Exercise classes weekly! From cardio, to cycle, Zumba, Pilates, water aerobics, strength, and core classes, there is always something for everyone at FitNation. Our focused group exercise classes are perfect for those who are new to class settings, as well as the more experienced fitness fanatics. Our classes ...

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Winter Happenings at Gurnee Park District

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With the month of December beginning this week, it is safe to say that winter and holiday fun is right around the corner here at Gurnee Park District! With holiday events and winter break activities, we have plenty to keep you busy during this time! Take a look at what we have planned for YOU! Thursday, December 2 (4:45-5:30pm) – Winter Wellness GO...

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Gurnee Park District Job Fair

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Gurnee Park District's yearly job fair is coming up on Monday, December 13th from 6:00-7:00pm at the Hunt Club Park Community Center. The job fair will feature several departments throughout the District, all of whom are looking to fill current and seasonal part-time positions. We may be a little biased, but Gurnee Park District truly is a great pl...

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Best Gurnee Park District Parks to Visit This Winter

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It might still technically be fall, but the forecast suggests that winter in Gurnee will be here before we know it! Brace yourselves for cooler temperatures, shorter days, and that lovely four letter word – SNOW! While some may not be fans of the winter season, we know of a few places that can make it a little more enjoyable, and help to keep you a...

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Get Started on Your New Year's Resolutions with FitNation!

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With the New Year right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about those fitness resolutions! Many times, we focus on making changes at the start of the year, but what if we started sooner? What if by the start of the year, we were already seeing results? FitNation Gurnee can help. With our countless amenities and membership benefits, you...

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Take a Night Off With Gurnee Park District

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Gurnee Park District hosts monthly Parents Night Out's at Hunt Club Park Community Center. These events are held one Saturday a month from 6:00-9:00pm and are for children ages 1-11 years old. Parents Night Out is the perfect opportunity for those looking to take a "night off." While the kids stay entertained, you can feel relaxed and enjoy some ti...

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“Hocus Pocus” is Back on the BIG Screen at Gurnee Park District!

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Get ready to celebrate the season with Gurnee Park District's *sold out* Halloween Drive-In movie event featuring the fan favorite movie, "Hocus Pocus"!  The event will take place on Friday, October 29th at the Hunt Club Park Parking lot (920 N. Hunt Club Road). This is our third drive-in movie event. Families can expect another fun ...

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Youth Basketball at Gurnee Park District

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Youth basketball leagues begin next month at Gurnee Park District! Basketball is a great sport that teaches kids about sportsmanship and working as a team, helps to improve gross motor skills through dribbling, passing, and shooting, while also providing a fun way to stay active throughout the winter months. We've all heard the saying, "there is no...

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Trick-or-Treat with Gurnee Park District!

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On Saturday, October 16th, Gurnee Park District will host one of its favorite fall traditions, the Trick-or-Treat Path at Viking Park! This event was not held last fall due to COVID-19 restrictions. With that said, we are all excited here at Gurnee Park District to welcome back path goers and volunteers, as well as new Supervisor of Community Progr...

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Timberwoods Park - Another Gurnee Park District Masterpiece

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As you drive down Almond Road in Gurnee, IL, you will catch a glimpse of Timberwoods Park, or, "the Blue Park" as many Gurnee residents often refer to it. Timberwoods has been a part of the Gurnee Park District park system for several decades. Three years ago, a newly constructed "tot lot" was added to the park. To continue with improvements, ...

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Fall Events at Gurnee Park District

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With fall officially underway, we are excited to share some of our favorite fall traditions as well as some new events here at Gurnee Park District! Our family-friendly events are welcome to all ages and will be held outdoors to keep everyone safe and as socially distanced as possible. Below is a list of our upcoming fall events, as well as some in...

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Fall Message from Gurnee Park District Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla

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There is something about fall that always brings forth a sense of peace and tranquility, whether it be the autumn palette that brightens the horizon, or the refreshing cool, crisp air that rustles fallen leaves, or even the smells of bon fires and s'mores with friends after dark. Fall reminds us to pause, enjoy our surroundings, and take time to gi...

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Five Reasons to Keep Swimming this Fall with Swim School

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Blog Author | Diane DeLorenzo, Aquatic Manager Looking to stay active this fall? Swim School, held at FitNation Gurnee's indoor pool, is available for ages 6 months to adult! Swim School allows students to progress at their own pace, which helps swim lessons become more conducive to each student's learning style. Here are our top 5 reason...

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Get out and GO this fall with GO Gurnee!

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The weather is starting to change here in Gurnee, making it one of the best times of year to get out and GO! Soon, we will be enjoying those cool days and nights – perfect for walking! I think we can all agree, when it comes to walking, there is nothing better than taking a stroll in a crisp, cool fall breeze as you listen to the sounds of nature –...

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Labor Day Weekend at the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center

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While Labor Day Weekend signals the "unofficial" end to summer, it is also your last chance to enjoy the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center! We will be open all weekend long, along with all of your favorite amenities! Hours: Saturday, September 4th: 11:00am – 7:00pm Sunday, September 5th: 11:00am – 7:00pm Monday, September 6th: 11:00am – 7:00pm (Remembe...

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