Summer Internship at Gurnee Park District

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Blog Author: Natalie Grolmes / Gurnee Park District Recreation Intern 2022 Hello, my name is Natalie Grolmes, the 2022 Gurnee Park District Summer Recreation Intern. During the school year, I am a senior at North Central College studying Psychology and Environmental Science. I am also on the women's triathlon team and involved in the honors program...

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Back in Full Swing!

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There is a saying that "summer is fleeting," and this couldn't be truer this year. As many of us felt, the COVID-19 pandemic saw a decrease in the amount that we were able to provide to our community. We are excited to share that we have been thriving once again! Our camps have been back in full swing! Over 1,700 children have been enjoying a "norm...

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Garden Tip Thursday - Spice it Up!

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Welcome back to Gurnee Park District's "Garden Tip Thursday" with Steve, our very own Certified Arborist! This week, Steve wanted to share some tips on how you can "spice" up your garden! Have you ever been in the middle of cooking your favorite recipe, and realized you forgot to grab fresh basil at the store? Or, went rummaging through your s...

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Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center Opening Day - 5/28!

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Get ready for opening day at Gurnee Park District's Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center on Saturday, May 28, 2022! Gurnee, we know you're ready to jump in and swim! Here are a few ways to make the most out of your summer at the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center. Purchase your 2022 Season Pool Pass Our Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center season passes are stil...

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Garden Tip Thursday - Pesky Pests!

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It's Thursday! Welcome back to another segment of Gurnee Park District's "Gardening Tips with Steve," our very own certified arborist!  Spring is upon us – the weather is starting to warm up, the birds have been singing happily, flowers are starting to bloom, and the days are getting longer! While the arrival of spring brings forth an unm...

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Gurnee Park District's "Above the Barre" Dance Team Soars!

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Gurnee Park District's competitive dance team, Above the Barre, demonstrated precision, poise, and success at this past weekend's Rainbow National Dance Competition. The success of the team was radiating throughout the competition. Dance instructor and coach, Samantha Murphey, shared, "Above the Barre did AMAZING this weekend! We were the talk of t...

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Garden Tip Thursday!

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 It's Thursday again, which means – welcome back to Gurnee Park District's Garden Tip Thursdays with our friend and certified arborist, Steve! Did you know that tomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day? In honor of this special holiday, Steve would like to share a few ways that YOU can participate! First, here are some facts about Earth Day: Earth Day...

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GO Gurnee Gives Back

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GO Gurnee, presented by Gurnee Park District, is a local wellness movement designed to increase people's health and wellbeing through activities, education, and community collaboration. Each week, GO Gurnee hosts weekly walking initiatives through our GO Gurnee Walking Club, which meets every Saturday at 9:00 am at various walking locations through...

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Spring Forward with Gurnee Park District!

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Spring is on its way, and what a great time of year it is here at Gurnee Park District! With the arrival of spring comes an unmistakable sense of excitement and energy, making it the perfect time to get outside, recharge, and spring forward! On those warm, sunny spring days, make sure to visit one of our 28 parks! Our parks are each unique in what ...

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Celebrate Spring Break in Gurnee!

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Planning "stay cation" activities this year? We're here for you! There are plenty of ways to celebrate spring as well as enjoy time off work and school. Check out what is going on in Gurnee during your spring break!  Days Off School - Themed Days at Hunt Club Park Community Center  Our friends that attend District 50 or District 56 S...

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Get to Know Our Park Board of Commissioners

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You've probably seen them at our Gurnee Park District events, programs, or out and about in Gurnee. They are few, they are mighty, they are our Board of Commissioners! We wanted to share a few words about the important roles our board members play in not only our organization but the Gurnee community as well. Our Board of Commissioners is made up o...

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Winter Walking Do's & Don'ts

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For us Midwesterners here in Gurnee, we know winter weather can be very irregular – one day it's sunny, balmy, and looking like an early spring, while the next day, snow, subzero temperatures, and negative wind chills bring back the hard truth that winter is here to stay! This unpredictability can make staying active outdoors during the long w...

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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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