FitNation Inspiration from Antonio Marquez, Member of FitNation Gurnee

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When not at work, I truly enjoy my time at the gym. I started lifting in high school, like many others, realized I enjoyed it. From there, I decided to challenge myself each day to reach new personal records (PRs) and improve in areas where I am not the strongest in. ​ "Make your own goals and create a plan to achieve them."  Antonio Marquez&n...
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Gurnee Park District Youth Basketball Coach, Maggie Newton volunteers her time and shares her passion.

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Blog Author: Athletics Supervisor: Chris Marzano, CPRP Volunteer coaches make a huge difference, not only by supporting athletes but by dedicating their time to our programs. On behalf of Gurnee Park District Youth Basketball , we would like to thank all coaches who continue to dedicate their time. This blog spotlights one of our volunteer, youth b...
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Halloween crafts with Growing Tree Preschool: How to make a glow in the dark ghost.

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​ Our Growing Tree Preschool students spent three days creating spooktacular Halloween decorations to bring home. Special thanks to Gurnee Park District Growing Tree Preschool Teachers Robin Pfenning and Elaine Fox, from Room 3 at Hunt Club for their creativity and leadership! It was so much fun to follow along and see the final ghostly and glowing...
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Teaming up with Warren Special Recreation Association for Inclusion.

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Blog Author: Amber Bodame CTRS, Inclusion & S.O. Coordinator at WSRA | To meet the needs of people with disabilities who choose to participate in park district programs, the professional staff at Warren Special Recreation Association (WSRA) assist participants and their parents with the inclusion process.  Inclusio...
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Benefits of Ballin'. Top 5 Reasons to join Gurnee Park District's Youth Basketball League

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Blog Author: Athletics Supervisor, Chris Marzano, CPRP Winter time means y outh basketball at Gurnee Park District. Each November, until mid-March, third through eighth graders, work on their skills, build teamwork, and have fun while competing on game day. Here are the top five reasons why you should join the youth basketball league at Gurnee...
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Trick or Treat with Gurnee Park District

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Blog Author: Special Events Manager, Beckie Korzyniewski, CPRP |  It is that time of year again! We're so excited to host our annual Trick or Treat Path  this Saturday, October 12 at Viking Park! Join us as ghouls, goblins and favorite characters greet trick or treaters from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Some scenes at the event have b...
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Give Back. Get Involved. Volunteer with Gurnee Park District!

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Blog Author: Jamie Richards, Recreation Coordinator |  Our Park District volunteers are the best! Every year, approximately 700 volunteers give back to the Gurnee community. From our athletic coaches to special events, many programs and events would not be possible without their continued support.   Top 5 reason to volunteer! You wil...
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How We Completed 100 Miles in 100 Days With GO GURNEE

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Blog Author: Janet Eppers | GO GURNEE CHAMPION   Born and raised in the Lake County area, completing GO GURNEE's Sedentary Smack Down challenge was a great way to work together to accomplish our goals.  ​ I was just coming off double hip replacement surgery, and Joe was looking for ways to stay active and dedicate time to a health and wel...
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Join #TEAMGPD

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Blog Author: Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla | Here at Gurnee Park District, our volunteers, employees, Board Members, and local partners, work together to serve the many residents of Gurnee Park District. These efforts all contribute to meeting our mission; promoting fun and preserving nature. Fall is a great time to be a part of #TEAMGPD...
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The benefits of dance class for your preschooler

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Blog Author: Kris Norwood, Performing Arts Coordinator ​ Gurnee Park District dance classes look to teach our favorite tiny dancers basic dance skills while having fun! Learn how our preschool dance classes keep children active, encourage social development, enhance critical thinking skills and improve confidence. Active Learning  Physica...
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Meet Aquatic Manager, Diane DeLorenzo

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Blog Author: Diane DeLorenzo |  As the Aquatic Manager, I will be responsible for overseeing the operation of the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center , FitNation Gurnee's Indoor Pool , Swim School at Fitnation , along with  swim lessons indoors at Warren High School and outdoors at the Aquatic Center .  I am very excited about working with...
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What's GOing on?

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By: Jennifer Gilbert, CPRP, Director of Marketing & Community Relations | Publication from: Volume 50, Number 4 | July/August 2019 Illinois Parks and Recreation | The magazine of the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association. ​ ​ If you haven't heard yet there is something GO-ing on in Northern Illi...
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Preschool Activities for Your Little Learner

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​Blog Author: Sue McDougle, CPRP, Preschool Manager |  Each day at Growing Tree Preschool is filled with a myriad of opportunities to learn, grow and play. Our active learners at Growing Tree Preschool  truly engage and are hands on each day.  From matching activities to science as well as cause and effect, there's always a new way t...
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5 Things to Know. My summer internship with Gurnee Park District.

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Blog Author: Marybeth Stone | Gurnee Park District Intern, Summer 2019 |  It feels like just yesterday, I was interviewing with the Director of Recreation Mike Wick ; feeling confident and nervous at the same time. Fast forward a couple of months, and I have experience under my belt. For those future interns out there, here's a few tips for yo...
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Your Guide to Gurnee Days!

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Blog Author: Gurnee Days President: Kraig Owens Gurnee celebrates summer every year at Gurnee Days ! Held since 1973, Gurnee Days continues to be a family orientated weekend filled with music, food and entertainment for all ages. Here are a five things to know before coming out and enjoying the festivities this year. ​ Plan on parking ​ Parking is ...
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Last Chance for Summer Events in Gurnee

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Where did the time go? Getting ready to go back to school soon? We hope not! There is still so much to do to celebrate the summer in Gurnee. Here are a few ways to stay active and continue to soak up the sun with Gurnee Park District. Cool off at the pool Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center Starting August 16  Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center hour...
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Summer Walking Trails in Gurnee and Lake County

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GO GURNEE continues to grow. Local Park Districts have created their own movements, our GO GURNEE Walking Club members continue to meet every Saturday morning, and individuals stay motivated by walking within their own neighborhoods and community pathways. GO GURNEE, presented by Gurnee Park District, is a local wellness movement designed to increa...
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FREE Fitness in Gurnee! Thanks to FitNation.

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FitNation Gurnee is providing free, outdoor fitness for the sixth year!  The program was started  to make fitness accessible for everyone at every level. Gurnee Park District looks to help the community get healthier, while having a good time. From boot camp to yoga and hydrofit , there is something for every age and every ability level t...
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This weekend in Gurnee, go fishin'!

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Blog Author: Beckie Korzyniewski, CPRP, Special Events Manager |  Fishing is a wonderful outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by anyone at any age. All you need is worms, good fishing weather, patience and a lucky line! On July 13, Hunt Club Park 's Pond (900 Hunt Club Road) will host the 18 th annual Fishing Derby from 8:30 am to 11:00 a...
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Take your dog out for a walk

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Blog Author: Quin O'Brien |  Every Saturday, the GO GURNEE Walking Club hits the trails of Gurnee, other surrounding communities, and local forest preserves to be champions for the GO GURNEE movement. GO GURNEE, presented by Gurnee Park District , is a local wellness movement designed to increase people's health and well-being through activiti...
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