Gurnee Preschool - Start at Growing Tree Preschool

Learn more at Open House to start at Growing Tree Preschool on January 23 and January 24!  Find the perfect preschool fit for your family. From full day to half day and extended care, Growing Tree Preschool looks forward to educating 2 to 4 year olds in a play-based, creative, safe and nurturing atmosphere.  Come grow with us. Here's why!...
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Learn Self Defense

Educate yourself and be aware of your surroundings. By learning self-defense, you're able to have a sense of security, enhanced peace of mind, reduced fear and improved confidence. Take the time to learn how to protect yourself with one workshop at Hunt Club Community Center! Learn more and register for your two hour workshop today. ​ January 8&nbs...
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Spotlight on Performing Arts

​Through theater, music and dance programs children are able to express creativity, learn, develop useful skills, and spotlight their talents. Learn the top five reasons why your child should enroll in one of the performing arts programs offered by Gurnee Park District. 1) STAY ACTIVE  Get moving and hit the dance floor.From ballet to tap...
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Winter Weather Resources - Guide for Gurnee

  Snow is here and most likely, here to stay! Be sure to use your community resources for the most up to date information on schedule changes, closings and cancellations.  From apps to text notifications, emails and social media, we got you covered and ready to take on winter! ​ Gurnee Park District Rainout Line – Opt In Here It's not jus...
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Winter Well Wishes from Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla

It is hard to believe that 2017 is coming to an end. As always, this is a time to reflect on the year and to be grateful and give thanks. We at the Gurnee Park District appreciate our community partners who continue to support our mission of promoting fun and preserving nature. A special thanks is in order for the Lake County Health Department, Gur...
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Winter Walking Tips - Layer Up!

Layer up and be aware of the proper clothing to keep you warm while you stay active this winter. Our Go Gurnee Walking Club shares that layers are a great way to keep your body the perfect temperature during your work out. ​ Layer 1: Synthetic Material A thermal, spandex or polypropylene keeps the sweat away from your body.These materials work as i...
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Reasons to Receive a Wellness Exam

 We're excited to offer FREE wellness screens and flu shots, courtesy of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. On November 28, from 8:30AM – Noon treat yourself to the gift of health! Live well and live healthy this holiday season. ​  Learn the benefits below: ​  Convenience After or before your work out get checked o...
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Family for Thanksgiving

Have a second helping of family this Thanksgiving! Start a new holiday tradition or join in on the family fun! Check out things to gobble up in Gurnee! ​ Turkey Day Bootcamp | Hunt Club Park Community Center Burn that bird! Get a good workout in before the feast! This family fun fitness, is perfect for everyone.Bring your out of town guests, kids a...
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Adult Sports in Gurnee

Continue to stay active or start something new. Adult sports are a great way to meet new people, spend time with friends and compete in a fun environment. Although winter causes hibernation in the home, we hope you come and join the fun today! ​There are a variety of adult athletes and abilities.  Find what works best for you and your busy sch...
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Outstanding Winter Volunteer

Congrats to Simone Johnson for being our Outstanding Volunteer! Simone has dedicated her time to Gurnee Park District throughout her four years at Warren Township High School.  With previous participation in park district programming Simone is excited to give back to the events she enjoyed as a child. From special events, to Par...
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Top Superhero Costumes

 Happy Halloween from Gurnee Park District.We're excited to see ghosts, goblins, princesses and more trick or treating throughout Gurnee on October 28! In celebration of Halloween, check out our favorite Superheroes as we prepare for Super Saturday . Wear your costume again and celebrate with super activities on November 4 at Hunt Club Communi...
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Be Involved. Volunteer with us this fall.

On an annual basis, over 100 youth athletic programs and special events are made possible, thanks to our volunteers. By sharing skills and expertise, volunteer time and talent can go a long way! Read more and learn five reasons why you should volunteer with Gurnee Park District! 1) Have a new hobby  Interested in helping out? Serve your commun...
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Gurnee Park District Takes First Place at Lifeguard Games for Ninth Consecutive Year

Illinois Park and Recreation Association held Lifeguard Games, their annual competition for Park and Recreation Agency lifeguards and junior lifeguards on July 14, 2017 at Bartlett Park District, Bartlett, IL. Gurnee Park District (GPD) sent four teams to Bartlett. Both the lifeguard and junior lifeguard groups took first place at the event for an ...
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Gurnee Park District Hosts Summer Feeding Program with District 56

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Gurnee Park District (GPD) is teaming up with District 56 to host a free Summer Food Service Program to support low-income children in Gurnee. Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer, free lunches will be served to kids 18 years and under in need at Village Park from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Summer can be an exciting time for any child filled w...
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5 Reasons Your Child Should be Swimming Year Round

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Did you know there are more than 18 million swimming pools and hot tubs in the United States? Yet almost half of America can't swim according to the American Red Cross. Swimming is not only a great cardiovascular and resistance workout, but it also provides skills that could save your child's life. Our best defense is to teach our community how to ...
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Drowning is Silent – Gurnee Park District is Making Noise to Save Lives

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Drowning is silent and can happen in seconds. Gurnee Park District (GPD) is making noise this summer to save lives. On June 22, 2017, GPD will be hosting a free World's Largest Swim Lesson™ (WLSL™) from 7:10-7:40 pm at Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center (900 N. Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee). Pre-registration is required, but prior swim experience is not necess...
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Silver – Sneakers – Stronger

FitNation in Gurnee now offers SilverSneakers.
Have you heard the buzz? FitNation in Gurnee is offering more fitness opportunities for boomers and beyond – through SilverSneakers! This is the perfect way to defy the odds, gain confidence and shatter stereotypes. SilverSneakers is a free fitness program for seniors providing unlimited access to treadmills, the track, weights, pool and additional...
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Important Park District Update: Farmers' Market

Since 1999, Gurnee Park District has been offering a Farmers' Market to the community. For the past several years, we have seen a continuous decline in attendance. There are a variety of factors that contributed to the decline such as other neighboring markets with ideal downtown locations offering more favorable times. Many of our vendors als...
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Woman Fights Against Postpartum Depression Naturally with Fitness

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​ Four years ago, Seika Zugarazo was fighting postpartum depression after giving birth to her second child, Sebastian. "After I had my youngest, I did not make myself a priority. As I am sure many mothers and fathers can relate – I put my kids and spouse first. It became too easy to be my last priority," stated Seika. Her goal was to overcome postp...
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Is My Child Okay to Swim Alone?

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The sun is shining and warmer weather is here! That means only one thing – vacation season is just a few days away! All of us are excited to be able to spend more time outside at Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center, at a beach, our favorite lake or backyard pool. When we think of summer, we think of pool, sun and family time. Swimming can be fun for ever...
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