Gurnee Park District News

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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Business Services Team Continues Financial Excellence

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Congratulations are in order for our Business Services Team.  For the 21st consecutive year, they have received  Excellence in Financial Reporting ​from the  Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).  The award represents government agencies who go beyond the minimum requirements of accepted...
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Election results for Board of Commissioners

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​With a passion for community service, both Gerry Crews and Saundra Campbell, were elected to Gurnee Park District's Board of Commissioners in April. Commissioner Gerry Crews  Since his first term in 2011, Commissioner Crews has been a part of many projects including the opening of FitNation Gurnee , O'Plaine Park's Pickleball Courts , several...
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Be social ALL summer!

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​Blog Author: Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla |  Summer happens to be my favorite season. It is the best time to get out, enjoy the beautiful weather, your family, and all Gurnee has to offer. This summer, we are delighted to offer a wide variety of ways to make sure your summer is social! For our younger residents, the first session of da...
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Check out some summer fun for yourself! Adult sports this summer in Gurnee.

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The kids are not the only ones looking forward to summer! It's a great season to try something new, get your friends together and just get out of the house and enjoy your parks. Here are a few ways adults can have fun in Gurnee too! Adult Pickleball  New and experienced pickleball players are needed the Gurnee Park District Pickleball Tourname...
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Get ready for opening day at Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center

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​ Blog author: Aquatics Manager, Kara Moss, CPRP |  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.  May 25, 2019 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM May 26, 2019 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM ​May 27, 2019 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Enjoy some snacks ​ Outside food is allowed (except gl...
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Someone to Know in Gurnee. Mike Wick, Gurnee Park District's Director of Recreation

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"For the last five years, Mike has served the community of Wauwatosa as their Director of Recreation. His hard work did not go unnoticed as he spear headed the implementation of a new registration process, launched a new three-year-old preschool program, Tosa Tots, ran operations for the Hart Park Senior Center, and co-created a wheelchair basketba...
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Above the Barre Goes Beyond at I Love Dance

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Gurnee Park District competitive dance company, Above the Barre demonstrated precision, poise and success at the 41st annual I Love Dance competition. ​ With fifth year veterans, the success of the company was no surprise to Kris Norwood, Dance Coordinator for Gurnee Park District. ​ "Team dynamic goes beyond goes beyond hard work and dedication.&n...
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Host your next event at the park!

​ Blog author: Lori Friedl, Recreation Coordinator |  Get your family together at one of many park shelters this spring or summer! No need to get your house ready to host guests, our shelters got you covered! (pun intended) Here's a few questions from previous renters that might be helpful. Looking for space for the kids to play? ​ No problem!...
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Indoor or outdoor swim lessons? That is the question.

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Blog author: Aquatics Manager, Kara Moss, CPRP Together with parents, Gurnee Park District looks forward to encouraging children of all ages to swim safely. With a variety of swim options available, children and adults can learn to swim on their time, their way, at their preferred location. Remember, you're never too old to learn to swim! Chec...
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Benefits of Precor AMT Elliptical

State of FitNation: Pat Bodame, CPRP, Fitness Facility Manager ​ - This is one of my favorite cardio pieces, providing variation for every body type. I also feel that this piece is easier on knees because you are not on a fixed plane of motion. Here are some of the benefits…  Variable stride length  No two strides are alike and every work...
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Tips for “Hoppy” Egg Hunters

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Blog Author: Beckie Korzyniewski, CPRP, Special Events Manager | The annual Gurnee Egg Hunt is filled with fun, giving families a way to hop into the spirit of the season. With a non-competitive atmosphere, we look forward to a fun morning with neighbors and our community. Enjoy the memories and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Bef...
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Spring time play ... the clean way!

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Blog Author: Kraig Owens, CPSI, Safety Supervisor | We hear that you're looking for ways to get out and play? With a rough winter and some showers over the weekend, the ground is still wet. Meaning one thing, mud is everywhere. If you're looking to keep your kiddos clean, or at least try to, here are a few of our favorite l...
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Walking Club Volunteer, Quin O'Brien GOes the Extra Mile!

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​Blog Author: Quin O'Brien | Flipping through Gurnee Park District's program guide, I came across GO GURNEE. With an individual goal set to walk 10,000 steps a day, it seemed like a great way to add variety to my walks. As one of the newest Walking Club members, I look forward to meeting others as well as recruiting and encouraging the communi...
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Motor skills. What are they and how you can help your preschooler?

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Blog Author: Sue McDougle, Preschool Manager | Fine motor skills are the ability to coordinate movements using the small muscles in the fingers, hands and forearms. The building blocks to developing good fine motor skills include hand strength, finger strength, hand eye coordination as well as: ​ Bilateral Integration: The ability to move both...
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Above the Barre Goes Beyond!

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Our competitive dance company, Above the Barre took home a variety of titles at Wilmette Park District Center for the Arts dance department's seventh annual dance competition. " We have great veteran staff and even better talent. From choreographer, Sam Murphy to our talented Above the Barre company, we continue to work hard and prepare f...
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Welcome to Spring!

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Blog Author: Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla | Are you ready to play? From our NEW playgrounds to special events, there is something fun for everyone! I'm eager and ready for park goers to experience updates at Westgate, University and Shaw Parks. New innovative playgrounds and tot lots will delight your children and provide plenty of...
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9th Consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Announced

For the 9th consecutive year, our Business Services team is  pleased to announce that they have received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award represents a significant achievement by a government entity. It reflects commitment of the gov...
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