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Visit Our Sled Hill At Christine Thompson Park

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Christine Thompson Park (Woodlawn Ave. and Belle Plaine Ave.) is a great place for winter FUN in Gurnee. There is plenty of snow to head out to the sled hill! Please review sled hill safety protocols, prior to visiting. We ask that all sled hills guests practice social distancing and wear a mask at all times. When sledding, be cautious of others an...
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5 Tips for Winter Walking

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Should you decide to brave the winter weather, be sure to keep these 5 safety tips in mind! Stay warm, be safe and GO GURNEE!  Tip 1 - Layer Up!  Layer 1 - Synthetic material  A thermal, spandex or polypropylene keeps the sweat away from your body. These materials work as insulation and keeps body warmth next to your skin. Layer 2&nb...
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Spring and Summer 2021. Phase 4 Program and Facility Updates.

2021 is truly a new beginning and with Phase 4 mitigations announced for our region on February 5, we're looking forward to FUN within our facilities, parks and programs this spring and summer. Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan provides more flexibility for fitness, parks and recreation. Mitigations during Phase 4 include increased occupanc...
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FitNation Gurnee and Phase 4

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We are so happy that our region has entered into Phase 4 COVID Mitigation Levels and therefore we are making some adjustments to our operations. Effective February 16, the mask requirement has changed. Masks are required at all times while inside the facility. Secondly, our group exercise classes can now have up to 50 in attendance. Finally, w...
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Best Winter Walking Locations in Gurnee

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Let's get out and GO GURNEE! Need some guidance? Here are our top 5 winter walking locations. Don't forget to download and track miles, minutes and steps with the Monthly Move Tracker. O'Plaine Community Park (O'Plaine and Russel Ave. Gurnee, IL)  Asphalt pathway that is plowed after snow Path takes you by community gardens, baseball fiel...
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Restore Illinois Mitigation Updates - Gurnee Park District

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 Tier 1 As of today, region 9 will be entering into TIER 1. This means Gurnee Park District is able to resume operations similar to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois which was effective from June 2020 - November 2020. The Tier 1 mitigations most impacts the following: Youth Basketball will now be able to participate intra squad scrimmagesFitNation G...
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Outdoor Ice Rinks in Gurnee

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Looking for safe, socially distanced winter activities? Our outdoor ice rinks are a great opportunity to stay active. Three public ice rinks and one public hockey rink are available for residents to utilize. Viking Park, Hunt Club Park and Betty Russell Park are transformed into a winter wonderland with these frozen additions! Please review the sta...
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FitNation Restore Illinois Mitigation Updates

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Tier 1 Effective 1/26/21 As of today, region 9 will be entering into TIER 1. This means Gurnee Park District is able to resume operations similar to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois. Phase 4 operations ran from June 2020 - November 2020. The biggest change is that group exercise will be able to increase their attendance from 10 members to 25 member...
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Youth Basketball Safety Mitigations

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A modified youth basketball league will be available according to the current Restore Illinois All Sports Policy. Within the State of Illinois All Sports Policy, basketball has been classified as a high risk sport. High risk sports are to play within Level 1 guidelines. Level 1 protocols include no-contact practices and limit game play to training ...
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You're Invited to Growing Tree Preschool's Virtual Open House

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On January 20, 2021, login with your favorite little learner at 6:30 pm. Please be sure to RSVP via the link provided.  A zoom link will be sent prior to the open house. We're so excited to include a circle time for future and/or current students to engage with others. Once circle time has ended, families will be able to go into brea...
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Aaron Dalzot Appointed to Park District Board

On November 17, 2020 Aaron Dalzot was appointed to the Park Board. After graduating from University of Central Florida with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science, Dalzot began his career in the industry working for organizations such as Walt Disney World Resorts, Major League Baseball, Orange County Parks and Recreation as well as the Park Di...
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GO GURNEE'S Community Bell Ringing

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This Sunday, December 20 at 6:30 pm, Gurnee Park District's GO GURNEE movement invites the community to get into the holiday spirit. With social distancing and safety kept in mind, GO GURNEE's 'Twas the Lights event encourages families to walk together in their local park or neighborhood starting at 6:30 pm. At the end of the walk, at 7:00 pm ...
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Quin O’Brien GO Walking Club Volunteer Receives Community Service Award

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On November 17, 2020 Gurnee Park District's GO GURNEE Walking Club volunteer, Quin O'Brien received the 2019 IAPD/IPRA Community Service Award for his volunteerism and dedication to the Park District. Each year the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) allow member agencies like Gurnee Par...
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COVID-19 Gurnee Park District Updates

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January 19, 2021  As you are probably aware, Governor Prtizker announced our region, region 9 will be entering into TIER 2 effective January 18. These changes do have a significant impact on our recreational and fitness services. While we cannot predict what the coming weeks and months will bring, we remain hopeful that these mitigation effort...
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This is what is currently posted for the FitNation pool - it is not current. The pool will open July 6th, one person per lane, wh... Read More
Friday, August 21 2020, 3:02 pm
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FitNation Restore Illinois Tier 3 Mitigation Updates

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UPDATES: NOVEMBER 18, 2020 As you are probably aware, Governor Prtizker announced that the entire state of Illinois will be entering into Phase 4 Tier 3 mitigation effective Friday, November 20th at 12:01am in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. These changes do impact our services at FitNation. Fortunately, our current attendance levels sugg...
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Guest — Kathy Holajn
When will you be opening the Hunt Club Fitness Center?
Tuesday, October 27 2020, 4:19 pm
Guest — Gurnee Park District
Hi Kathy, The difficult decision was made to keep our FitNation location inside Hunt Club Park Community Center closed for the rem... Read More
Friday, October 30 2020, 4:01 pm
Guest — bob
how many seniors won't return due to you not accepting silver sneakers?
Tuesday, November 24 2020, 9:32 am
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SOLD OUT - Halloween Drive-In

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On Friday, October 30, Hunt Club Park's Parking Lot will host our SOLD OUT Halloween Drive-In movie, Hotel Transylvania.  Only guests with reservation will be able to enter. Starting at 6:30 pm, movie goers will be greeted by a few of our favorite princesses, super heroes and other friends. Cars will be parked in every other parking space to e...
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Gurnee Park District's Favorite Fall Paths and Trails

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Get out and GO enjoy the fall! Here's our favorite Gurnee Park District fall paths and trails. Leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees. When taking your dog out in the morning, going on your lunch break stroll or heading out for your evening run, consider visiting one of our favorite scenic trails! Viking Park and Viking Park West We ...
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Gurnee Park District's Youth Basketball Leagues

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Basketball will look a little different this season. Here's a few ways we're keeping safety top of mind … just like the pros!  Blog Author: Athletics Supervisor, Chris Marzano, CPRP Youth Basketball League Rosters and Teams   Similar to previous seasons, teams will be divided by grade level. Our Junior Dribblers league is co-ed for a...
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Congratulations Jeff Reinhard, Director of Parks and Planning For 30 Years of Service

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The Gurnee Park District congratulates Jeff Reinhard, Director of Parks on his 30th anniversary with Gurnee Park District. When Jeff Reinhard, moved to Gurnee 30 years ago, he came with a passion to build parks. 30 park sites and 26 playgrounds later, he is now overseeing updates to many of the parks he built during Gurnee's boom in the 1990's.&nbs...
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5 Reasons To Learn To Swim

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No matter your age or ability level, it is never too late to learn to swim. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should learn to swim this fall! Lessons are being offered indoors at FitNation Gurnee's indoor pool. Additional safety precautions are being taken, aligning with the Governor's Restore Illinois plan. Learn more about swim lessons or enroll...
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