Gurnee Park District News

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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Our Favorite Fall Paths

Leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees in Gurnee. 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.   Pembrook Woods Oakview Lane and Parkside Court  The fall colors will not disappoint! Enjoy the oak and h...
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5 simple safety tips when walking and running

​ With this year's Indian summer, Gurnee residents continue to stay out and about. Continue to enjoy our parks, facilities and community walking paths this fall! Here are a few friendly reminders to keep you and your family safe while staying active! ​1) Have a buddy  Invite your best friend, family member, or spouse to join you whenever possi...
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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

Gurnee Park District Summer Lunch Program
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

Swim Lessons at FitNation in Gurnee
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

Gurnee Park District Swim School
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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Champions and Pups Celebrated One Year of GO GURNEE

Champions and Pups Celebrated One Year of GO GURNEE
Hundreds of GO GURNEE Champions were in attendance at the one year anniversary season kick-off event on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Viking Park in Gurnee. "We were so pleased to see so many smiling faces, the sun shining and lots of cute GO GURNEE pups at the event," stated Jennifer Gilbert, director of marketing and community relations with Gurnee Park...
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Free GO GURNEE Season Kick-off Event

Free GO GURNEE Season Kick-off Event
​ It's time to lace up your shoes and get stepping! GO GURNEE, presented by Gurnee Park District, will be hosting a free Season Kick-off Event on Sunday, May 7 at 4:00 pm in Viking Park (4364 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee). The event will include a DJ, 30 minute walk and free raffle along with champion T-shirt pick-up. All well-behaved and leashed dogs ar...
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Summer Executive Director's Message

Summer Executive Director's Message
​ Dear valued resident, At Gurnee Park District, we value having fun with family, friends and neighbors all year long. Since we live in the Midwest, taking full advantage of the warm summer months is extremely important as it seems to pass us by so quickly. We want our Park District families to have the best summer. With the warmer weather and sun ...
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9 Reasons to Volunteer in 2017

9 Reasons to Volunteer in 2017
​Volunteers are the best – seriously. They provide such a benefit to any organization, community and to themselves! At Gurnee Park District, we could not be more proud or grateful for our many volunteers who have donated over 10,000 hours in 2016 alone. They have helped us with countless projects, events and programs. Have you ever considered volun...
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Why You Lose Motivation, and What You Can Do About It

Why You Lose Motivation, and What You Can Do About It
​ New Year's has passed and your resolutions may have taken a back seat to other items on your check list. However, at FitNation, our goal is to keep you motivated ALL year long – not just around the New Year. Here are some of the reasons you might lose motivation, and what you can do about it: ​ 1. You get bored. Workouts do not and should not be ...
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Rain on Game Day? Can’t Find Your Practice Schedule? No Problem!

Rain on Game Day? Can’t Find Your Practice Schedule? No Problem!
​ Have you ever woken up two hours before your child's soccer game and thought to yourself…I see dark clouds in the sky, is the game going to be cancelled? Or I forgot which park we are supposed to go to today? Have no fear – Gurnee Park District is stepping up their game this summer! At the Park District, we understand the role weather plays on ma...
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