Gurnee Park District News

FitNation Reopening in Phase 4

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We're happy to announce that starting Friday, June 26th we will re-open FitNation as we enter into Restore Illinois Phase 4. We will adhere to the guidelines under this phase as we re-open.Temporary Hours for June and July:In order to complete more frequent and deeper nightly cleaning to equipment and surfaces, the hours of operation are adjusted a...
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Message from Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla

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Summer 2020 is a new experience for everyone and while many programs, facilities and playgrounds remain closed due to COVID-19, Gurnee Park District is committed to providing various opportunities for our community. These are trying times for each of us and it is important to seek positive experiences in the midst of all of this. "As the phases of ...
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Growing Tree Preschool Hosts Drive-Thru Graduation

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Today is the day! Growing Tree Preschool will host a drive-thru graduation ceremony for students. All graduations will start at 5:30 pm. On May 18 and May 19 drive-thru graduation will take place at Hunt Club Park Community Center (920 Hunt Club Rd, Gurnee, IL). May 20 drive-thru graduation will place at Viking Park Community Center (4374...
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COVID-19 Gurnee Park District Updates

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June 30, 2020 Summer has arrived and so has Phase 4 of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan. We want to share some positive updates to our parks, facilities and programming as a result of entering into phase 4. As always, the health and well-being of our community is our utmost priority, and all decisions on how the District can meet recreatio...
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One location for all Virtual Programs. Check out Gurnee Park District’s Virtual Program Web Page.

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We're here for you! Hope you join in the FUN! The virtual program page is a great way to see everything that is offered in one place. From Friday night game nights, to virtual dance lessons and ESports, there is something for everyone to keep busy, stay active and have FUN. Friday Night is Game NightPlay BINGO or test your skills at a family trivia...
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Things to do from the comfort of home. Gurnee Park District is here for you!

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Gurnee Park District is proud to provide a variety of things to do at home. From adults to kids, we're here for you. Keep yourself busy by staying strong with FitNation FREE classes, get creative or share your culinary skills. We're here for you! Hope you join in the FUN! Scroll down to learn more about our Virtual Art Showcase, Family Game Nights,...
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Outdoor paths and trails in Gurnee.

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14 Gurnee Park District parks provide trails and pathways for you to enjoy. Again, please be sure you're 6 feet a part from other park guests. Should the trail be crowded, we recommend selecting another location and/or coming back at another time. Your health is our top priority.Please note that many Gurnee parks provide other amenities. Again...
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Preschool activities for your child. Join Gurnee Park District for virtual FUN!

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While at home with your family, we're proud to provide fun, LIVE activities for you to schedule throughout your busy day. Can't make it at the scheduled time? No problem! Growing Tree Preschool videos will stay up on Gurnee Park District's Facebook page.  From e-learning, to new recipes, we're all looking for ways to stay active and engaged.&n...
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Should we go outside? How trails and paths in Gurnee provide the opportunity for social distancing and recreation.

Viking Park Playground is closed, but the paths and trails remain open to those practicing social distancing.
As your Park District, we believe that many parks, trails and open spaces can continue to be used in a safe manner. In doing so, we recommend that you continue to follow local, state and national ordinances. Please use the guidelines below prior to or during your visit to one of our parks. Please remember that all shelters and playgrounds are close...
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Guest — Jean
I'm wondering if the regular maintenance of park areas will still be done (ex. mowing open spaces, etc)
Tuesday, April 7 2020, 11:44 am
Guest — Gurnee Park District
Hi Jean, Great question! Our parks team continues regular maintenance of our parks, while practicing social distancing. Hope you... Read More
Tuesday, April 7 2020, 11:50 am
Guest — JG
will regular maintenance of park areas be done during the stay-at-home period? (ex. mowing open grassy areas)
Tuesday, April 7 2020, 11:48 am
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Adjusting to working from home? Ways to stay productive, healthy and organized.

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Many professionals in our community have found themselves working from home. No time for your usual morning workout, no lunch break with co-workers, team collaborations, and forget about the time in the car after a long day to decompress before being greeted by your pet, baby sitting mother-in-law, or children. This blog will provide ways for ...
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Cold, flu and COVID-19 - Ways to keep yourself and your community healthy.

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Due to the COVID-19 National State of Emergency, Gurnee Park District will be closed effective Saturday, 3/14/20 through Sunday, 3/29/20. All facilities including Hunt Club Community Center, Viking Park Community Center and FitNation will be closed; all programs and services held at Gurnee Park District facilities will be canceled during this time....
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Spring Into Nature This Season

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​Blog author Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla, CPA, CPRP ​This past fall, our Parks Team planted thousands of tulip bulbs at each of our facilities. I am eager to see these first signs of spring, as they always bring a sense of excitement of what's to come here at Gurnee Park District. With that said, I am thrilled to share with you some of our ...
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Keep Your Heart Healthy

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February is heart health month. According to The Heart Foundation, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.There are many ways to reduce your risks and live a heart healthy life! As your Park District, we're proud to provide a variety of resources for you to keep your heart a bit happier and healthier! Spend time with loved...
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Snow Problem! How Gurnee Park District clears paths and parking lots.

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Blog Author: Steve Becker, Parks and Grounds Operations Supervisor. It's finally here, snow. With more expected, our team goes out to ensure pathways are cleared, especially those leading to our three main facilities; Hunt Club Park Community Center, FitNation Gurnee and Viking Park Community Center. Here are a few ways Gurnee Park District's ...
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Guest — Jim Goshorn
Very proud of our dedicated park professionals. Thank you!
Saturday, February 8 2020, 12:59 pm
Guest — Suzanne Gage
Steve Becker and the GPD Parks team are the best!
Sunday, February 9 2020, 4:19 pm
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GO GURNEE Gives Back!

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Over the weekend, GO GURNEE's walking mission was taken a step further by volunteering at Feed My Starving Children (742 E Park Avenue) in Libertyville, Illinois. ​ "Everyone was thrilled to be a part of it. Many had never been to FMSC before. It was a good day and we did a good thing," Go Gurnee Volunteer, Quin O'Brien  GO has a simple missio...
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HIIT FIT CHALLENGE – Start Your 2020 Resolution STRONG!

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Program designed by Personal Trainer, Kerry Quinn and FitNation Gurnee General Manager Chris Leathers. ​ Have you seen the PreCor Assault Bike at FitNation on Nations Drive? It can be yours! All you have to do is enter the HIIT FIT Challenge to be qualified to WIN! Both members and nonmembers of FitNation Gurnee are welcome to participate.&nbs...
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Guest — Al
Do you have to make all Monday weigh-ins to be qualified to win? Or is it ok if one is missed for previous obligation?
Tuesday, January 21 2020, 8:57 am
Guest — Chris Leathers
Hi, thank you for your inquiry! You do not have to make all the weigh-ins. Really, you just have to weigh in twice. Once in the be... Read More
Tuesday, January 21 2020, 11:44 am
Guest — Cynthia
I'm trying to sign up but the link isn't working.
Friday, January 24 2020, 3:46 pm
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Quick tips for parents: Ways to get your child ready for preschool.

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Blog Author: Sue McDougle, CPRP, Preschool Manager | The teachers and staff of Growing Tree Preschool look forward to meeting and learning with your child and your family.  Looking for a preschool that will meet the needs of your child?  Attend an upcoming Growing Tree Preschool Open House. Click for more information! Growi...
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Biking My Way Through My Bucket List

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Blog Author: FitNation Gurnee Member, George Inman |  We met up with one of our members, George, who just completed his second cross-country bike tour. Learn more about George's travelling adventures, why he chooses to train at FitNation Gurnee and how he trains for such an amazing feat. "While I do bike often, I don't consider myself a c...
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What is your 2020 vision?

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As we look to achieve new resolutions, Gurnee Park District is proud to support and help you try something NEW! From active lifestyle resolutions to new hobbies, make a vision board for yourself and get out of your comfort zone. Wishing you all the best in 2020! ​ An active lifestyle resolution  It can be difficult to find what works for ...
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Welcome FitNation Gurnee's NEW General Manager, Chris Leathers.

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With 15 years of experience in the fitness industry, Chris is highly motivated and excited to join the Gurnee Park District team. ​Check out his complete blog below!  I look forward to utilizing my industry experience to continue to provide high quality, FitNation customer service and be a positive impact for the Gurnee community and beyond. C...
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