Gurnee Park District News

Play soccer this fall with Gurnee Park District. Join a team today!

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Soccer leagues are available for kindergarten – 5th grade. Join a team today! Season starts the week of August 30! Learn a few benefits of playing youth soccer this fall! Exercise  Soccer provides two days of active, outside play. Seeing our players leave happy and tired from a good practice is always a welcome sight. Soccer is a great sport f...
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Gurnee Days 2021 August 7 - August 8 at Viking Park

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What is summer without a festival! Gurnee Days comes back for another exciting year from August 7 to August 8. Enjoy family activities and entertainment for all ages. This year's lineup include local food booths, Exchange Club of Gurnee's Ribfest, car show and much anticipated fireworks show. Here is what is going on at Gurnee Days this weekend!&nb...
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End of Summer Celebrations in Gurnee!

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Where did the time go? Getting ready to go back to school soon? We hope not! There is still so much to do to celebrate the summer, here in Gurnee. Check out a few ways to stay active and continue to soak up the sun with Gurnee Park District. Christmas in July  Celebrate the holiday season this SUMMER at Christmas in July! Santa is taking ...
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Above the Barre Wins 1st Place at National Competition for Jazz Performance

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Gurnee Park District's competitive dance company, Above the Barre went to the Hall of Fame Regional competition in April with great success, prompting many solo/duets and company members attending Nationals for the first time. "We are proud of all the members of the Above the Barre Company. The support the dancers give to each other, and the dedica...
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July 31 FitNation Membership Offer. One Day ONLY!

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ONE DAY ONLY! JULY 31 BECOME A FIT MEMBER TO RECEIVE...$1.00 INITIATION FEE YOUR 1st MONTH FREE YOUR 13th MONTH FREEThat is 2 FREE MONTHS. A $100 membership savings! Offer available JULY 31, in-person only at FitNation Gurnee (1655 Nations Drive) or Hunt Club Community Center (920 Hunt Club Road) Members, you're invited to bring a me...
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Spend a summer day at Hunt Club Park in Gurnee.

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Summer is a time of sunshine, relaxation and celebrations. Take a step back, relax and enjoy time at your neighborhood park. Hunt Club Park located at 900 Hunt Club Road in Gurnee, Illinois is a great place for adults and children. The possibilities at one location are endless! Check out all there is to do. Be sure to visit this summer!  Plan ...
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GO GURNEE's Adult Walking Club Returns

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Free to join and a great way to socialize and get in some exercise, GO GURNEE's Adult Walking Club will start back up again on Saturday, July 10. All Walking Club walks will take place at 9:00 am on Saturday mornings. From Gurnee Park District parks to Lake County Forest Preserves, each walk brings a new route and new path or trail to explore. Walk...
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Enjoy coffee and conversation with Gurnee Park District Directors. Perks at Parks is a great way to share your feedback.

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Our District administrators invite you to coffee and conversation this summer and early fall.Provide your input, share your feedback or stop by for a "cup of joe" to say hello. All Perks at Parks will meet Saturday mornings from 10 – 11am. Perks at Parks is a great opportunity for residents to meet administrators, collaborate and work together to e...
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KidNation/Childcare at FitNation Gurnee OPENS Monday, June 28.

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We're happy to announce that KidNation, our childcare facility on Nations Drive will reopen Monday June 28, 2021. KidNation/Childcare Operational Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 11:30 amSaturday - Sunday 8:00 - 11:30 am Monday - Thursday 4:30 - 8:00 pm KidNation/Childcare Access: KidNation/Childcare must be added or already a part of your member...
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NOW OPEN - Spa / Whirlpool at FitNation Gurnee on Nations Drive

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Spa / WhirlpoolWe are happy to announce that our spa / whirl pool at Nations Drive is open for use. This is effective immediately! We appreciate your continued patience and support. Additional facility updates are provided below. Saunas / Steam RoomsOpen for use to all our guests and members. KidNation / ChildcareOur childcare room w...
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Pollinator Week Is This Week! Learn More About Gurnee's Pollinator Garden At O'Plaine Community Park.

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Did you know that the week of June 21st-27th is recognized as "Pollinator Week?" During this week, many avid gardeners, beekeepers, wildlife conservationists and more celebrate the services that pollinators such as bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles provide to our environment! These pollinators are an influential part of our livelihood, as...
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Saunas and Steam Rooms OPEN Saturday, June 19 at FitNation on Nations Drive

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We are happy to announce that our saunas and steam rooms will reopen tomorrow, June 19 at 7:00am. Due to maintenance, the spa/whirlpool remains closed. Once completed, additional communication will be sent. Our childcare room will also re-open once we have secured adequate staffing. We anticipate KidNation reopening no later than the end of June. W...
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Summer Camp in Gurnee

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Summer Camp builds confidence and independence and allows children to meet lifelong friends. Plan to attend summer camp, right here in Gurnee! Why choose the Gurnee Park District for your child's summer camp?  The key to an amazing summer at the Gurnee Park District is our dedicated and talented camp staff. Gurnee Park District's number one pr...
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Message From Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla | Gurnee Park District and Phase 5

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As you may know, the State of Illinois has entered into Phase 5 for COVID 19 mitigations. This is a very important milestone for Gurnee Park District and one that I hope we can celebrate together. As we do so, I wanted to take a moment to recognize you for all of your patience and understanding with the many changes we experienced as a community. F...
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Message From Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla | FitNation and Phase 5

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As you may know, the State of Illinois has entered into Phase 5 for COVID 19 mitigations. This is a very important milestone for FitNation and one that I hope we can celebrate together. As we do so, I wanted to take a moment to recognize you for all of your patience and understanding with the many changes we experienced at FitNation. From a complet...
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NEW Cricket Field to Open in Gurnee on June 12, 2021 with Ribbon Cutting Event.

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On June 12, you're invited to celebrate the opening of a new athletic field … CRICKET! Festivities will begin at 10:00 am. "We're excited to bring the game of Cricket to Gurnee," Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla  Never heard of the sport of Cricket? Never played? No problem! Ribbon Cutting Event will include demonstrations from members...
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Gurnee Days Weekend Announced. Join Gurnee Park District and Village of Gurnee August 7-August 8, 2021

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Gurnee Park District and the Village of Gurnee are proud to announce the decision to move forward with a modified Gurnee Days Weekend, Saturday and Sunday. August 7-8, 2021. While details are still pending, officials have confirmed that Saturday evening concert and fireworks, Sunday parade (themed The Great Outdoors), car show, food booths and Exch...
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Summer events in Gurnee. FREE and low cost summer fun for the entire family!

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As restrictions due to the pandemic continue to improve, Gurnee Park District is proud to provide a variety of low cost / no cost events for the Gurnee community this summer.  FREE Youth Fishing Derby  See how many fish you can catch at the Youth Fishing Derby! Connect with the great outdoors and fish during open park hours. From Jun...
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Get ready Gurnee! The Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center opens May 29!

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Gurnee, we know you're ready to jump in and swim at your local pool all summer long! Here are a few ways to make the most out of your summer at the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center. Plan a pool day with friends   Family visiting from out of town? Baby-sitting for a friend? Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center offers $12 online day passes. Day passe...
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Summer Message From Gurnee Park District Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla

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All of us here at the Gurnee Park District are very excited to welcome summer and the prospects of more socially safe activities in our parks and community centers and more importantly seeing our community out and about once again. Fortunately, this summer, many of our programs will be offered in formats similar to pre-covid while honoring the miti...
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