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Prepare for 2021 – 2022 Preschool. Attend an upcoming open house with Growing Tree Preschool in Gurnee.

Growing Tree Preschool April Open House
Find the perfect Preschool fit for your family. From full day to half day and extended care, Growing Tree Preschool looks forward to educating children ages 2 to 4 in a play-based, creative, safe and nurturing atmosphere. Learn more and start at Growing Tree Preschool today! Two open houses are available for families to make an appointmen...
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Summer Camp in Gurnee. Safe, FUN and Affordable!

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Attend Gurnee Park District summer camp at Viking Park and Hunt Club Park. Summer camp in Gurnee is safe, FUN and affordable. This year, families are able to select and sign-up for 5 sessions of camp. To align with local school schedules, sessions offer one or two week options. Limited space is available to adhere to social distancing guidelines se...
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Spring Walking Trails in Gurnee. Avoid the mud, enjoy nature and keep moving!

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Walking. It is the easiest form of exercise all ages and ability levels can accomplish. Being a part of the GO GURNEE movement, encourages community members to commit to walking 30 minutes a day. Already a part of the GO GURNEE movement? Don't forget to wear your GO t-shirt when you're on the move and our walking this spring! Now, more than ev...
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Spring 2021, New Beginnings

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2021 is truly a new beginning and this spring we're looking forward to FUN within our facilities, parks and programs. Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan provides more flexibility for fitness, parks and recreation. We are happy to announce that the fitness center at Hunt Club Community Center opened  March 8th, allowing members who frequ...
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Spend Your Summer at Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center in Gurnee

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We know you're ready to jump in and swim! This summer might look a little different, but we're excited to reopen our pool with additional safety protocols that align with state and IDPH guidelines. Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center's opening day is Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 29.  All Amenities Available No closures here! All H...
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So Many Ways to Celebrate Spring Break in Gurnee!

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Planning "stay cation" activities this year? We're here for you! There are plenty of ways to celebrate spring holidays as well as enjoy time off work, school and e-learning. Check out what is going on in Gurnee during your spring break.  Days Off School - Themed Days at Hunt Club Park Community Center  Our friends that attend District 50 ...
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Spring Soccer and Safety Protocols

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Spring Soccer in Gurnee. Learn about new safety protocols and plan to play this April! Gurnee Park District looks forward to kicking it with another spring soccer season! 4 to 10 year old athletes can a join a team and learn the game in a safe environment. The spring 2021 season will start the week of Monday, April 5th end Saturday, June 12th, incl...
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Open March 8, 2021 - FitNation at Hunt Club Community Center

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On behalf of the FitNation team we're happy to announce that our FitNation location inside Hunt Club Community Center will reopen on March 8, 2021. Only the upstairs fitness floor and indoor track will be available to FitNation members at this time. The gymnasium at Hunt Club Community Center will not be available for member or drop-in use at ...
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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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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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Guest — Mike McCoy
Hello Are there any discussions regarding Summer Concerts at Viking Park for 2021?
Saturday, March 13 2021, 7:06 pm
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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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When will the saunas reopen?
Thursday, March 18 2021, 9:43 am
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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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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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