So Many Ways to Jump in at Hunt Club Aquatic Center

Party, play and plunge! The pool is the perfect place to reset and enjoy summer! The best prices of the season have extended to March 14, 2018! Purchase your pass here. PartyThrow a private party at the pool! Parties include the cost for 15 guests and 3 adult chaperones.Additional guests can be added for a small fee. Make a splash with two hours of...

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Springing Forward with Susie Kuruvilla, Executive Director

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"Life is like riding a bicycle, in order to keep your balance you must keep moving" (author: unknown)At the Gurnee Park District, we continue to keep moving forward. A recent analysis shows that the Gurnee Park District demographics have changed considerably in the past 8 years (since the last census in 2010). Our younger population under the age o...

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Teaming Up With Gurnee Police Department to Stop Bullying

Tami Martin, Education Specialist for Gurnee Police Department visited CARE, our before and after school program to shine a light on bullying and how to stop it from occurring.  Bullied herself, Officer Martin looked to a career that would help serve and protect others. With experience as a high school police officer, Martin developed a passio...

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GPD Wins Gold for Aquatic Safety

Jeff Ellis and Associates, Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consultants awarded Gurnee Park District, 2017 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award  Unannounced audits evaluated the effectiveness of training, supervision and record keeping. Gurnee Park District was awarded by scoring in the top 30% of criteria. Guests are consistently being a...

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Have a Healthy Heart

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! Here are a few ways!  Stay Active All it takes is 30 minutes, 5 days a week. Challenge yourself to take a walk during lunch, get to the...

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Plan Summer on February 5th!

​Plan your best summer ever! Register now! Here are five reasons why:  1) Don't Miss Out Many camps have limited availability. Make sure to secure your spot for the best summer ever! Registration starts on February 5. Be sure to save the date. 2) Extend Your Camp Day Before care, after camp care and morning swim lessons are...

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Exceptional Workplace Award Winner

​ Illinois Park and Recreation Association awarded Gurnee Park District, Exceptional Workplace Award. "We're proud of this award and continue to strive to adapt to the ever changing needs of our employees and our customers," shared Scott Crowe CPRE, Director of Recreation. Winners were selected by meeting a certain percentage of 50 criteria ranging...

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Gurnee Preschool - Start at Growing Tree Preschool

Learn more at Open House to start at Growing Tree Preschool on January 23 and January 24!  Find the perfect preschool fit for your family. From full day to half day and extended care, Growing Tree Preschool looks forward to educating 2 to 4 year olds in a play-based, creative, safe and nurturing atmosphere. Come grow with us. Here's why!&...

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Learn Self Defense

Educate yourself and be aware of your surroundings. By learning self-defense, you're able to have a sense of security, enhanced peace of mind, reduced fear and improved confidence. Take the time to learn how to protect yourself with one workshop at Hunt Club Community Center! Learn more and register for your two hour workshop today. ​January 8 ...

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Spotlight on Performing Arts

​Through theater, music and dance programs children are able to express creativity, learn, develop useful skills, and spotlight their talents. Learn the top five reasons why your child should enroll in one of the performing arts programs offered by Gurnee Park District. 1) STAY ACTIVE  Get moving and hit the dance floor.From ballet to tap...

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Winter Weather Resources - Guide for Gurnee

  Snow is here and most likely, here to stay! Be sure to use your community resources for the most up to date information on schedule changes, closings and cancellations.  From apps to text notifications, emails and social media, we got you covered and ready to take on winter! ​ Gurnee Park District Rainout Line – Opt In Here It's not jus...

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Winter Well Wishes from Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla

It is hard to believe that 2017 is coming to an end. As always, this is a time to reflect on the year and to be grateful and give thanks. We at the Gurnee Park District appreciate our community partners who continue to support our mission of promoting fun and preserving nature. A special thanks is in order for the Lake County Health Department, Gur...

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Winter Walking Tips - Layer Up!

Layer up and be aware of the proper clothing to keep you warm while you stay active this winter. Our Go Gurnee Walking Club shares that layers are a great way to keep your body the perfect temperature during your work out. ​ Layer 1: Synthetic Material A thermal, spandex or polypropylene keeps the sweat away from your body.These materials work as i...

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Reasons to Receive a Wellness Exam

 We're excited to offer FREE wellness screens and flu shots, courtesy of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. On November 28, from 8:30AM – Noon treat yourself to the gift of health! Live well and live healthy this holiday season.​ Learn the benefits below: ​  Convenience After or before your work out get checked out...

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Family for Thanksgiving

Have a second helping of family this Thanksgiving! Start a new holiday tradition or join in on the family fun! Check out things to gobble up in Gurnee! ​Turkey Day Bootcamp | Hunt Club Park Community Center Burn that bird! Get a good workout in before the feast! This family fun fitness, is perfect for everyone.Bring your out of town guests, kids an...

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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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Congrats Halloween House Winners!

It was a cemetery show down, that would be the death of any judge! Thank you to all our participants who took their creativity to the next level.  Hard work was seen all over Gurnee, but these resting places took the title of top scare! Congrats winners!  1st Place - Lost Souls Cemetery Enter if you dare! Our 1st place winn...

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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 Communit...

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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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