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Benefits of Ballin'. Top 5 Reasons to join Gurnee Park District's Youth Basketball League

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Blog Author: Athletics Supervisor, Chris Marzano, CPRP Winter time means y outh basketball at Gurnee Park District. Each November, until mid-March, third through eighth graders, work on their skills, build teamwork, and have fun while competing on game day. Here are the top five reasons why you should join the youth basketball league at Gurnee...
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Trick or Treat with Gurnee Park District

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Blog Author: Special Events Manager, Beckie Korzyniewski, CPRP |  It is that time of year again! We're so excited to host our annual Trick or Treat Path  this Saturday, October 12 at Viking Park! Join us as ghouls, goblins and favorite characters greet trick or treaters from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Some scenes at the event have b...
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Give Back. Get Involved. Volunteer with Gurnee Park District!

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Blog Author: Jamie Richards, Recreation Coordinator |  Our Park District volunteers are the best! Every year, approximately 700 volunteers give back to the Gurnee community. From our athletic coaches to special events, many programs and events would not be possible without their continued support.   Top 5 reason to volunteer! You wil...
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How We Completed 100 Miles in 100 Days With GO GURNEE

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Blog Author: Janet Eppers | GO GURNEE CHAMPION   Born and raised in the Lake County area, completing GO GURNEE's Sedentary Smack Down challenge was a great way to work together to accomplish our goals.  ​ I was just coming off double hip replacement surgery, and Joe was looking for ways to stay active and dedicate time to a health and wel...
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Join #TEAMGPD

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Blog Author: Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla | Here at Gurnee Park District, our volunteers, employees, Board Members, and local partners, work together to serve the many residents of Gurnee Park District. These efforts all contribute to meeting our mission; promoting fun and preserving nature. Fall is a great time to be a part of #TEAMGPD...
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The benefits of dance class for your preschooler

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Blog Author: Kris Norwood, Performing Arts Coordinator ​ Gurnee Park District dance classes look to teach our favorite tiny dancers basic dance skills while having fun! Learn how our preschool dance classes keep children active, encourage social development, enhance critical thinking skills and improve confidence. Active Learning  Physica...
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Meet Aquatic Manager, Diane DeLorenzo

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Blog Author: Diane DeLorenzo |  As the Aquatic Manager, I will be responsible for overseeing the operation of the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center , FitNation Gurnee's Indoor Pool , Swim School at Fitnation , along with  swim lessons indoors at Warren High School and outdoors at the Aquatic Center .  I am very excited about working with...
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What's GOing on?

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By: Jennifer Gilbert, CPRP, Director of Marketing & Community Relations | Publication from: Volume 50, Number 4 | July/August 2019 Illinois Parks and Recreation | The magazine of the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association. ​ ​ If you haven't heard yet there is something GO-ing on in Northern Illi...
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Preschool Activities for Your Little Learner

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​Blog Author: Sue McDougle, CPRP, Preschool Manager |  Each day at Growing Tree Preschool is filled with a myriad of opportunities to learn, grow and play. Our active learners at Growing Tree Preschool  truly engage and are hands on each day.  From matching activities to science as well as cause and effect, there's always a new way t...
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5 Things to Know. My summer internship with Gurnee Park District.

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Blog Author: Marybeth Stone | Gurnee Park District Intern, Summer 2019 |  It feels like just yesterday, I was interviewing with the Director of Recreation Mike Wick ; feeling confident and nervous at the same time. Fast forward a couple of months, and I have experience under my belt. For those future interns out there, here's a few tips for yo...
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Your Guide to Gurnee Days!

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Blog Author: Gurnee Days President: Kraig Owens Gurnee celebrates summer every year at Gurnee Days ! Held since 1973, Gurnee Days continues to be a family orientated weekend filled with music, food and entertainment for all ages. Here are a five things to know before coming out and enjoying the festivities this year. ​ Plan on parking ​ Parking is ...
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Last Chance for Summer Events 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 in Gurnee. Here are a few ways to stay active and continue to soak up the sun with Gurnee Park District. Cool off at the pool Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center Starting August 16  Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center hour...
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Summer Walking Trails in Gurnee and Lake County

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GO GURNEE continues to grow. Local Park Districts have created their own movements, our GO GURNEE Walking Club members continue to meet every Saturday morning, and individuals stay motivated by walking within their own neighborhoods and community pathways. GO GURNEE, presented by Gurnee Park District, is a local wellness movement designed to increa...
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FREE Fitness in Gurnee! Thanks to FitNation.

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FitNation Gurnee is providing free, outdoor fitness for the sixth year!  The program was started  to make fitness accessible for everyone at every level. Gurnee Park District looks to help the community get healthier, while having a good time. From boot camp to yoga and hydrofit , there is something for every age and every ability level t...
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This weekend in Gurnee, go fishin'!

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Blog Author: Beckie Korzyniewski, CPRP, Special Events Manager |  Fishing is a wonderful outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by anyone at any age. All you need is worms, good fishing weather, patience and a lucky line! On July 13, Hunt Club Park 's Pond (900 Hunt Club Road) will host the 18 th annual Fishing Derby from 8:30 am to 11:00 a...
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Take your dog out for a walk

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Blog Author: Quin O'Brien |  Every Saturday, the GO GURNEE Walking Club hits the trails of Gurnee, other surrounding communities, and local forest preserves to be champions for the GO GURNEE movement. GO GURNEE, presented by Gurnee Park District , is a local wellness movement designed to increase people's health and well-being through activiti...
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Business Services Team Continues Financial Excellence

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Congratulations are in order for our Business Services Team.  For the 21st consecutive year, they have received  Excellence in Financial Reporting ​from the  Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).  The award represents government agencies who go beyond the minimum requirements of accepted...
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Election results for Board of Commissioners

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​With a passion for community service, both Gerry Crews and Saundra Campbell, were elected to Gurnee Park District's Board of Commissioners in April. Commissioner Gerry Crews  Since his first term in 2011, Commissioner Crews has been a part of many projects including the opening of FitNation Gurnee , O'Plaine Park's Pickleball Courts , several...
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Be social ALL summer!

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​Blog Author: Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla |  Summer happens to be my favorite season. It is the best time to get out, enjoy the beautiful weather, your family, and all Gurnee has to offer. This summer, we are delighted to offer a wide variety of ways to make sure your summer is social! For our younger residents, the first session of da...
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Check out some summer fun for yourself! Adult sports this summer in Gurnee.

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The kids are not the only ones looking forward to summer! It's a great season to try something new, get your friends together and just get out of the house and enjoy your parks. Here are a few ways adults can have fun in Gurnee too! Adult Pickleball  New and experienced pickleball players are needed the Gurnee Park District Pickleball Tourname...
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