Gurnee Park District News

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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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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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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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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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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Someone to Know in Gurnee. Mike Wick, Gurnee Park District's Director of Recreation

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"For the last five years, Mike has served the community of Wauwatosa as their Director of Recreation. His hard work did not go unnoticed as he spear headed the implementation of a new registration process, launched a new three-year-old preschool program, Tosa Tots, ran operations for the Hart Park Senior Center, and co-created a wheelchair basketba...
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Spring time play ... the clean way!

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Blog Author: Kraig Owens, CPSI, Safety Supervisor | We hear that you're looking for ways to get out and play? With a rough winter and some showers over the weekend, the ground is still wet. Meaning one thing, mud is everywhere. If you're looking to keep your kiddos clean, or at least try to, here are a few of our favorite l...
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Walking Club Volunteer, Quin O'Brien GOes the Extra Mile!

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​Blog Author: Quin O'Brien | Flipping through Gurnee Park District's program guide, I came across GO GURNEE. With an individual goal set to walk 10,000 steps a day, it seemed like a great way to add variety to my walks. As one of the newest Walking Club members, I look forward to meeting others as well as recruiting and encouraging the communi...
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Above the Barre Goes Beyond!

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Our competitive dance company, Above the Barre took home a variety of titles at Wilmette Park District Center for the Arts dance department's seventh annual dance competition. " We have great veteran staff and even better talent. From choreographer, Sam Murphy to our talented Above the Barre company, we continue to work hard and prepare f...
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Welcome to Spring!

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Blog Author: Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla | Are you ready to play? From our NEW playgrounds to special events, there is something fun for everyone! I'm eager and ready for park goers to experience updates at Westgate, University and Shaw Parks. New innovative playgrounds and tot lots will delight your children and provide plenty of...
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9th Consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Announced

For the 9th consecutive year, our Business Services team is  pleased to announce that they have received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award represents a significant achievement by a government entity. It reflects commitment of the gov...
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Volunteers Awarded for Their Community Service.

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Gurnee Park District's fitness facilities, special events, and youth athletic programs would not be the same without support of community volunteers. This year, Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) with Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) honored one intergovernmental partnership and four volunteers that donate their time ...
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Bundle up and go sledding!

Take advantage of the snow! Christine Thompson's Sled Hill has had a busy winter so far! The park is located at the corner of Woodlawn and Belle Plaine Avenue in Gurnee. Your most common questions are answered here. Stay safe and enjoy the snow! ​ Is the sled hill open? Be sure you check these resources before leaving your home! Click here for...
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Back to Preschool

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Blog Author: Sue McDougle, Preschool Manager -  The first days of preschool are exciting ! Children are ready to carry their favorite character backpack, wear a special outfit and meet their classmates. This day may also contain some anxious moments for you and your child. Here are a few things to keep in mind on the first day back or the firs...
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