Gurnee Park District News

Ways to WIN this Winter!

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​A message from Executive Director, Susie Kuruvilla, CPA, CPRP |  As we look to achieve new resolutions, Gurnee Park District is proud to support and help you achieve your health and wellness goals. From physical to mental to social health, we're here provide resources for your success. "Whether your New Year's Resolution for 2020 is focused o...
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Gurnee Park District Youth Basketball Coach, Maggie Newton volunteers her time and shares her passion.

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Blog Author: Athletics Supervisor: Chris Marzano, CPRP Volunteer coaches make a huge difference, not only by supporting athletes but by dedicating their time to our programs. On behalf of Gurnee Park District Youth Basketball , we would like to thank all coaches who continue to dedicate their time. This blog spotlights one of our volunteer, youth b...
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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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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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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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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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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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Above the Barre Goes Beyond at I Love Dance

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Gurnee Park District competitive dance company, Above the Barre demonstrated precision, poise and success at the 41st annual I Love Dance competition. ​ With fifth year veterans, the success of the company was no surprise to Kris Norwood, Dance Coordinator for Gurnee Park District. ​ "Team dynamic goes beyond goes beyond hard work and dedication.&n...
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Host your next event at the park!

​ Blog author: Lori Friedl, Recreation Coordinator |  Get your family together at one of many park shelters this spring or summer! No need to get your house ready to host guests, our shelters got you covered! (pun intended) Here's a few questions from previous renters that might be helpful. Looking for space for the kids to play? ​ No problem!...
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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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