Gurnee Park District News

COVID-19 Gurnee Park District Updates

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May 29, 2020 We are sure that you are as happy as we are to welcome warmer weather. Gurnee Park District is ready to welcome you back to our programs and facilities. As we head into Phase 3 of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan today, we want to share important updates on reopening, remaining closures and our intentions with facilities, prog...
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One location for all Virtual Programs. Check out Gurnee Park District’s Virtual Program Web Page.

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We're here for you! Hope you join in the FUN! The virtual program page is a great way to see everything that is offered in one place. From Friday night game nights, to virtual dance lessons and ESports, there is something for everyone to keep busy, stay active and have FUN. Friday Night is Game NightPlay BINGO or test your skills at a family trivia...
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Adjusting to working from home? Ways to stay productive, healthy and organized.

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Many professionals in our community have found themselves working from home. No time for your usual morning workout, no lunch break with co-workers, team collaborations, and forget about the time in the car after a long day to decompress before being greeted by your pet, baby sitting mother-in-law, or children. This blog will provide ways for ...
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Snow Problem! How Gurnee Park District clears paths and parking lots.

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Blog Author: Steve Becker, Parks and Grounds Operations Supervisor. It's finally here, snow. With more expected, our team goes out to ensure pathways are cleared, especially those leading to our three main facilities; Hunt Club Park Community Center, FitNation Gurnee and Viking Park Community Center. Here are a few ways Gurnee Park District's ...
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Guest — Jim Goshorn
Very proud of our dedicated park professionals. Thank you!
Saturday, February 8 2020, 12:59 pm
Guest — Suzanne Gage
Steve Becker and the GPD Parks team are the best!
Sunday, February 9 2020, 4:19 pm
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What is your 2020 vision?

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As we look to achieve new resolutions, Gurnee Park District is proud to support and help you try something NEW! From active lifestyle resolutions to new hobbies, make a vision board for yourself and get out of your comfort zone. Wishing you all the best in 2020! ​ An active lifestyle resolution  It can be difficult to find what works for ...
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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, CPRPVolunteer 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 bas...
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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, CPRPWinter time means youth 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 P...
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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 bee...
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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 welln...
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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 to...
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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 your...
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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 limi...
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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 poolHunt Club Park Aquatic Center Starting August 16 Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center hours ...
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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 18th annual Fishing Derby from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. F...
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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 activities,...
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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 pl...
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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 day...
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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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