Restore Illinois - Parks and Facilities 

Updates for all Park District parks, programs and facilities during Phase 4 can be found HERE.

We are committed to the health and safety of our customers and thank you for your continued patience and understanding. For more information about COVID-19, visit the cdc.gov website.

Click for all park and facility updates

Facilities

Visit FitNation on Nations Drive to become a member today! 

  • FitNation Nations Drive – 1655 Nations Drive
  • Temporarily CLOSED - FitNation inside Hunt Club Park Community Center – 920 N. Hunt Club Road

Learn more about being a FitNation member

FitNation and Hunt Club Park Community Center Rentals:

  • At this time, limited rental opportunities are available

View more rental information here

Outdoor pool season begins Memorial Day weekend and ends after the Labor Day weekend. 

Purchase your pool pass or plan a pool party! Daily entry fee is $10 if you click and buy online!

  • Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center – 900 N. Hunt Club Road

Purchase your pool season pass!

Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center Rentals

  • Have a birthday bash or rent the pool for a group outing

View more rental information here

This location is temporarily CLOSED. 

  • Hunt Club Park Community Center – 920 N. Hunt Club Road

Hunt Club Park Community Center Rentals

  • Indoor rentals at this location are temporarily unavailable 

View more rental information here

Home to Growing Tree Preschool and Gurnee Park District's Administrative Offices. 

  • Viking Park Community Center – 4374 Old Grand Avenue

Viking Park Dance Hall and Meeting Room Rentals

  • Indoor rentals are temporarily unavailable 

View more rental information here

Playgrounds

From tot to pre-teens, Gurnee Park District playgrounds provide free, fun play for all ages. With a variety of amenities, each playground is built with safety as the number one priority. With over 15 playgrounds, the capital improvement plan includes scheduled park repairs and renovations on a yearly basis.

Click to view capital improvement plan.

Playground Directory

  • Betty Russell Community Park – 5300 Pinewood Road
  • Chittenden Park – Grandville Avenue and Estes Street
  • Christine Thompson Community Park – Woodlawn and Belle Plaine Avenue
  • Churchill Hunt Park – 6000 Westminster Lane
  • Concord Oaks Park – Woodbury Circle
  • Hunt Club Park – 900 North Hunt Club Road
  • Kings Park – Providence Road
  • O’Plaine Community Park – O’plaine Road and Russell Avenue
  • Prairie Oaks Park - Shagbark Ct & Deer Run
  • Providence Park - Longmeadow Drive & Waterbury Avenue
  • Ravinia Park – Ravinia Drive
  • Shaw Park – Belle Plaine Avenue and Lee Avenue
  • South Road Park - South Dr & Fuller Rd
  • Southridge Park – Southridge Drive
  • Spaulding School/Park – 3638 Florida Avenue
  • Timberwoods Park – Old Walnut and Cascade Way
  • University Park – University Avenue and Estes Street
  • Viking Park – 4374 Old Grand Avenue
  • Village Park/Nature Preserve – Continental Village
  • Vineyard Park – Vineyard Drive
  • Westgate Park – Lawson Boulevard and Hancock

Athletic Fields and Courts

We’re proud to offer courts and athletic fields for our residents and Park District athletic teams. From rentals to games, we hope you come out and play!

Athletic Fields and Courts Directory

Walking Paths and Trails Directory

  • Betty Russell Community Park – 5300 Pinewood Road
  • Churchill Hunt Park - 6000 Westminster Lane 
  • Country Trails Parkway - Sunnyside Road 
  • HeatherRidge Woods - Route 21 & HeatherRidge Entrance 
  • Hunt Club Park - 900 North Hunt Club Road 
  • Pembrook Woods - Oakview Lane and Parkside Street 
  • Prairie Oaks Park - Shagbark Court & Deer Run 
  • Providence Park - Longmeadow & Waterbury Avenue 
  • Ravinia Park - Ravinia Drive 
  • Shaw Park - Belle Plaine Avenue and Lee Avenue 
  • Southridge Park - Southridge Drive 
  • University Park - University Avenue and Estes Avenue
  • Viking Park - 4374 Old Grand Avenue 
  • Viking Park West - Kilbourne Road 
  • Village Park - Vineyard Drive

Nature and Wildlife Conservations

  • Betty Russell Community Park – 5300 Pinewood Road
  • Churchill Hunt Park - 6000 Westminster Lane 
  • Country Trails Parkway - Sunnyside Road 
  • Esper Petersen Park - Grand Avenue & Kilbourn Avenue
  • Eugene J. Kennick Park Site - Northwestern and Clearview 
  • HeatherRidge Woods - Route 21 & HeatherRidge Entrance
  • Pembrook Woods - Oakview Lane and Parkside Street 
  • Shaw Park - Belle Plaine Avenue and Lee Avenue 
  • University Park - University Avenue and Estes Avenue
  • Village Park - Vineyard Drive

Fishing

Did you know you can catch and release at Hunt Club Park (900 North Hunt Club Road, Gurnee)? Please be sure to abide by the rules listed below and join us for our free summer Fishing Derby. 

Fishing Ordinances and Regulations

  • Fishing in District Waters shall comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations of the State of Illinois as administered by the Department of Natural Resources and comply with any rule or regulation or restriction posted by the District controlling the size, species and number of fish that can be taken from a designated body of water. Each fish possessed by an offender in excess of the fishing limit shall constitute a separate violation. 
  • Please be aware of signage at Hunt Club Park, which prohibit certain fishing locations.
  • Only a hook and line, using no more than two hooks per line, each line being closely attended, may be used.
  • No person shall use drugs, poisons, explosives, electricity, or missiles of any kind to fish in District Waters. 
  • No person shall dig, scratch, or otherwise disturb District Property in order to locate/take bait. 
  • Carefully and immediately return to the water any fish that does not conform to size or species restrictions imposed by any applicable state, or District law, ordinance, rule or regulation, or that the person chooses not to keep.
  • Ice fishing is prohibited on any District Waters.

Ice Rinks and Sled Hills

All ice rinks and sledding at Park District locations are unsupervised and for recreational use. For condition status of the following rinks and sled hill, please visit Rainout Line or call 847-268-2080.

  • Betty Russell Community Park – 5300 Pinewood Road
  • Hunt Club Park – 900 North Hunt Club Road
  • Viking Park – 4374 Old Grand Avenue

Christine Thompson Community Park - Woodlawn and Belle Plaine Avenue

  • Ice Rink
    • Use ice rink facilities at your own risk
    • Ice rink is not supervised
    • Park District programs have priority use
    • Private lessons or programs not contracted through the district are prohibited
    • Proper ice skates must be worn
    • Children under 12 must be supervised
    • Refrain from fighting and foul language
    • Rink use is for ice skating/hockey only
    • Ice rink closes at dusk
  • Sled Hill
    • Use sled hill at your own risk
    • Sled hill is not supervised
    • Private lessons or programs not contracted through the district are prohibited
    • Proper sleds must be used, no snowboards
    • Children under 12 must be supervised
    • Use caution when sledding and be considerate of others
    • Walk to the top of the sled hill along the fenced sides of the hill to avoid collisions
    • Sled down the hill only when it is clear of others
    • Sledding is permitted only in designated areas
    • No jumps, ramps or similar devices are permitted
    • Sled hill closes at dusk
  • The following criteria must be met in order to develop skateable ice:
    • 5-7 inches of ground frost
    • Average temperatures of 20 degrees Fahrenheit or colder for five consecutive days
    • Minimum of five days to spray and freeze to make ice
    • Periodic sweeping and resurfacing as needed depending on weather conditions.
  • For ice rink conditions, please call Gurnee Park District's Rainout Line at 847-268-2080 or check online at Rainout Line.