Park Rules

When at any Gurnee Park District park or facility please notify us with any hazardous conditions 847-623-7788. Please continue to report any unusual activity to the Gurnee Police 911. 

  • Hours: sunrise to sunset
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited
  • Leash and pick up after all pets
  • Pets are not permitted on the playground area or sports fields
  • Rollerblades and skateboards are not permitted on or near playgrounds
  • Bicycles, tricycles, scooters, or similar vehicles should not be used on the playground. Please park them in the bike rack
  • Parents are responsible for the supervision and conduct of their children at all times
  • Please use your discretion as to your child's physical ability to use any of the playground equipment
  • Games and sports are allowed in designated areas only
  • Motorized vehicles left after closing will be towed at owner's expense
  • Loitering in parking lot is not allowed
  • Hunting and firearms are not allowed
  • To preserve nature, please stay on the marked trail
  • Metal detectors of any kind are not allowed in the parks
  • Golfing is not permitted in parks
  • Organized league games or practices are not permitted without a permit
  • Tobacco use is not allowed on or within 25 ft. of any playground, sports field, skate park, shelter or structure and at any outdoor special events

WARNING: Violation of these rules may result in a fine of up to $1,000. We ask for your assistance by reporting vandalism or unsafe conditions to the Gurnee Police, 911 or the Park District Office at 847-623-7788. Thank you.

A complete list of park rules can be found in the Gurnee Park District Ordinance Code:

View Complete Ordinance Code here

Inclement Weather Resources

Rainout Line

Stay up to date on all facility closures and program updates when inclement weather approaches.

Additional emergency closure information can be found here


Hunt Club Park and Viking Park are equipped with a lightning prediction system. When lightning in the area is predicted a 15-second warning horn will sound. If the horn is heard:

  • All activities and games will be postponed
  • Participants and viewers will need to seek shelter immediately in a building or hard top vehicle
  • Thor Guard’s all clear signal is three short horn blasts and a strobe light will flash and stop when the storm has ended

All patrons should use common sense when they hear thunder and/or observe lightning in the area and should proceed into a safe location. For more information about the Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System, please visit ThorGuard Mobile or contact the Director of Parks and Planning, Kraig Owens, at 847-599-3763.

Athletic Field Ordinances

Athletic Field Rentals

Are you looking to rent a Gurnee Park District field? Contact the front desk at 847-623-7788 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for complete details and available dates.

Soccer Goal Safety Information

The Gurnee Park District Board of Commissioners adopted a policy on soccer goal safety on August 16, 2011 to specifically address the safety issues associated with movable soccer goals. For more information, please download the entire policy below:

Download the Soccer Goal Safety and Education Policy