Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis for all ages and athletic abilities. Click here for pickleball rules!

Saturday, September 29 - Men, Women, and Mixed Doubles Pickleball Tournament! Register as a pair or individual! This is an outdoor tournament. Format will be round robin play or pool play followed by single elimination bracket depending on number of teams in each division. Registration accepted through Friday, September 21 or until tournament fills. Adults must be 18 years of age or older. Fee: $25 per player; $5 each additional division

Click here to register for the tournament!

Indoor Open Pickleball:

Outdoor Pickleball:

  • Christine Thompson Park, Betty Russell Park, Hunt Club Park, O'Plaine Park (coming soon!)
  • FREE for everyone!
  • Equipment rentals available at Hunt Club Park Community Center and Viking Park Community Center
    • 48 hour rental for Gurnee residents (18+)
    • Provide a form of ID
    • Each equipment bag contains 2 paddles and 4 outdoor balls

Adult Sports and Leagues

Gurnee Park District offers several seasonal adult sports leagues and programs. Click here to view more information on leagues, days and times.


Adult Volleyball League

Outdoor recreational volleyball leagues offered at the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center. We offer a Thursday night women's league and a Sunday night co-ed league. Participants need to be 19 years and up to participate. The leagues format is designed with an emphasis on fun. For additional information, contact Ron Dorsey at 847-599-3758 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A co-ed indoor league is also offered at FitNation on Tuesdays during the fall and winter. Players must be 19 years and up and be a FitNation member.

Adult Softball

Men's Softball League

Gurnee Park District offers two summer softball for men. This league is designed with an emphasis on fun. Two men's divisions are offered; a competitive league on Monday nights and a recreational league on Tuesday nights. For additional information, contact Ron Dorsey at 847-599-3758 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Outdoor Soccer

Adult Soccer

Two local Gurnee teams participate in the Tri-County Soccer League. There are two different men's teams: over 30 and over 40. For additional information, contact Ron Dorsey at 847-599-3758 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Adult Golf

These classes are the perfect fit for any adult looking to learn how to play golf. The focus will be on club selection, chipping, pitching, putting, driving and using course management. Classes meet four times and for one-hour. The program ends with a Friday two-hour practice round on the course. The ratio will not exceed 8:1 to maximize the learning potential of each individual. Exceptions will be made for playing clinics. All classes are contracted through Bittersweet Golf Course. Click here to register.

Adult Tennis

There are several levels of adult instructional tennis programs:

  • Beginner: never played or played a little
  • Advanced Beginner/Intermediate (AB/I): can rally a little and have the basics of topspin, serve and some knowledge of rules and scoring.

Chose the program that fits your skill level. All classes are contracted through First Serve Management. Click here for more information and to register.


Couples, Women’s and Co-ed Volleyball Programs (Non-League)

Come out and enjoy a fun sport with your friends, meet other couples and enjoy informal volleyball games. The emphasis is on fun and recreational play in a supervised setting. For more information, please contact Ron Dorsey at 847-599-3758 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GO Gurnee Walking Club

You know it: walking is good for you. It's easy, fun and, best of all, free! So it's time to start walking - and join the Go Gurnee Walking Club! Walkers will meet at various locations near Gurnee on a variety of days and times.  Location will be sent via email each week to those who are registered. Everyone who registers receives a Go Gurnee t- shirt. Set a goal and reward yourself when you reach it. You'll look and feel better as each step brings you closer to overall health and wellness. Preregistration is required for this Free program.

Hiking and Outdoor Actvities

We offer hiking, cross country ski and snow shoeing trips during the fall and winter months. We travel to various locations in southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Some excursions also include lessons, guides or other special features. These programs are brought to you by GO Gurnee.

Guitar Lessons—Group and Private Lessons

Are you looking for a fun way to learn how to play guitar? Sign up for our private lessons. Lessons are 30 minutes and will be personally adjusted to the needs of the student. Click here to learn more about our guitar classes.


This class, for beginning to advanced artists, introduces composition, color theory, and  techniques needed to successfully complete a painting. Individual instruction will be given. Click here to learn more about our painting programs.  For a class supply list, click here.


Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore to stay healthy. Dance is a great way to burn calories, strengthen your bones and provides a great cardiovascular workout. Besides the health benefits, you will have fun along with socializing with friends. Click here to learn more about all of our dance classes.

Viking Park Singers

Love to sing? Want to have fun singing with a great bunch of people at a “recreational pace?” Then check out the Viking Park Singers! Under the direction of Rita Byrd, this adult community chorus of over 40 singers welcomes interested newcomers at any rehearsal. Click here to learn more about our Viking Park Singers program.

Gurnee Days Trail Run
(10k and 2 Mile Fun Run)

All ages welcome! Join us for a community race that utilizes the Des Plaines River trail limestone path system. A fast and flat course certified by USATF. Click here to learn more about the race.

Senior Programs: ages 55 and up

We offer recreational programs for all ages.

Monthly Mixers

Join your friends at our popular monthly luncheons. Enjoy a catered meal and professional entertainment every month. Register early as space is limited.

Senior Fit

This class will guide you through a series of exercises that will help increase mobility and flexibility. Each class introduces a warm-up, stretching, strength exercises as well as some cardio and a cool-down to help relieve the muscles. Register now for Senior Fit.

Senior FitNation Membership

Become a member of FitNation and receive a special discount! Membership is easy, and you only pay for the fitness amenities that you want to use. Joining is the easiest step in reaching your fitness goals.

Inclusion with WSRA Special Recreation

Gurnee Park District strives to ensure all the necessary accommodations are available to provide recreational opportunities to the entire community. To help us achieve this, we partner with Warren Special Recreation Association (WSRA) to provide support for the individuals that participate in our programs. For those that may need one on one assistance to help individuals with special needs participate in activities, please indicate a special need exists in your activity registration. If you feel your child has this need, we can work to secure an Inclusion Aid from WSRA, please be sure to register at least three (3) weeks prior to the start of your child’s activity so a proper companion can be secured. Availability of companions may vary, and certain criteria must be met for this support, but early registration is the most important way to allow enough time to secure this assistance.

In addition to support from WSRA, the Gurnee Park District provides accessible accommodations at its facilities, parks, and playgrounds to maximize access to all of our customers.