Warren Special Recreation Association (WSRA)

Warren Special Recreation Association (WSRA) is a partnership of the Gurnee, Grandwood Park and Wildwood Park Districts as well as Warren Township. In 2012, WSRA added a new location at 100 S. Greenleaf Street in Gurnee. This location handles all administrative responsibilities and some programs for WSRA. Various programs and summer day camps will continue to be held at the WSRA building at the Warren Township Center, 17801 W. Washington Street in Gurnee.

Download the current WSRA program brochure. Or visit WSRA's website.

To request a brochure, register for programs or to be placed on the mailing list, please call 847-244-6619.

What Does WSRA Do?

WSRA is dedicated to providing recreational opportunities to people of all ages and various disabilities. They offer a range of programs from Special Olympics and social clubs to arts and crafts. Their programs provide opportunities, not only for recreation, but fitness, independence, social skills, behavior development and many other life skills. Often goals are met without even realizing it because the participants have so much fun!

What Types of Programs Does WSRA Offer?

WSRA offers a wide variety of programs for all ages ranging from preschoolers to adults. There is something for everyone!

  • Ages 3-6: swim lessons, music and socialization, arts and crafts
  • Youth: after school and days off programming, swim lessons, community outings and seasonal camps
  • Teens: after school programming, social clubs, Special Olympics, seasonal camps and art programs
  • Adults:day programs, social clubs, Special Olympics, movie trips, dining, exercise programs and special events

These are just a sampling of the programs you will find at WSRA. Please contact WSRA or check out their seasonal brochure at www.warrenspecialrec.org.


WSRA and its member districts believe that all participants should be provided with leisure opportunities for everyone that allow for performance at their highest level of ability. Inclusion helps to provide a smooth transition from WSRA to a member Park District/Township program. If you are interested in Park District/Township programming and desire inclusion assistance, contact the WSRA office at 847-244-6619.