Facility Numbers

For general inquires, call 847-623-7788 to speak with a customer service representative.

To reach FitNation directly, call 847-623-4506 to speak with a front desk representative.

To directly reach Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center, call 847-599-3780 to speak with a customer service representative. 

To reach Hunt Club Park Community Center, call 847-623-7788 to speak wiht a customer service representative.

To reach Viking Park Community Center, call 847-623-7788 to speak with a customer service representative. 

Board of Commissioners

JimJim Goshorn
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847-855-0915

Jim Goshorn has been a resident of Gurnee since 1993 with his wife, Mary Beth. Jim and Mary Beth have a daughter and son, both graduates of Warren Township High School and active participants in Gurnee Park District programs.

Jim holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is professionally employed as an operations manager at AbbVie.

Jim has served on the Board of Commissioners since 2009. Prior to the elected position, Jim was a volunteer coach and participant in multiple strategic and facility planning committees.

GPD2016 Board VickiPaddock 3cVicki Paddock

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847-249-0087

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Saundra blue backgroundSaundra Campbell
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GPD2016 Board GeraldCrews 3cGerald Crews

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847-244-5449

Commissioner Gerry Crews was elected to the Board in April 2011. Gerry and his family have been residents of Gurnee for 25 years. He is active in community affairs such as: Gurnee Days, Exchange Club Events, and the annual Gurnee’s Relay for Life. Professionally, Gerry is a partner of JKR Financial Consultants, Ltd, a Retirement Planning Company, a Registered Representative with FSC Securities Corporation, graduate of University of Wisconsin’s CU Management School and has been in the banking, insurance and financial arena for over 30 years. He is a parishioner of St. Paul the Apostle and his younger children attend Warren Township High School.

Through the years, Gerry and his family have participated in many of the park district programs. “I am honored that the residents of Gurnee have elected me to serve as a commissioner on the Gurnee Park District Board. GPD has always provided a feeling of extended family to my wife and children through their exceptional programs and events. I look forward to bringing my passion for fiscal responsibility to future district planning and will focus on maintaining the high level of financial strength developed by my predecessors to ensure that such excellence continues to grow,” stated Crews.

GPD2016 Board LibbyBaker 3cMichelle Klemz
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Administrative Team

SusieSusie Kuruvilla

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847-599-3744

Mike WMichael Wick

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847-599-3756

Our Director of Recreation, Michael Wick, grew up in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, a small community approximately 60 miles northwest of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Growing up, he was actively involved in the community recreation programs, from swim lessons to summer school to any sport he could get involved in. After high school, he attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in Sports Management. During his summer breaks, Mike returned home to teach summer school classes and athletic camps. It was at that point he knew recreation was the professional field for him.

Upon graduation from La Crosse, Mike took the position of Recreation Specialist/Youth Athletics at the Waukegan Park District, where he worked for two years. From there, Mike accepted the position of Athletic Coordinator at the Elk Grove Park Distinct, where he oversaw programs and specialty camps, indoor and outdoor community facilities (50 outdoor athletic fields, five gymnasiums, meeting rooms at three locations, etc.) and community events. His most recent position was as the Executive Director of the Wauwatosa Recreation Department (Wauwatosa, WI just west of Milwaukee). There, Mike worked with the Recreation team to provide a full range of community recreation program services offering something for participants of any age.

Mike and his wife, Dayna, are the proud parents of two little girls, who are very excited to experience all of the wonderful facilities, parks and programs Gurnee Park District has to offer.

He is looking forward to building upon a high level of organizational success and a first class community recreation department.  Mike is very much look forward to working with the team at Gurnee Park District to ensure the best programs and services are offered to our residents.

Mike SMike Szpylman

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847-599-3747

Our Director of Business Services, Michael Szpylman, grew up just next to Gurnee in Waukegan, IL. When he grew up in Waukegan, he was a heavy user of the Waukegan Park District playing baseball and soccer as well attending camp, visiting the pool and exploring the ravine and woods at Bowen Park.

Now as an adult, his entire family is able to enjoy so much of what Gurnee Park District has to offer. His three daughters all attended preschool with the Park District as well as participated in so many of the recreation programs from dance to soccer to youth musical theater just to name a few. His girls love going to Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center throughout the summer and attending the awesome summer camps. Emily and Natalie (his oldest daughters) love outdoor survivor camp! Mike and his wife, Vicki, enjoy working out at both FitNation locations, love playing pickleball at the Park District and not to mention dropping the girls off at the always appreciated Parents’ Night Out program. And let’s not forget the awesome parks that his family enjoys on a regular basis during the weekends and nice spring, summer and fall nights.

Prior to his employment at Gurnee Park District, Michael worked for the Arena Football League as controller and for TopGolf USA as chief financial officer. In 2009, Michael moved into the government sector as the Finance Director in Kronenwetter, WI. While working in Kronenwetter, Michael saw the Director of Business Services job opportunity for Gurnee Park District and jumped at the chance to come home to Northern Lake County in a career he loves.

Michael was hired as Director of Business Services in October 2010. As Director of Business Services, Michael oversees all financial aspects of the Park District including accounting, accounts payable, financial reporting as well as human resources and information technology.

JenniferJennifer Gilbert

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Our Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Jennifer Gilbert, fondly recalls her earliest memories of Gurnee Park District including riding her bike through Viking Park, using her Park District pool pass to swim at the High School pool or “PIT” almost daily and a memorable fall themed ribbon cutting event at O’Plaine park, adjacent to her childhood home. “I have always been connected to Gurnee Park District in one way or another,” she stated.

Prior to her employment at Gurnee Park District, Jennifer’s relationship continued to grow as a sponsor of district special events with her previous employer. When she discovered an opportunity to bring her marketing and communication expertise to the Park District she knew it was the perfect role for her.

Jennifer was hired as the Marketing and PR Manager in 2008 and since then has not only expanded marketing and communication efforts through many advertising channels, she has spearheaded social media for the District, expanded community and media relations and built a team of marketing professionals that care for the brand, communications, advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

Jennifer has served on many committees including a Village of Gurnee Diversity Committee, past Gurnee Rotary Member, PR Council of Lake County Member and past chair, Live Well Lake County Be Active: Walking Action Team Co-Chair, Business Education Partners Program Member (BEPP), United Way of Lake County marketing advisor and several other committees and action teams throughout the community and Lake County.

Jennifer was promoted to Director of Marketing and Community Relations in April of 2016 after the successful brand launch of FitNation and rollout of Gurnee Park District’s newest health movement, GO GURNEE.

“I am so very proud to work for Gurnee Park District and look forward to finding ways to better serve our community every day!” Jennifer added.

Reinhard16 rgbWebJeff Reinhard

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847-599-3770

Jeff has been with the District for 26 years and has seen a lot of growth in the community and the park district in general. Jeff’s experience in the park and recreation field dates back to when he was 16 years old and got his first job with his local park district working in the parks department. He attended Illinois State University and received a BA in Business Administration, all the while continuing to work summers at the park district. It was an easy transition to stay in the park field after college to make this his life’s work. Early in his career, he had a passion to build parks and playgrounds. Under his leadership, Gurnee Park District has added over 20 new parks and has built many new updated playgrounds. He is always looking for the newest cutting edge playground designs for the children who visit the parks.

Recreation Team

Director of Recreation, Michael Wick
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Manager, Beckie Korzyniewski, CPRP
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Aquatics Manager, Diane DeLorenzo
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Manager, Beckie Korzyniewski, CPRP
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Performing Arts Coordinator, Kris Norwood
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Fitness Facility Manager,
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Membership Services Supervisor, Omayra Shofner
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Group Exercise/Personal Training Coordinator, Megan Rizzo
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Fitness Operations Supervisor, Kelsey Fuller
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Manager, Sue McDougle, CPRP
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Preschool Coordinator, Aimee Schneider
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Rental and Scheduling Coordinator, Lori Friedl
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Manager, Beckie Korzyniewski, CPRP
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Youth and Adults Athletics Supervisor, Chris Marzano, CPRP
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Volunteer Coordinator, Jamie Richards
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Youth Program Supervisor, Sabrina Hinkens
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Youth Program Coordinator, Laura Siwula
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Business Team

Director of Business Services, Mike Szpylman, CPRP
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Human Resources Generalist, Majeeda Purnell
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Marketing Team

Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Jennifer Gilbert, CPRP
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Please contact Jennifer Gilbert, Director of Marketing and Community Relations
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Parks Team

Facility Maintenance Supervisor, Sarah Sinclair
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Parks and Grounds Operations Supervisor, Steve Becker, CPRP
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Director of Parks and Planning, Jeff Reinhard, CPRP
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Safety Supervisor, Kraig Owens CPSI
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