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Gurnee Park District Newsletter – June 2024

While summer doesn’t officially begin until June 20th, it’s safe to say it is officially feeling like summer! The trees are fully boasting their summer flair and the temperatures are slowly rising higher and higher! Make sure to soak up those rays and beautiful days by taking a visit to one of our amazing 28 parks (see this month’s Park Highlight below)!

We have a lot in store this month! Mark your calendars for our upcoming June events and MORE!


The Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center is NOW open! Enjoy fun all summer long!

Hours include:
Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 7:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
*passholder only entry 11:00am-12:00pm
Holidays: 11:00am – 7:00pm

We have a busy summer planned! Visit our Aquatic Center event calendar here!

Visit for the day, or all summer long by purchasing your online day pass or 2024 season pass!

Online Day Pass
2024 Season Pass

*Don’t forget to check Rainout Line for all weather-related updates!


This Friday (6/7), get ready for our annual Families on the Fairway event at Bittersweet Golf Course! This event is FREE and FUN for the whole family! Friday, June 7
Bittersweet Golf Course | 875 Almond Road

Learn More!


Grab your friends as our popular monthly mixers have been extended through July!

NEW summer location: Gurnee Community Church | 4555 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL. 60031

As summer begins, let’s celebrate with an old-fashioned picnic, indoors of course! Lunch will include fried chicken, potato salad, vegetable and fruit trays, and dessert. Following lunch, we’ll play “Name That Tune” with singer and piano player, Robb Pedraza. 

Friday, June 14 – 11:30am-1:00pm
*Doors open: 11:00am/lunch service begins at 11:30am

Registration deadline: 6/10

Save Your Seat


Our Sounds of Summer concert series begins this month! See below for our upcoming June concerts:

June 13: Sounds of Summer Evening Concert – “90s Pop Nation” at Viking Park

June 18: Sounds of Summer Children’s Series: “Mary Macaroni” at Viking Park
* We’re proud to partner with our friends at Forest Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry. 
Forest Orthodontics & Pediatrics’ SMILE Ice Cream Truck will be onsite! The team will be serving up FREE, sweet treats to guests (while supplies last)!

June 27: Sounds of Summer Evening Concert – “Radio Gaga” at Viking Park
*thank you to our sponsor, Old National Bank, for making this event possible!

Special thank you to the Gurnee Exchange Club, who will be onsite for our evening concerts selling concessions!


As we welcome the month of June, we also welcome Pride Month, a time to celebrate, remember, and continue the progress toward equality and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community. Here at the Gurnee Park District, where the heart of our mission lies in fostering a welcoming environment for all members of our community, we embrace the significance of this month by reflecting on its origins and celebrating its importance.

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Head on over to the east side of Gurnee, just past Route 41, down Belle Plaine Avenue, and you will find…Shaw Park!

Tis’ the season to get outside, and Shaw Park is a great place to do just that! Tucked away in the quiet neighborhood near Spaulding School, Shaw Park is another one of Gurnee Park District’s finest locations. The park boasts an inviting playground for all ages, plenty of shade from mature trees, as well as a wooded walking path. If you’re looking to get in some extra steps, hop on over to the “Boulevard View Trail,” which connects to the park for an extra ¾ mile walking adventure.

Did you know? In 2018, the park received a makeover to its playground structures, including new slides, climbing features, a merry-go-round, a swing set, and a tot lot. In addition to plenty of new and exciting play features, our Parks Teams also added a large shade sail or kite, making picnics at the park the perfect summer activity!


Mark your calendars for MORE fun throughout the summer!

Special Event Calendar

Looking for a FUN and REWARDING job? We’re hiring!
Available positions include:

Business Services Specialist (FT)
Facility Maintenance I & II (FT & PT)
FitNation Childcare (PT)
Fitness Attendant (PT)
Group Exercise Instructor (PT)
Park Ambassador (PT)
Personal Trainer (PT)
Special Events Coordinator (PT)

Apply today!

Have a great month! We look forward to seeing you out and about at Gurnee Park District!

Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center
Families on the Fairway 6/7
Monthly Mixers 55+