Director's Message

SPRING Into Nature!

The emergence of spring, especially after a long winter, brings forth an unmistakable sense of excitement and energy. With its colorful, blossoming vegetation, spring inspires a desire within us all to get outside and back into nature. I am thrilled to share with you some of our offerings that can help you enjoy this spring season!

One way is to get outside and enjoy all that spring has to offer by visiting one of our many parks. During the spring, our parks are a safe place for you and your little ones to not only get some fresh air, but also make new memories along the way. With sports fields, outdoor basketball, tennis, and pickleball courts, as well as unique and imaginative play structures, our parks include something for everyone. Plus, with many parks containing woodchip and/or turf surfaces, you can plan on plenty of mud-free adventures this season!

Spring is also the perfect time of year to stay active, especially when it comes to counting steps! Simply get out and walk a steady pace for at least 30 minutes. Need motivation? Join our GO Gurnee Walking Club this spring, which meets every Saturday morning, or, join us at our GO Gurnee Walkin’ and Waggin’ dog walk event this May!

When the spring rains keep you indoors, visit FitNation! FitNation offers everything you need to keep an active lifestyle, including an indoor walking/running track at our Hunt Club location! With daily rates and/or monthly memberships, FitNation makes it easy to stay focused on your health and wellness not only during spring, but year round!

This spring, we are also excited to host a variety of new and familiar special events and programs. Register for our second annual “Bunny Bash” event, as well as a NEW event for the family to enjoy – “Family Nerf Wars"! In addition, we also provide spring soccer leagues for ages 4-10, which teach beginner to advanced players fundamentals of the game from April – June.

Get ready for warm weather by purchasing your family’s Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center season passes! Passes can be purchased from now until March 31 at our lowest prices of the season. And, don’t forget to reserve your spot in one of our summer camps, which include flexible options, weekly special events, field trips, and, of course, tons of summer FUN!

Lastly, we would not be able to provide special events and programs such as these without the help of our volunteers. Whether you are looking to fulfill hours for school, or just want to come out, have some fun, and help make a difference within the Gurnee community, please make sure to visit our website and let us know you’re interested!

I look forward to seeing you all out and about this season, whether it be during a visit to one of our parks, on the trail, or at one of our spring events! As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Happy spring!

Susie Kuruvilla, CPA, CPRP
Gurnee Park District Executive Director

We Take Customer Service Seriously

Our values, affectionately known as "SOFFI Star" are Serve, Ownership, Family, Fun and Integrity. Our staff and volunteers strive for standards that uphold these values both in the workplace and out in our community.

We stand by our pledge to provide the best recreation and programming. 

Americans with Disabilities Act

Gurnee Park District intends to comply with the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. If you need any special accommodations, please call Gurnee Park District, so we can make the necessary arrangements.  

Gurnee Park District works with Warren Special Recreation Association (WSRA) to provide assistance in our programs.

ADA Officer:
Kraig Owens, CPRP, CPSI, CPO
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Gurnee Park District Policy Manual

It is the purpose of the District to effectively and economically provide recreational programs, facilities, and open space for the residents of the District which are designed to provide wholesome, constructive, and enjoyable leisure time experiences that benefit the individual, the family, and the community. 

The Gurnee Park District Board of Commissioners acts as the legislative and policy making body of the District in the operation, control, improvement, and planning of its parks, recreation programs, facilities, personnel and fiscal operations. The Board recognizes the need for a manual that contains Board approved policies that facilitate the operation of the District on a day-to-day basis, and as such, has reviewed and approved this manual. Additionally, the Board will periodically review and revise the policies contained in this manual as it deems appropriate.

Click here to download the Gurnee Park District Policy Manual

Gurnee Park District Ordinance Code

In order to provide safe, accessible, and entertaining parks for all the Gurnee Park District has established an ordinace code. To view the entire ordinance code click here.